I did the below recipe, and when I took my first FG reading attempt after a week, there was a really nice smoky flavor that was very obvious. After another week I bottled, and the smoky flavor was gone. What can I do to get the smoky flavor to keep through to the bottles?
~3 gallons of water in 5 gal pot.
Stepped at 155-160 for 20 minutes, temp stayed within range checked every 5 minutes:
4oz Caramel 80L
6.6lbs Amber LME
2lb Amber DME
1oz Columbus hops
Flavoring at 40 minutes and Aromatic at 55 minutes:
1oz each Willamette
Added to 2 gallons cold boiled water in primary.