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Old 09-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

Long time no see. Haven't been able to homebrew in awhile. Anyways, I was wondering how I would make a smoked porter using extracts. Mainly how do I get that smoked flavor?

Also, I had an idea... Do you think it would be good if I also oak aged it? So it would be a smoked oak-aged porter. Sounds good to me, but I don't know how that would actually turn out. Which brings my next question... how do you oak age? Do you just throw some oak chips in the secondary?

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Old 09-02-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Steeping a little (1-2 oz) of peat smoked malt would probably do the trick. If you don't want to use steeped grains, there are smoke extracts available.

Oak chips are steamed to sanitize then put in the clearing tank.


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Old 09-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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How many oak chips would I use to give it a subtle oak flavor. Don't want it overpowering.

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Appear: 3.5/5.
Mouthfeel: 3.5/5
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Most people use 8 oz. of chips. Give them a week, if you want more oak put them back in.
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:28 AM   #5
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I do not know how of the smoked taste you want. I have a extract recipe w/ grains that used 1 lb a Smoked Bamberg Malt.


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