Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > NB's Surly Smoke
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
ardonthorn5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: clearfield, pa
Posts: 211
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default NB's Surly Smoke

So I'm tempted to do NB's Surly Smoke AG kit (this would be my second AG) after having a rauchbier at Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville. It calls for a lager yeast, and while I might be able to pull that off, I'm not sure how dedicated I want to get to swamp coolering until i can stick it in the fridge. So with that being said, any ideas on using cali ale/cali lager yeast?


ardonthorn5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
MalFet
/bɪər nərd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,369
Liked 1324 Times on 883 Posts
Likes Given: 621

Default

The recipe looks fully doable with ale yeast. You won't get exactly the same beer that Surly intends, but unless you're going for a perfect clone there's no reason that should concern you.

For a smoke beer, I'd personally want something clean and malt forward, and I'd definitely avoid anything phenolic. If you can get anything you want, consider using an altbier yeast like WLP036. Otherwise, any clean ale yeast (like WLP001/Wy1056) should work fine.


__________________
"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin
MalFet is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
ardonthorn5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: clearfield, pa
Posts: 211
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Thanks Mal.
ardonthorn5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
drawdy10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: brookings, sd
Posts: 367
Liked 19 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ardonthorn5
Thanks Mal.
Did you end up brewing it? If so do you have some details on how it went?
drawdy10 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2012, 03:22 AM   #5
ardonthorn5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: clearfield, pa
Posts: 211
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

i did not do it yet, drawdy, however, i do have the ability to lager using a hole in my basement wall and my downstairs fridge. I did a pilsner last year using the lager hole, and it worked out pretty well.


ardonthorn5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surly Coffee Bender Clone Advice cobolstinks All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 29 03-14-2015 08:19 PM
Surly Bender Clone Help Barron All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 02-05-2015 06:42 PM
Smoked Porter = "no smoke aroma or flavor" at competition Bobby_M All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 23 01-28-2014 07:29 AM
NB surly bender question robwestcott All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 02-23-2012 01:30 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS