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Old 10-15-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Safale S-05   
Batch Size (Gallons): 6.00   
Original Gravity: 1.066   
Final Gravity: not measured   
IBU: 53.7   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 33.4   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days @ 68°   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): cold-conditioned in the keg for ~1 month   
Tasting Notes: Very smooth; well-balanced between roast and smoke characteristics.   

8.00# Marris Otter
5.00# Rauchmalt
0.75# Crystal 60L
0.75# Crystal 40L
0.75# Chocolate malt
0.50# Roasted barley

2.50 ounces Northern Brewer (8.0% AA), 60 minutes

Single infusion; 60 minutes @ 154°

Recipe is based on 71% efficiency.

Recipe took a few weeks to mellow out in the keg post-fermentation. A little harsh/aggressive at first (hops and roast). 6-8 weeks in, developed a smooth, chewy, smokey, roasty, balanced character that was very well received even by several who are *not* necessarily fans of smoked beers.

EDIT: I should say, this is definately a *smoked* beer. I find it quite balanced for my tastes (and it was well-received), but someone seeking a beer that's more stout-first, smoked-second could easily sub out a pound, pound and a half of the rauchmalt for more base malt.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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I though your ASS tasted pretty good Bird.

oh, wait, I was not supposed to share that was I?


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Old 10-20-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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Yep, that was tasty ass
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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I so want some of bird's A.S.S. I want it real bad.

I heard it was great A.S.S.

Thanks for sharing the recipe- I am putting this on my list to brew.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:01 PM   #5
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this looks like some tasty ass. i'll have to make some myself.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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I enjoyed it, and I'm not a real big fan of smoked beers.

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:38 PM   #7
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Would adding 5-6 jalapenos to the primary ruin this beer or would the spice, in your opinion, liven it upa bit?
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
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I'd tap that A.S.S.

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Old 04-11-2010, 04:57 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by huntsman View Post
Would adding 5-6 jalapenos to the primary ruin this beer or would the spice, in your opinion, liven it upa bit?
I wouldn't do primary. Roast, skin and dice some jalapenos would be much nicer. Roast em over charcoal and it'll be ever better. Hell, dry-hop that thing with dried chipotle!

Mmmmmmm smoke..
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:10 PM   #10
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This sounds incredible - big rauschbeer fan. I'm only starting a couple of brews right now (newbie) but I think this might be number 3 on my list after some help from my LHBS.

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