Quantcast

How to fix smoke damage from making rauchbier?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

Epimetheus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
804
Reaction score
101
Location
Amherst
How do I remove the smoke smell from the kitchen after making smoked porter?

Yesterday I brewed my first rauchbier with cherrywood smoked malt. I do BIAB in the kitchen on an electric stove using a heatstick to help with the boil. All through the process the steam filling the room was wonderful. The porter looks good, black as a nightmare and smoky as the hinges of Hades.

Unfortunately, the wood-smoke filled steam permeated the ceiling and everything. The kitchen still smells like a bonfire.
 

Bobby_M

Vendor and Brewer
HBT Sponsor
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
25,056
Reaction score
3,911
Location
Whitehouse Station
I don't see the problem.

Well, if you don't like the smell, just wipe everything down with a wet cloth. Smoke in the water vapor just likely condensed on the cooler surfaces.
 
OP
Epimetheus

Epimetheus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2012
Messages
804
Reaction score
101
Location
Amherst
'K, I'll try wiping everything down. the ceiling will require a Swifter mop.
 

BayerischBier

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2009
Messages
96
Reaction score
1
Location
Boise
I recommend to fry some eggs with bacon, and getting a Schlenkerla Rauchbier.
After that the kitchen has a different "flavor" and you are a happy camper. :ban:
If not, clean & wipe will help ;-)
 
Top