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Offline breidenbach

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Cherries + Rauchbier = Style 29A or 29C?
« on: October 27, 2016, 02:05:43 pm »
Let's say I happen to add some cherry puree to a Rauchbier,  would it considered a fruit beer with a Rauchbier base (29A) or should it be entered as a specialty fruit beer with cherries and smoke flavor?  I'm thinking 29A.

Thanks,

Jay

PS:  the recipe for the Rauchbier looks like this:
3 lb Gr Pils
3 lb Munich (10L)
5 lb Rauchmalz
.5 lb carafa II special
.25 Chrystal 120
Treated RO:  Ca ~60 ppm, CL/SO4 ~ .6
.5 oz Hallertauer FWH
.25 oz magnum 60 min
1 hallertauer 15 min
Post boil SP ~ 1.053 at 6 gallons
« Last Edit: October 27, 2016, 02:55:17 pm by breidenbach »

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Re: Cherries + Rauchbier = Style 29A or 29C?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 03:57:28 pm »
32B. Specialty Smoked Beer
From the guidelines: "A Specialty Smoked Beer is either a smoked beer based on
something other than a Classic Style, or any type of smoked
beer with additional ingredients (fruits, vegetables, spices) or
processes employed that transform the beer into something
more unique."

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Re: Cherries + Rauchbier = Style 29A or 29C?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 08:18:11 pm »
+1

Be careful mixing smoke with cherries.  The two can mix to form a medicinal/cough syrup flavors.  Restraint will be your friend.

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