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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2013, 08:01:50 AM »
That's a nice set up. If I had that kind of smoking equipment I'd make a lot more smoked beer too.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2013, 08:20:53 AM »
Yes but what did you DO with the 3 bags of smoked malt? Share amongst the club? Or do you just REALLY like Rauchbier?

if you look down the thread he says he does it for a friend who owns a commercial brewery.

I have a bottle of that beer in my fridge (assuming Jeff still does it for him) and I can't wait to have it - one of my favorite smoked beers, and favorite beers of theirs.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2013, 08:27:45 AM »
Really nice smoker box.  Nice setup.  The beer sounds good.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 10:05:46 AM »
Yes but what did you DO with the 3 bags of smoked malt? Share amongst the club? Or do you just REALLY like Rauchbier?

if you look down the thread he says he does it for a friend who owns a commercial brewery.

I have a bottle of that beer in my fridge (assuming Jeff still does it for him) and I can't wait to have it - one of my favorite smoked beers, and favorite beers of theirs.

I think Mr. Gladish is friends with more than one commercial brewer.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2013, 11:20:34 AM »
Yes but what did you DO with the 3 bags of smoked malt? Share amongst the club? Or do you just REALLY like Rauchbier?

if you look down the thread he says he does it for a friend who owns a commercial brewery.

I have a bottle of that beer in my fridge (assuming Jeff still does it for him) and I can't wait to have it - one of my favorite smoked beers, and favorite beers of theirs.

I think Mr. Gladish is friends with more than one commercial brewer.

I've been the organizer for a statewide pro beer competition for about 13 years, so I know a few.
I've smoked malt for Swamphead in Gainesville several times, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. and Southern Brewing.
If I had any time I'd smoke enough to sell it at homebrew shops.  Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2013, 11:22:06 AM »
Yes but what did you DO with the 3 bags of smoked malt? Share amongst the club? Or do you just REALLY like Rauchbier?

if you look down the thread he says he does it for a friend who owns a commercial brewery.

I have a bottle of that beer in my fridge (assuming Jeff still does it for him) and I can't wait to have it - one of my favorite smoked beers, and favorite beers of theirs.

I think Mr. Gladish is friends with more than one commercial brewer.

I've been the organizer for a statewide pro beer competition for about 13 years, so I know a few.
I've smoked malt for Swamphead in Gainesville several times, Tampa Bay Brewing Co. and Southern Brewing.
If I had any time I'd smoke enough to sell it at homebrew shops.  Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.

i know he does - I was referring to Craig's Swamphead Smoked Porter which I bought a bomber of a few weekends ago.  looking forward to cracking it soon!
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2013, 12:18:07 PM »
Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.
It's really easy to do if you have a decent setup (like Jeff does).  Mine is much smaller, I can only do 2-3 lbs at a time.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2013, 12:23:52 PM »
Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.
It's really easy to do if you have a decent setup (like Jeff does).  Mine is much smaller, I can only do 2-3 lbs at a time.
That would be a great way to add to the smoked malt palette that is out there now. So many woods to try.

I can do about 4 lbs at a time.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2013, 12:28:50 PM »
Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.
It's really easy to do if you have a decent setup (like Jeff does).  Mine is much smaller, I can only do 2-3 lbs at a time.
That would be a great way to add to the smoked malt palette that is out there now. So many woods to try.

I can do about 4 lbs at a time.

I did some with cherry wood that turned out nice, much smoother than the Briess cherry smoked malt which I find very harsh.  I've done some apple wood smoked too, I haven't brewed with it yet.
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Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2013, 12:37:45 PM »
If I had any time I'd smoke enough to sell it at homebrew shops.  Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.

It may be a better idea than a reality.  I had a friend that tried it but gave up after about a year.  It was more hassle than the money he made.  Of course, I have no idea how much of that was due to his marketing skills or lack thereof.
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