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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2011, 07:45:20 PM »
I used 4oz of Peat Smoked in a Robust Porter.  While the hydrometer sample when transferring to secondary tasted like someone had dumped an ashtray in it, by the time it was bottle conditioned, it was awesome.
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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2011, 12:50:58 AM »
I used 4oz of Peat Smoked in a Robust Porter.  While the hydrometer sample when transferring to secondary tasted like someone had dumped an ashtray in it, by the time it was bottle conditioned, it was awesome.
What % of the grist?  How many years did you age it?  50?  60? ;D

I'm glad you liked it, but the beers I've had with 4 oz of peated malt were mostly undrinkable.  You've got to know your limits with peated malt.  This is just a cautionary tale, peated malt is not a toy.
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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2011, 06:14:54 AM »
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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2011, 07:37:52 AM »
There are two grades of peat smoked malts, and Stone uses the lower intensity one in the Smoked Porter. The intensity is the phenolic level.  I really don't care for the Stone Smoked Porter, though, and I loved smoked beers.  Too acrid for me, and the aroma reminds me of the stinky muck fires that burned some summers when I was a kid - hated that smell. 

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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2011, 09:57:43 PM »
What % of the grist?  How many years did you age it?  50?  60? ;D

2.56%    Going through my notes, it looks like I had the balls to enter the thing in four comps...

"good example of a smoked beer... smoke is a little low"
"peat comes through but not as a prominent smoky flavor.  Use more peat"
"The subtle peat is a nice addition"
"could use a little more smoke"
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Re: Northern Brewer Munich LME
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2011, 12:24:09 AM »
Most Beer Judges Are Boneheads ;D

Thanks Jeff, I didn't know there are different levels available, I've only ever seen one.  I wonder how different they are.  This could explain why a 4 oz beer could still be drinkable.  But I'm still not putting peated malt anywhere in my beers. :)
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