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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2011, 09:25:31 PM »
as long as that is the cherry smoked malt, I'd say go for it.
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2011, 10:46:52 PM »
Actually I was going to say the opposite.  I've found for my palette that beers made with the cherry smoked malt are overly phenolic when you get above 20-25% of the grist.  I think I would cut it back to 2 lbs or less.

I probably wouldn't go with that yeast either, I would go for a yeast I would actually use in a porter like WY1056 or one of the English strains like WY1098.

But that's me.
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 09:50:29 AM »
Its all relative to your personal taste... I made a smoked amber with that cherry smoked malt, 33% of the grain bill. It was nice an smokey, not overwhelming at all... again it all goes back to your personal tastes... if you're not a huge smoked beer fan, I'd say go with 10-20% of your grain bill the first time so you get a feel for it. I used the remainder of the malt in a porter, something around 7% and it was slightly noticable so its not strong stuff at all.
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 09:53:18 AM »
Peat-smoked, baby!   ;D
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 10:00:21 AM »
Its all relative to your personal taste... I made a smoked amber with that cherry smoked malt, 33% of the grain bill. It was nice an smokey, not overwhelming at all... again it all goes back to your personal tastes... if you're not a huge smoked beer fan, I'd say go with 10-20% of your grain bill the first time so you get a feel for it. I used the remainder of the malt in a porter, something around 7% and it was slightly noticable so its not strong stuff at all.
I love smoked beers and make 100% weyermann rauchmalt beers regularly.  The Briess just isn't as smooth to me.  Yes, personal taste, but it's not that I don't like smoke.  Maybe I am just phenol sensitive, which would also explain my rabid hatred of peated malt in beers ;).

Peat-smoked, baby!   ;D
I use peat smoked malt in every one of my beers, 0% of the grist. ;D
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 12:48:37 PM »
I use peat smoked malt in every one of my beers, 0% of the grist. ;D

Tom, you're being way too conservative there. I'll bet if you doubled the amount you're using, you'd still find it acceptable
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 01:55:28 PM »
I use peat smoked malt in every one of my beers, 0% of the grist. ;D

Tom, you're being way too conservative there. I'll bet if you doubled the amount you're using, you'd still find it acceptable
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I'll double or maybe even triple it in my next batch. ;)
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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 03:43:42 PM »
I use peat smoked malt in every one of my beers, 0% of the grist. ;D

Tom, you're being way too conservative there. I'll bet if you doubled the amount you're using, you'd still find it acceptable
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I'll double or maybe even triple it in my next batch. ;)

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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2011, 04:09:32 PM »
i decided to go with white labs east coast ale yeast because on there sheet it said it was good for both porters and american wheat beers

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Re: Wheat based porter
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2011, 05:23:37 AM »
Thank you. I thought I was the only one.

it's an ever growing faction!

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FWIW there's 2% wheat in my American Brown Ale......I can see doubling that to tart it up a bit.
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