Randy Scorby of Baker City, OR, member of the Good Libations, won a gold medal in Category #22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer during the 2011 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA. Scorby’s Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer was chosen as the best among 289 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2011 NHC Homebrewer of the Year title.
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Smoke Screen | Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer
- 6.9 lb (3.13 kg) Weyermann Rauch malt
- 1.1 lb (498 g) Weyermann pils malt
- 1.0 lb (454 g) Weyermann Munich II malt
- 0.7 lb (317 g) 51° L caramel-Vienna malt
- 0.1 lb (45 g) Carafa II malt
- 2.0 oz (57 g) Tettnang hops, 4% a.a. (60 min)
- 0.3 oz (8.5 g) Tettnang hops, 4% a.a. (5 min)
- Wyeast No. 2633 Octoberfest lager yeast blend starter
- Original Gravity: 1.057
- Final Gravity: 1.013
- ABV: 5.78%
- IBU: 27
- SRM: 12
- Single decoction mash schedule. Mash in at 122° F (50° C), hold for 10 minutes. Pull a thick decoction and hold at 154° F (68° C) for 20 minutes, and boil for 10 minutes. Return to main mash and hold at 154° F (68° C) for 40 minutes or until conversion is achieved. Sparge with 168° F (76° C) water.
- Primary fermentation for 48 days at 48° F (9° C).
- Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 vol).