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Smoked Beer - Classic Style Smoked Beer


A smoke-enhanced beer showing good balance between the smoke and beer character, while remaining pleasant to drink. Balance in the use of smoke, hops and malt character is exhibited by the better examples.

Flavor Profile: As with aroma, there should be a balance between smokiness and the expected flavor characteristics of the base beer style. Smokiness may vary from low to assertive. Smoky flavors may range from woody to somewhat bacon-like depending on the type of malts u

Ingredients: Different materials used to smoke malt result in unique flavor and aroma characteristics. Beechwood, or other hardwood (oak, maple, mesquite, alder, pecan, apple, cherry, other fruitwoods) smoked malts may be used. The various woods may remind one of cert

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Authentic Bamberg Rauchbier (BYO)
22 L 6.18% 40.45 1.056 1.009
All Grain 10139
Smoked Brown Ale
3.5 gal 6.41% 25.1 1.061 1.012
BIAB 4152
Rauchbier
5.5 gal 5.66% 41.42 1.051 1.007
All Grain 2777
Awesome Recipe
1000 L 6.07% 40.66 1.062 1.015
All Grain 2637
Smokey McSmokerson
6.5 gal 4.44% 28.94 1.049 1.015
All Grain 2565
Munich Ranch Ale
26 L 5.97% 13.04 1.058 1.012
All Grain 2534
Bacon Lager (20L)
21 L 6.04% 22.43 1.056 1.010
All Grain 2462
Dorymans Dark Ale
5 gal 6.54% 83.15 1.068 1.018
All Grain 1798
BlondZita
120 L 4.21% 20.07 1.041 1.009
All Grain 1466
Copernican Rauchbock
9 L 5.27% 35.35 1.048 1.008
BIAB 1153

Newest Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
smoky ale
20 L 5.83% 0 1.059 1.015
All Grain 23
Smokey the Porter
5 gal 5.12% 52.63 1.051 1.012
All Grain 27
3 Gal Mesquite-Smoked Porter
3.25 gal 6.59% 30.65 1.062 1.013
All Grain 33
Azzie
5.5 gal 4.54% 21.4 1.044 1.010
All Grain 79
Schmokey - Rauchbier
93 gal 10.11% 52.17 1.103 1.026
All Grain 37
Memento - Smoked
20 L 5.05% 48.44 1.051 1.012
All Grain 47
New Beers Day ‘24 Rauchbier
11.5 gal 5.69% 49.56 1.056 1.013
All Grain 42
HB Black Lager
21 L 7% 39.68 1.070 1.017
All Grain 58
Vaping in the boys room
5.5 gal 5.4% 24.72 1.053 1.012
All Grain 68
Breakfast in Bamberg (20 gal)
20 gal 5.62% 25.22 1.056 1.013
All Grain 72

Fermentables Used In Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Smoked Malt 102 Grain smoked malt 3°L
37 33% 2% - 100%
Smoked Malt 52 Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 24% 2% - 93%
Munich - Light 10L 51 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 20% 4% - 81%
Weyermann - Beech Smoked Barley 51 DE Grain smoked malt 2.7°L
35 38% 5% - 88%
US - Pale 2-Row 44 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 54% 17% - 83%
German - Melanoidin 35 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 5% 1% - 25%
Briess - Cherry Wood Smoked Malt 32 US Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 29% 4% - 97%
German - Vienna 29 German Grain base malt 4°L
37 27% 5% - 68%
American - Chocolate 27 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 2% - 9%
German - Pilsner 26 German Grain base malt 1.6°L
38 45% 2% - 80%

Hops Used In Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 39 15 49% 9% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 39 3.75 59% 20% - 100%
Willamette 28 4.5 39% 10% - 100%
Saaz 26 3.5 44% 17% - 100%
Hallertau Hersbrucker 25 4 43% 13% - 100%
Perle 23 8.2 42% 8% - 100%
Chinook 22 13 43% 11% - 100%
Tettnanger 19 4.5 49% 13% - 100%
Cascade 18 7 35% 5% - 100%
Fuggles 17 4.5 44% 8% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Smoked Malt 4 Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 75% 33% - 100%
Smoked Malt 3 Grain smoked malt 3°L
37 37% 20% - 67%
American - Chocolate 2 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 30% 11% - 50%
Belgian - Roasted Barley 2 Belgian Grain roasted malt 575°L
30 13% 0% - 25%
Munich Dark 20L 2 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 16% 12% - 20%
German - CaraMunich III 2 German Grain crystal malt 57°L
34 24% 20% - 28%
Briess - Cherry Wood Smoked Malt 2 US Grain smoked malt 5°L
37 52% 40% - 63%

Yeasts Used In Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 47 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 35 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 27 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - German Ale 1007 10 Wyeast Ale 0.11 Low 75% 55°F 68°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 8 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Mangrove Jack - Bavarian Lager M76 8 Mangrove Jack Lagers n/a Medium 77.5% 45°F 57°F
Wyeast - Bohemian Lager 2124 8 Wyeast Lagers 0.09 Medium 75% 48°F 58°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 6 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 6 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071 5 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales High Medium 78% 68°F 95°F

Other Ingredients Used In Classic Style Smoked Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 42 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 50%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 26 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 21 Water Agt Mash 80% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 20 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 18 Water Agt Mash 63% 11% - 100%
Irish Moss 17 Fining Boil 49% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 14 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 28%
Phosphoric acid 13 Water Agt Mash 72% 2% - 100%
Chalk 10 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 34%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 8 Water Agt Mash 25% 0% - 67%

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