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Wood Beer - Specialty Wood-Aged Beer


A harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood (including alcoholic products previously in contact with the wood). The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, well-balanced and well-aged.

Flavor Profile: Varies with base style. Wood usually contributes a woody or oaky flavor. Other flavors that are typically present include vanilla (from vanillin in the wood); caramel, butterscotch, toasted bread or almonds (from toasted wood); coffee, chocolate, cocoa (f

Ingredients: Varies with base style. Aged in wooden casks or barrels previously used to store alcohol (e.g., whiskey, bourbon, port, sherry, Madeira, wine, etc). Fuller-bodied, higher-gravity base styles often are used since they can best stand up to the additional fl

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Top 10 Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
10 gal 12.56% 98.29 1.122 1.027
Partial Mash 3008
Gin Barrel-Aged Saison
5.5 gal 6.64% 27.12 1.058 1.007
All Grain 2182
Rum Barrel Porter
5.5 gal 5.96% 58.61 1.061 1.015
All Grain 2058
Bourbon Barrel Porter
8.25 gal 6.94% 58.94 1.064 1.011
All Grain 1883
Dragonfly's Milk (Dragon's Milk Clone)
2.5 gal 10.21% 39.16 1.105 1.027
BIAB 1735
Right Bank Amber - Cognac Barrel Aged Amber
5.5 gal 6.91% 18.61 1.067 1.015
extract 1731
wild west sour melange 1
15 L 10.61% 8.92 1.102 1.021
All Grain 1681
Blonde base beer
5.5 gal 5.69% 12.92 1.046 1.002
All Grain 1440
Dark base beer
5.5 gal 6.95% 10.7 1.056 1.003
All Grain 1357
Big Black Stout 2.0 (herms)
11 gal 11.78% 66.3 1.105 1.024
All Grain 1106

Newest Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Nordic Blonde
5.5 gal 5.26% 22.99 1.049 1.009
All Grain 233
Assault on your Mouth
5 gal 6.09% 30.69 1.065 1.019
extract 327
Wild Turkey Bourbon Mash
5 gal 7.97% 0 1.093 1.033
All Grain 891
420 Brew: Whiskey In The Jarrow!
19 L 7.81% 45.12 1.080 1.020
BIAB 96
Corn Mash
5 gal 8.87% 0 1.084 1.017
Partial Mash 617
Oui Oui thea Vosegus
5.75 gal 8.57% 35.2 1.076 1.011
All Grain 480
Samhain - Spooky Ale
5.5 gal 6.32% 28.71 1.059 1.011
BIAB 594
Gin Barrel-Aged Saison
5.5 gal 6.64% 28.98 1.058 1.007
All Grain 676
Gin Barrel-Aged Saison
5.5 gal 6.64% 27.12 1.058 1.007
All Grain 2182
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
10 gal 12.56% 98.29 1.122 1.027
Partial Mash 3008

Fermentables Used In Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 10 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 61% 6% - 81%
American - Chocolate 10 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 7% 3% - 25%
Munich - Light 10L 8 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 21% 6% - 87%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 5 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 61% 45% - 77%
Flaked Oats 5 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 7% 1% - 11%
American - Roasted Barley 5 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 4% 2% - 5%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 5 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 3% - 6%
Flaked Corn 4 Adjunct raw 0.5°L
40 38% 5% - 75%
Munich Dark 20L 4 Grain specialty malt 20°L
34 19% 1% - 41%
American - Pilsner 4 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 22% - 78%

Hops Used In Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 5 5 55% 25% - 100%
Willamette 4 4.5 39% 25% - 50%
Chinook 3 13 41% 21% - 50%
Cluster 3 6.5 46% 38% - 50%
Magnum 3 15 72% 50% - 100%
Nugget 3 14 38% 25% - 50%
Warrior 3 16 54% 21% - 100%
Ahtanum 2 6 47% 0% - 100%
Cascade 2 7 27% 5% - 50%
Crystal 2 4.3 80% 60% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range

Yeasts Used In Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 6 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Irish Ale Yeast WLP004 2 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 71.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 2 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 2 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - French Saison OYL-026 2 Omega Yeast Labs Belgian Ales 0.12 Low 85% 65°F 77°F
Red Star - DADY 2 Red Star Ales High Low 65% 65°F 80°F

Other Ingredients Used In Specialty Wood-Aged Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 5 Water Agt Mash 3% 0% - 9%
Epsom Salt 4 Water Agt Mash 32% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 3 Water Agt Mash 26% 5% - 56%
Lactic acid 3 Water Agt Mash 88% 63% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 2 Flavor Mash 4% 0% - 8%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 2 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 8%
Chalk 2 Water Agt Mash 42% 41% - 44%
Irish Moss 2 Fining Boil 13% 12% - 13%
Whirlfloc 2 Water Agt Boil 1% 0% - 1%

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