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Wood Beer - Wood-Aged Beer


A harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with 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, which can occasionally take on a raw "green" flavor if new wood is used. Other flavors that may optionally be present include vanilla (from vanillin in the wood); caramel, butterscot

Ingredients: Varies with base style. Aged in wooden casks or barrels, or using wood-based additives (wood chips, wood staves, oak essence). Fuller-bodied, higher-gravity base styles often are used since they can best stand up to the additional flavors, although experi

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Top 10 Wood-Aged Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale
7.5 gal 8.28% 18.72 1.082 1.019
All Grain 5412
The Chocolate Dragon
5.5 gal 9.03% 48.13 1.084 1.016
All Grain 4165
Rye Wine
5 gal 12.61% 76.97 1.112 1.027
All Grain 3346
Dark Sour
3.25 gal 8.48% 9.43 1.071 1.006
All Grain 3079
Burbon County Clone
5.5 gal 14.8% 45.07 1.139 1.026
extract 2813
DQYDJ Barleywine
19.5 L 10.66% 70.34 1.096 1.022
All Grain 1853
regruit
120 gal 5.61% 0 1.052 1.009
All Grain 1650
RIS Barrel project 2016
5 gal 8.52% 126.08 1.092 1.027
All Grain 1610
Dark Star Lake
5.5 gal 11.12% 51.09 1.113 1.028
All Grain 1493
ABNORMAL STOUT
5.5 gal 10.18% 82.79 1.107 1.029
All Grain 1400

Newest Wood-Aged Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Awesome Recipe
9 gal 5.12% 0 1.060 1.021
All Grain 43
Bourbon stout
20 L 7.86288% 28.8614 1.074 1.014
Partial Mash 54
Endless Jeff
6 gal 7.24% 97.91 1.067 1.012
All Grain 74
Test
18 gal 7.7% 0 1.078 1.020
All Grain 105
Holy Schnikes
155 gal 12.71% 51.62 1.117 1.020
All Grain 75
coconut barrel RIS
5.5 gal 10.95% 64.08 1.100 1.017
BIAB 86
Czech Ale
21 L 4.5% 15.03 1.047 1.013
All Grain 114
Goose Island BCBS Exact Clone 2015
5 gal 11.59% 63.56 1.129 1.041
All Grain 307
Janet's Brown Ale
5.5 gal 7.63% 69.55 1.071 1.013
BIAB 180
Bottle Red Head
2.5 gal 6.19% 61.05 1.058 1.011
extract 261

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 24 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 66% 32% - 85%
American - Chocolate 18 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 4% 1% - 8%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 17 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 2% - 17%
Flaked Oats 13 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 6% 2% - 10%
American - Roasted Barley 12 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 5% 2% - 16%
Munich - Light 10L 8 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 24% 7% - 78%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 8 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 3% 2% - 5%
Brown Sugar 7 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 5% 3% - 9%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 7 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 53% 17% - 84%
American - White Wheat 6 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 22% 4% - 81%

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

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 12 15 53% 33% - 100%
Nugget 9 14 39% 19% - 100%
Willamette 8 4.5 29% 6% - 50%
Cascade 7 7 22% 6% - 43%
Citra 7 11 25% 11% - 67%
Columbus 6 15 38% 10% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 6 5 32% 20% - 78%
Galena 5 13 34% 20% - 50%
Northern Brewer 4 7.8 30% 19% - 71%
Fuggles 4 4.5 41% 33% - 64%

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

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 14% 12% - 17%

Yeasts Used In 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 11 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 5 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 4 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 3 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 3 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Fermentis - Saflager - German Lager Yeast W-34/70 3 Fermentis / Safale Lagers .105 High 83% 48°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - A10 Darkness 3 Imperial Yeast Ale Medium 71% 62°F 72°F
White Labs - American Ale Yeast Blend WLP060 2 White Labs Ale Med-High Medium 76% 68°F 72°F
White Labs - British Ale Yeast WLP005 2 White Labs Ale Medium High 70.5% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - British Ale 1098 2 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-High 74% 64°F 72°F

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

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 12 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 45%
Baking Soda 9 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 36%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 9 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 67%
Lactic acid 9 Water Agt Mash 83% 53% - 100%
Whirlfloc 9 Fining Boil 24% 7% - 66%
Irish Moss 6 Fining Boil 32% 7% - 87%
Epsom Salt 5 Water Agt Mash 2% 0% - 10%
Chalk 3 Water Agt Boil 14% 0% - 42%
Yeast Nutrient 3 Other Mash 33% 12% - 75%
Wyeast - Beer Nutrient 2 Other Boil 20% 7% - 33%

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