Originally Posted by Coff
Mark, the one I was kegging is a Roggenbier that I used 1lb of that Smoked Rye in. The grain bill was 14lbs and I dont get any of the smoke at all, absolutely none which is pretty disappointing. I will actually be entering this beer into a competition in 3 weeks so I will report back how it turned out. I based my recipe off of Jamil's Roggenbier.
Interesting update on this beer, as it condition the smoke came through pretty nicely. Pretty much the smoke level I was hoping for, a little on the nose and then some up front then fading to a roasty coffee on the back end. I do think the recipe is missing something interesting, not sure what but it just feels like it needs another layer of complexity.
Anyway, this beer was brewed for a competition and that was on Sunday. Everyone had to base their beer off of some Cherrywood smoked Rye that the bar who was hosting provided. I didnt place, but I made it out of the first round of cuts (they cut 20 of the 48 entrants after the first tasting so I made it past there) then they narrowed it down to 8 and had bracket style competition to determine the winner. Well here is my score sheet, I had to ask for it at the end, Im pleased with the score.
grrr id love more feedback. I am going to enter the beer in 2 more competitions, both AHA BJCP events so I should get some better feedback.
Edit: The note says "You were the first and last beer i tasted-and the best use of the ingredient."