I just made a…prolly considered an American amber/red. Its the second time I brewed it and this time around it has a slight smoke flavor in it. The smoke is very light but seems to be more noticeable when there is a head on the beer.
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 41.7 % GOLDEN PROMISE
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.7 SRM) Grain 2 41.7 % RAHR 2 ROW
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (37.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.3 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (55.0 SRM) Grain 4 8.3 % ENGLISH MEDIUM CRYSTAL.
0.50 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 21.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Perle [8.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 19.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 20.0 IBUs
2.00 oz Glacier [5.60 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 8 0.0 IBUs 1 OZ GLACIER ONE UK FUGGLES
2.8 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -
when there is a head on the beer.
The regular recipe is a copy from beer smith. What I have highlighted to the right is what it actually is. The only difference is first time batch I used WLP001, no Fuggle hops and the grain besides Rahr was simpson but is now English or whatever Northern Brewer now carry’s. Its a very mild smoke sensation. Could it be a combo of the earthy fuggles and English crystal? It is defiantly more noticeable in the foam of the head. Everything I have read from smoke “bad” off flavors doesn’t seem to fit. Just looking for some insight is to if this is a hop flavor I’m not familiar with or any ideas.