Brew Files - Episode 54 - Where's There Smoke

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The Brew is Out There!  

In every beer lovers curve of beer love, there comes a moment when they discover the world of smoked beers. Drew sits down with Devon Randall of Imperial Western Beer Company to discuss her approach to making both subtle and in your face smoked beers!

Devon's Smoke Guidelines:

Subtle: 3-5% 

Balanced: 6-15%

OVert: 16-100%

This episode is brought to you by: 

American Homebrewers Association

Brewers Publications

Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles)

Brewing America

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Great show today! Just happen to be sipping on a Gratzer of my own creation as I listen. My take on this 3% beer of mine is that it is the perfect post workout refreshing gulper! Beautiful light smoke with an effervescent mouth feel and a soft tartness that must be coming from the wheat. The head on this one is small bubbles that I think would last overnight if I let it! Brew one man! 

By the way, I’m a biab guy so stuck mash is a non issue.