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Beer Style: Classic Rauchbier  (22A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Classic Rauchbier


This is basically a nice light beer, but with a definite smoke aftertaste. Mainstream, but with a non-commercial twist.


  • 7 pounds, light dry extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons, liquid smoke
  • 1-1/2 ounces, Tettnanger hops (boil)
  • 1 ounce, Tettnanger hops (finish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon, Irish moss
  • 2 packs, Red Star lager yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 3 days
Secondary Ferment: 3-4 weeks

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Boil extract, liquid smoke, and boiling hops in 2-3 gallons of water for 45 minutes. Add Irish moss and finishing hops and boil 5 more minutes. Strain into fermenter, add cold water to make 5 gallons, pitch yeast. After 3 days rack to secondary. Allow to ferment an additional 3-4 weeks.