16 January, 2011

Canadian Dark Cedar

Yes, I got the idea to use cedar in a brew from the show Brewmasters. But beyond that, this was kind of like an end of the week stew, a little of everything thrown in for good measure. And it turned out quite good!

Nice dark color with a thick head. When poured cold, it was a bit strong in alcohol notes in the body, with a light bitterness on the end. After warming up, it got much smoother with some nice chocolate and coffee notes, and almost a nutty/woody bite to it. Very surprising considering it used a very light Canadian Draft extract as the base.

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Bitterness 62 IBU
Alcohol by Volume 5.2%
Recipe Color 39° SRM
Alcohol by Weight 4.1%

0.50 lb Brown Sugar
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (US) Grain Mashed
1.00 lb Crystal 120L Grain Mashed
0.50 lb Molasses Sugar Other
1.21 lb MrB. High Country Canadian Draft Extract
0.50 oz Centennial Whole 15 minutes
0.50 oz Magnum Whole 40 minutes
1.00 unit Mr. Beer Dry Ale Yeast
1.00 lb Cedar Wood Chunks - in for full mash and boil

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