Smoked Stout - Barley the Brew Pup's Recipe of the Month
February 15, 2015
Everyone here at Mr.Beer loves animals... but we have a special place in our hearts for dogs, especially those that come from local shelters. That is why we were thrilled to collaborate with our favorite Instagram dog, Barley the Brew Pup (@barleythebrewpup), for a monthly recipe in which a portion of the proceeds will benefit animals in need.Each month, we will feature a special Barley Recipe of the Month. Besides getting to see awesome photos of Barley brewing the recipe, if you choose to purchase a Barley recipe, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Haven Humane Society of Southern Arizona to help local animals find permanent, loving homes. Barley is also passionate about this cause, as he was rescued from a CA shelter by his beer-loving, homebrewing fanatic dog parents. So, without further ado, welcome our first ever Barley the Brew Pup recipe!
I Like My Stouts Smoked, Not Stirred
There is nothing I like more then on a cold winter's night, snuggling up next to my favorite four legged friend, sharing a bowl of kibble, and popping open a bottle of delicious smoked stout. Smoked beers have been around for thousands of years. Before modern technology shaped how we dry malted barley, old world malters used to dry barley over an open flame. This inevitably imparted a smokey flavor and aroma to the base malts which carried over to the beer. Through the years, brewmasters have been stepping away from smoked beers, and it is becoming a lost art. But don't worry my friends, this pup is here to show you an easy extract recipe to bring back a little old-world flavor with the ease and freshness of modern ingredients. For this recipe, we are using Liquid Smoke Extract. Liquid Smoke is smoke flavor and aroma that has been condensed into liquid form through a very precise heating/cooling process. MMM it's so good! You can add a little to BBQ sauces, gravies, or meatballs to give your food a little kick. Note: Some Liquid Smoke products are vinegar or oil based. You want to steer clear of these and use a Liquid Smoke that has 2 ingredients: smoke and water.) The Recipe:
- 1 can of Mr.Beer St. Patricks Irish Stout HME
- 1 bag of Mr.Beer BrewMax Robust LME Soft Pack
- 1/2 Oz Northern Brewer Hops
- 1/2 oz Us Saaz Hops
- 1/2 teaspoon of Liquid Smoke (We are using Wrights all natural Hickory Liquid Smoke)
- 1 pack Safale S-04 Yeast
- 1 muslin hop sack
- 1 packet No-Rinse cleanser
- Don't give your pups beer…WE DONT! Everything you see here is staged for entertainment purposes.
- Sanitization is very important to us and we recommend following all of Mr.Beer's recommended sanitization process. A much more thorough write up, including sanitization practices, can be found online on the Smoked Stout recipe page.