DetailsCause where there’s smoke . . .
Brushfire - a smooth and smoky brown ale featuring Briess’ one of a kind Cherrywood Smoked Malt - it’s distinct and robust, with an aroma reminiscent of bacon, and more pleasant than the sharp acrid tang of a peat smoked malt. Well balanced, with restrained smoke, and caramel, chocolate, and toasty flavors all melding to produce an outstandingly drinkable beer with an unobtrusive, sweet, earthy smokiness redolent of a wet campfire.
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4.8 / 5.017 ReviewsEasy-to-Use KitThe Brushfire Smoked Brown Ale kit was fun to use! The directions were very explicit and easy to follow. The wort is now sitting in my basement so I can�?���t rate the results yet.January 11, 2016smokey beerMade this beer with some friends. I can taste the smoke...it's a little too strong for me. I like the malt they used in comparison to other smoked malts. Beer had a good body to it. And the hops balanced well.August 27, 2013smokey the beerGood kit. When fermenting you can REALLY smell the smoke...was a little worried. But by the time it was done carbing in the bottle, it had settled a little bit. Still noticeable but not too strong.August 31, 2013SmokeyIf you like smoked beer then give this a try. Its a much better smoked taste than Peat smoked malt. I gave it 3 weeks in the primary, 3 in the secondary, and then bottled it. It's smokey but not as smokey as I feared. I'd brew this again if I could reduce the smoked malt form 1 pound to 12 ounces. I think that would be just right.September 12, 2013Awesome flavorI kinda messed up on the instructions. I accidentally let it boil over. And I only let it sit in the 2nd fermentater for 2 weeks and bottled for 2 weeks. It is fantastic even tho I messed up.
Taste is really good.November 24, 2016I wanted to try something differentI read about smoked beers and decided to give this a go. I used the 1056 liquid yeast with a starter that I prepared the day before. I used a 2/2/2 schedule and just had a beer. You know what? Its pretty good. I didn't know what to expect but I like it. It has a smoke flavor but it's not overpowering. Its a good beer that I am happy to drink.October 29, 2013Can taste the smokeI brewed this a couple of weeks ago - 1 week primary, 1 1/2 secondary, 3 days force carbonating in my corny keg. Tried it last night, and my wife and I really liked it. Smoke flavor was there but was not overpowering. Well balance with the malt and the hop bitterness.December 29, 2013Nice smoked flavorThe beer is surprisingly good. The smoke taste isn't overwhelming and enhances the flavors. I used the dry yeast, and just let it sit in a better bottle for 4 weeks, then kegged it. Nothing fancy, and it came out well.December 30, 2013DeliciousThis is only the second batch of beer we have brewed, and it turned out great. We cut back the smoked malt from 1 lb. to 3/4 lb. based on another review and the smoke taste is perfect. The hop bitterness is just right. Used the US-05, pitching it directly in the wort from the packet. 8 days in the primary, 3 weeks secondary.December 31, 2013Very tasty and smokeyI was very happy with this recipe and it was a perfect for the family camping last fall. Seriously, sitting by the fire at night, this brew paired well with the atmosphere. It is definitely worth a second go and I totally recommend it!!!August 3, 2016
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