Specialty Beer – All Grain GONE


General Info

Soak French oak chips in brandy or whiskey. Add to secondary.

The name refers to the 23 Enigma.

Base wort provided by the Rockyard Brewing company for a club contest similar to Iron Brewer (Sept/Oct issue of Zymurgy), but only for specialty beers. The base wort was the second runnings of a Double Red. Starting gravity: 1.050.


Steeped chocolate, Carafa, and rauch malt for 30 minutes in 1.5 gallons of 165° water. Topped off with wort from Rockyard to 6 gallons. 90 minute boil. Transferred to primary (January 24, 2009).

Transferred to secondary over brandy-soaked 2oz of oak chips (February 10, 2009).

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