Smoke Bomb Imperial Smoked Chipotle Porter All Grain Beer Recipe Kit

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Looking for an explosion of flavor that sure to tantalize your tastebuds? Look no further. Smoke Bomb delivers a 1 - 2 punch of smoky goodness through the use of smoked malt and smoky chipotle peppers.
Although it may seem a bit unusual, the dark, rich flavors of porter are the perfect pairing for chipotle peppers. The peppers have a dark, dried fruit character that draws out the flavors of crystal malt, while the smokiness of the peppers adds depth and complexity to smoked malt. Add in subtle notes of roast and bittersweet chocolate delivered with a spicy kick and you got yourself a bold brew that sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Enjoy a recipe that clinched the Silver Medal at the highly competitive 2013 National Homebrew Competition.

 

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SKU B10074, B10073
Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity

1066

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Spice or Fruit Beer,Stout/Porter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

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Fred B.
Very enjoyable

Made this out of curiosity and since a local brewpub had a mole stout I was enjoying. I split after primary and did half per the recipe and the other half with cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate in addition to the chipotle. Note that my gravity came in a bit high, around 1.080 (my "fault").

First, let me say that the base porter itself was a great beer. I would make the recipe again just for that. I did not get much smoke from it, though, and I sort of like smoked flavor.

I did the recommended amount of chipotle to start with per Deb's suggestion in the recipe (about 4 peppers for 0.5oz total, split in half between two kegs). I soaked this in vodka then poured it all into a muslin bag to steep. That was enough to add a little spice and flavor on the finish. It faded pretty fast so I added about 50% more a couple weeks later in the keg. That was a moderate chipotle flavor. When I sealed a growler for a friend who likes spice I added even a bit more. That was strong chipotle to the point where it started to mask the porter itself. I prefer the initial, more modest amount, but the version with a bit more was pretty good, too.

The mole half I kept on the subtle side with one dose per the instructions. After that steeped the other ingredients after soaking them in vodka too (1.5oz nibs, 1/2 vanilla bean, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon). Chocolate was strong the first week, cinnamon the second, then it all blended together nicely so that you get a mix of those flavors followed by the modest chipotle finish. This is a nice beer, too.

I would definitely brew this again. The flavors of the kit version came together nicely. I might add a little more smoked malt for my taste. An amount in the range of Stone Smoked Porter would be nice.

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Jim R.
Smoke bomb is the Bomb!

Fantastic brew. Wish I would have went more and longer on the peppers. Went with 3 for 3 days. Should have used them all for probably 5 days. Great smoke hint and flavor. Will do this one again. Putting half on nitro soon

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Bruce H.
Must Have!

I've brewed this twice, and intend to work it into the rotation again soon. The first time I took the advice of the Deb Loch the NB employee who wrote the recipe and put half the included pepper in. Good, but not 'hot' enough for me. I felt that there was a little heat there, but it certainly wasn't the first thing I noticed. The next time I went all in and included everything. Just about perfect, as far as I'm concerned. So don't be afraid to spice it up. This is supposed to be spicy, so don't be scared!

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craig m.
I admit it

I bought this on a whim. Don't really like flavored beers. Friends thought I was crazy when I described it. Wasn't crazy about the first bottle. BUT, it grows on you. Very nice rich underlayment, then a little burn at the back of your throat. Very smooth. Don't drink this with Mexican food...cheese and crackers will mellow the whole experience out. Ordering my second batch today.

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Based on 4 reviews
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Fred B.
Very enjoyable

Made this out of curiosity and since a local brewpub had a mole stout I was enjoying. I split after primary and did half per the recipe and the other half with cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate in addition to the chipotle. Note that my gravity came in a bit high, around 1.080 (my "fault").

First, let me say that the base porter itself was a great beer. I would make the recipe again just for that. I did not get much smoke from it, though, and I sort of like smoked flavor.

I did the recommended amount of chipotle to start with per Deb's suggestion in the recipe (about 4 peppers for 0.5oz total, split in half between two kegs). I soaked this in vodka then poured it all into a muslin bag to steep. That was enough to add a little spice and flavor on the finish. It faded pretty fast so I added about 50% more a couple weeks later in the keg. That was a moderate chipotle flavor. When I sealed a growler for a friend who likes spice I added even a bit more. That was strong chipotle to the point where it started to mask the porter itself. I prefer the initial, more modest amount, but the version with a bit more was pretty good, too.

The mole half I kept on the subtle side with one dose per the instructions. After that steeped the other ingredients after soaking them in vodka too (1.5oz nibs, 1/2 vanilla bean, and 1/8 tsp cinnamon). Chocolate was strong the first week, cinnamon the second, then it all blended together nicely so that you get a mix of those flavors followed by the modest chipotle finish. This is a nice beer, too.

I would definitely brew this again. The flavors of the kit version came together nicely. I might add a little more smoked malt for my taste. An amount in the range of Stone Smoked Porter would be nice.

J
Jim R.
Smoke bomb is the Bomb!

Fantastic brew. Wish I would have went more and longer on the peppers. Went with 3 for 3 days. Should have used them all for probably 5 days. Great smoke hint and flavor. Will do this one again. Putting half on nitro soon

B
Bruce H.
Must Have!

I've brewed this twice, and intend to work it into the rotation again soon. The first time I took the advice of the Deb Loch the NB employee who wrote the recipe and put half the included pepper in. Good, but not 'hot' enough for me. I felt that there was a little heat there, but it certainly wasn't the first thing I noticed. The next time I went all in and included everything. Just about perfect, as far as I'm concerned. So don't be afraid to spice it up. This is supposed to be spicy, so don't be scared!

c
craig m.
I admit it

I bought this on a whim. Don't really like flavored beers. Friends thought I was crazy when I described it. Wasn't crazy about the first bottle. BUT, it grows on you. Very nice rich underlayment, then a little burn at the back of your throat. Very smooth. Don't drink this with Mexican food...cheese and crackers will mellow the whole experience out. Ordering my second batch today.