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Recipe: Goldfinger Smoke Two Lagers

From Tom Beckmann, owner and brewer at Goldfinger Brewing in suburban Chicago, here’s a recipe for their smoothly smoky collab with Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis.

Tom Beckmann May 21, 2024 - 3 min read

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“This recipe is very much a helles first, a smoked beer second,” says Tom Beckmann, owner and brewer at Chicago’s Goldfinger.

“The smoke on this beer is much more subtle than on a typical rauchbier, which helps to not distract from the pleasant malt sweetness and gentle Noble-hop character throughout. Using two different woods—oak and beech—as the source for smoke provides a multidimensional smoke character.”


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.048
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 17
ABV: 5%

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