Surtr is the legendary fire giant from Norse mythology. We thought it was the perfect name for our new Norwegian smoked ale, brewed as closely to ancient specifications as possible! This beer utilizes Indiana-grown red cedar in the mash, as the Vikings use to do it! It also does not follow a hopping schedule that we would think of as normal, instead being steeped before the boil. This is to mimic the wort being run through the hops on the way to the boil kettle in olden times. We use Stjordal malt, which is produced in the Sainnhus of Sugar Creek Malting Company of Lebanon, IN. This malt, made the way that smoked malts were made a millenia ago, gives this beer a unique character. We strongly recommend using a Kveik yeast to ferment this beer. This yeast has a wide temperature range and has been used in the Nordic farmhouses since time immemorial. This beer is fit for Ragnarok!
Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include suggested mash temps, target gravity levels, hop addition times, and all the important brewing steps!
Our all-grain kits come with the necessary grains and hops for a 5 gallon batch. Grains come crushed, unless requested to be un-crushed in the order notes.Yeast is not included but we've provided a selection of recommended yeast (liquid and dry) that you can add to your order in the drop downs above. Clarifying agents (i.e. Irish moss) and priming sugar can be purchased separately.
|Grain Bill Weight: ||11 lbs|
|Kit Yield: ||5 Gallons|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV): ||5.5 - 6.5%|
|Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): ||15 - 18 |
|Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color): ||3 - 5|
|Original Gravity: ||1.050 - 1.059|
|Final Gravity: ||1.008 - 1.011|
|Yeast Starter Suggested? ||No|
|Beer Kit Instructions: ||Click Here »|