So call me crazy, but I have had the urge recently to try brewing a bacon flavored beer. Not overly bacon-y, but a nice subtle smoke/pepper/applewood to it.
This is by far not a deffinate recipe, but heres what im thinking:
1lb Black Malt
.5lb English Roasted Barley
.25 Chocolate Malt
---All at 150* ish for 30 minutes
6 lbs. Dark Malt Syrup
1-2 lbs. Dark DME
1 oz Cluster @60
.5 oz Willamette @ 40
.5 oz Willamette @10
Wyeast 1056 American Ale
Then at Bottling, add the magic Potion-
Magic potion consists of a bourbon solution that has been "Fat Washed"
(cooked applewood bacon w/ lots of pepper let sit in a jar of bourbon overnight. Then next day remove bacon, then sit in freezer to solidify fat.)
Mix the bourbon with a little more pepper, maybe some "bacon salt" and bring to a boil. Cool and add to bottling.
Maybe bottle with a mixture of molassis and brown sugar?
idk, i think thats it for now. Thoughts/comments/suggestions?