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Old 08-06-2010, 03:29 AM   #21
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Did not trim, cooked until crispy.

Your math sounds pretty good...2-2.5 lbs per 5 gallons should do it.

Let us know how it comes out.

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:15 AM   #22
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A suggestion for the bacon. If you have a Trader Joe's or other store that carries this, try the apple-smoked bacon premium thick-sliced stuff. There are typically cured and uncured varieties as well.

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Old 08-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #23
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Curiosity piqued...

Everything's better with BACON!!!

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Old 08-08-2010, 12:17 AM   #24
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A suggestion for the bacon. If you have a Trader Joe's or other store that carries this, try the apple-smoked bacon premium thick-sliced stuff. There are typically cured and uncured varieties as well.
I'm actually going to go with Wright's brand bacon. It's good quality stuff. And it has the benefit of being fairly lean.

While I believe the posters who said that from what they've had, or in their experience, that the fat doesn't hurt the beer; it's still something I'd like to avoid as much as possible.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:11 AM   #25
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Yes, def minimize the fat that winds up in the beer, and use quality bacon

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:04 PM   #26
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so, what's the other unusual ingredient going into your bacon beer?

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Old 08-08-2010, 07:36 PM   #27
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Not sure how temp will affect the fat, but maybe if you throw the bacon in the boil, the fat will stay seperated from the wort and float on top. Hopefully when you go from kettle to fermenter, most of the fat will be left behind.

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Old 08-08-2010, 11:21 PM   #28
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so, what's the other unusual ingredient going into your bacon beer?
So here's the list of strange ingredients, of which I have to have at least two. FYI this is for the Houston Dixie Cup.


Curry powder
Beans
Tarragon
Cured meat
Gummi candi
Flowers (must be edible/safe)
Mouse
Jelly doughnut
Some part of the celery plant
Something from the sea (not minerals or water)
Chocolate milk

I'm going with beans and cured meat. While they aren't exactly strange in beer, I'm going with vanilla beans. Even though they aren't technically beans I'm also using cocoa beans and coffee beans.

I had also considered going with a saison brewed with curry and chamomile flowers, which I still think would be really good, but I just couldn't pass up a chance to make a beer with bacon.
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Irish moss is something from the sea, but it'd be kind of a cop-out.

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Yeah... I also considered finings since they're made from shellfish.

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