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Old 09-26-2007, 03:17 AM   #1
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Default Banana Bread Holiday Ale

What do you think of this recipe. I am going to try it with the yeast cake that will be available in 3 days.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast Weihenstephan 3068 with 500ml starter
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: <10
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none

This ale utilizes the sweet banana esters of the Wyeast Weihenstephan yeast to bring out a smooth, banana bread taste. The flaked oats give a soft mouthfeel. The specialty grains give a hint of nutty bread. This will be the Edwort's Apfelwein of Spiced Holiday Brews.....or not.

No real bananas will be harmed making this beer, although they can be used in the secondary at your discression.

8 lbs. American 2-row
2 lbs flaked oats
1 lb. biscuit malt
1 lb. honey malt
.25 lbs. crystal 90 (optional for raisin banana bread)

1 oz. Mt. Hood 60 minutes

1 teaspoon vanilla extract into secondary
1/2 teaspoon of almond or walnut extract into secondary
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon into secondary

Wyeast Weihenstephan 3068 with 500ml starter

Mash at 154 for 60 minutes

Ferment near 72° for 10 days.
No secondary fermentation

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:33 AM   #2
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This is in the Secondary. Like any of you care anyway. Don't you see the pure genius of this recipe? Go ahead, just keep reading your BYO and dumping in your can of extract.....

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:48 AM   #3
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sorry about that last comment. I had a little too much of my Stone IPA.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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I think it sounds really interesting. Not my taste, perhaps, but a great experiment. Let us know how it turns out.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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Bananna & Cloves (yeast) and additional flavorings and spices to make up the nutbread portion. Interesting but I have a feeling it will take on a slightly different result than expected.

Let us know how it turns.

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:00 PM   #6
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That yeast is used to work on wheat, I don't think it's going to give the same flavor profile on two row. But, I dunno. It is a cool idea though. I had a thread on a choconanner stout (wheat/chocolate/roasted/hefe yeast) about 6 months ago and also got no replies. I don't think nanner's are very popular here

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I've used that yeast on a cider as suggested by someone in that section of the forum and its character still came through regardless of there being no wheat, hopefully you'll get a similar result.

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even with the few responses on this, I'd like to hear your final results. I love banana bread. I think this is an interesting/fun flavored beer. I'm not a huge fan of flavored beers, except where the flavoring actually comes from how it is brewed and is very subtle.

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I drink Banana beer and like it. It's not like the other fruit beers but I've never had it spiced.

Let us know how it turns out.

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I absolutely love the banana esters in a good German hefe. For me, that's plenty of flavor, and I'm not sure I'd want more spices in that particular beer. I am curious, though...keep us posted.

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