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Old 02-22-2012, 05:36 PM   #101
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This is what I'll be using. Wait til they blacken (storing them in brown paper bags will quicken this process),
Putting an apple in the bag will make it go faster. As apples ripen they release a chemical that accelerates ripening of other fruits!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #102
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I'm asking because I have zero experience working with bananas.
that's what she said...
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:17 AM   #103
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My process was letting them sit out for few days and then I sliced them up and threw them in the freezer. The day before I was going to put them into secondary I took them out of the freezer and transferred them to the fridge. Then off to the blender with the rum.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #104
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If my math is right, the 5lb of bananas adds 1.5% ABV. That look right to others?
You'll have to show your math...but on the surface, that doesn't look right. On a high gravity beer like this, the bananas would most likely lower the ABV. I think you are only counting the sugar content of the bananas and not taking into account the water content of the fruit.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #105
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Man I don't know if there is a way you could accurately determine how much alcohol you are getting from the bananas without some pretty sophisticated equipment. Maybe if you took X amount of water and X amount of banana, blended the heck out of it and took a hydrometer reading then scale the results to determine how much water and sugar is added

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Old 02-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #106
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I figured I gained .5% from the banana addition

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I think you are only counting the sugar content of the bananas and not taking into account the water content of the fruit.
Dead on with that one. Never thought about water content. Frankly, I'm shocked there is enough water to have a material effect. I was only basing on the estimated sugar content of 5 lb of bananas.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #108
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I figured I gained .5% from the banana addition
I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the results...also, you maple brown and the jog stout look extremely interesting. Ive been trying to find a way to make a.porter or stout taste.like an egg not.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #109
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Have you thought about using 99 bananas instead of rum? do you think that would make the banana flavor too overpowering?

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