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Old 06-26-2011, 08:01 PM   #31
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Great photos! I'm hoping/guessing you won't get the fat from the peanut butter coming out out of suspension later with the powdered peanut butter - perfect choice! I know that can happen with too much chocolate (actual chocolate, not chocolate malt) in a beer. Maybe secondary half of it with more peanut butter and compare the two. The smoked dubbel you have on deck sounds good too by name/short description, and I'm not even a fan of most smoked beers.

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:19 PM   #32
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Great photos! I'm hoping/guessing you won't get the fat from the peanut butter coming out out of suspension later with the powdered peanut butter - perfect choice! I know that can happen with too much chocolate (actual chocolate, not chocolate malt) in a beer. Maybe secondary half of it with more peanut butter and compare the two. The smoked dubbel you have on deck sounds good too by name/short description, and I'm not even a fan of most smoked beers.
The dubbel is an alternate version of the one on my recipe list with cherry wood smoked rye malt. It is part of a contest in Philly that i got into...If i win judging i brew it for next years philly beer week- but everyone has to use the smoked rye...its the "secret ingredient".....

Great idea....I'm contemplating splitting this into 6 growlers after primary, do some with more peanutbutter, some with varying levels of banana and bacon and one just left as is.....tastes great and no congealing of fats yet....fingers crossed!
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #33
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Pictures will be up tonight but just checked on it and it smells and tastes awesome. I used ripe bananas but only yellow- no black. Used 8 and it seems to be the perfect number because the taste is shaping up to exactly what i envisioned....

The banana in this darker beer are much more subdued than version 1. Tastes really well balanced, the banana comes through in almost a caramelized banana flavor at the end along with subtle smoke. I may have to add more PB but this is looking like its going to be the one.... Fingers crossed...

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #34
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Update- this is sitting in tertiary. I have no idea what do because the banana faded so quickly that I am reluctant to add more. Peanutbutter is subtle. Overall this is an awesome example of a smoked porter but im missing the bananas. I am thinking of adding more PB and possibly yoopers banana wine (bottled 3 years ago) added to the beer? Thoughts?





The bacon extract

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Old 10-15-2011, 04:22 AM   #35
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So where are you at with this now? Funny I was thinking of banana bread ale and adding peanut butter to it and making an Elvis beer...

What about adding banana extract to it?

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:34 AM   #36
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Did this end up being a bust or have you been able to fine tune it?

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #37
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this turned out good. Next time I make it I will use more bananas and another thing of peanutbutter...the peanutbutter flavor faded quicker than I would have liked. It is deffinitly getting brewed again....I haven't had a chance since though...

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