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Old 09-11-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default Cupcake Beer?

I've been thinking about how much I like cupcakes and beer, and wondered if anyone had ever thought to make a cupcake flavored beer? Or is it even possible? If you have suggestions, let me know. Still new to the experimental brewing scene.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:28 AM   #2
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Not in the mental state to contemplate this at the moment, but I like where your head is at





Reminds me of my uncle telling me about he and his buddy being called "The BO Boys" because they drank beer while eating Oreos out of their highschool locker.

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I would think a good place to start would be a chocolate oatmeal stout. Not sure where to go from there though.

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Toss 'em in the mash and take pictures of it.

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I may have to play around with it this weekend then. SWMBO is having some girlfriends over to bake. She can make cupcakes and I'll start on the beer.

Do you think maybe it would be better to put a finished product in or just use the batter? I'm assuming it would need a vanilla flavor, or a bread like consistency(obviously not thick though)

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What about something like:
60% pale malt
20% Golden promise
10% honey malt or perhaps oats if they honey flavor isn't what you're after
8% crystal 20 or 40
2% special B

40min addition of EKG or other clean/dark/spice hops

Something to get you around 20 IBUs, Mash pretty high like 156-58. Definitely add vanilla bean to secondary. I've never really tried adding finished products to beer. Keep in mind something like cupcakes are going to absorb some of your precious beer. That shouldn't stop you from experiment, just plan accordingly. You could try splitting it into 1 gallon batches at some point depending on what factors your playing with.

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Rogue has the voodoo bacon doughnut and Brooklyn has the doughnut beers, both include coconut....maybe a German chocolate coconut porter? If you haven't skimmed the Brooklyn brewery book, might try it for some off the wall ideas.

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Vanilla Beans soaked in Rum will be a must have ingredient. I've used a Madagascar Vanilla bean with good results in a porter, want to try some other varieties.

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What about something like:
60% pale malt
20% Golden promise
10% honey malt or perhaps oats if they honey flavor isn't what you're after
8% crystal 20 or 40
2% special B

40min addition of EKG or other clean/dark/spice hops

Something to get you around 20 IBUs, Mash pretty high like 156-58. Definitely add vanilla bean to secondary. I've never really tried adding finished products to beer. Keep in mind something like cupcakes are going to absorb some of your precious beer. That shouldn't stop you from experiment, just plan accordingly. You could try splitting it into 1 gallon batches at some point depending on what factors your playing with.
I like this, it's a good start for sure. I would probably stay away from honey since I'd want a vanilla flavor. I would definitely attempt several ways of doing this though.

What about yeast? I can't do a lager, I don't have the equipment for that. So it would have to be ale. Maybe Safale S-04, just to play it safe?
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If you have not tried Honey Malt before, I would highly suggest it. in smaller quantities it adds a nice residual sweetness, in higher quantities it is a pronounced honey flavor.

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