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Old 06-16-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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Default If you could only brew with ingredients found at the supermarket, what would you use?

Say you wanted to make some sort of beer with only items found at your grocer, and barring ciders or other fruit based concoctions what would you use?

Corn Syrup as the main fermentable
Brown Sugar/Molasses as adjuncts
Steeped Oats for body & mouth feel
Sage/Licorice Root for bittering
Bread yeast

At first this sounded like an interesting experiment, but after looking at the list I think it may just turn out horrible. :P Who knows though.

EDIT - I bet you could also use some sort of herbal tea in the bittering.

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I'm thinking rice and corn.
cane sugar (for making belgian candi sugar)
oats
raid the soup section for dried barley
I'm sure I can think of more.

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This is an interesting little experiment. I guess I would try to make some sort of chocolate stout with oatmeal, honey, and chocolate. I wonder what kind of beer you'd get with bread yeast?

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I saw a cider experiment where they used many different ale and wine yeasts as well as bread yeast. In the end it was found that the cider w/ bread yeast was in the top three.

Also, looking to Gruit recipes for examples I found that Rosemary was pretty common.

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I'd use some Ovaltine or find some other products made with dry malt extract

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I was walking through Fred Meyer the other day grocery shopping and this very same thing popped into my mind. They have lots of grains and honey's and what not that could be used for brewing if one was so inclined. I know with some careful planning, and the right grocery store, you could make a drinkable brew.

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Grape Nuts. If you look at the ingredients, it even lists yeast.

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I think that it would definately depend on the grocery store. Some grocery stores that carry bulk bin items have a decent selection of heirloom grains/flours, etc... might have alot to offer in the way of brewing. I'm half tempted to take a look around next time I'm out and around and see what I could find to brew with.

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I like this idea, kind of a what if prohibition were brought back. bread yeast, culturing wild yeast, fruits and fruit juice, all types of sugar, maple syrup, honey. Id stick with the fruit juice and honey for anything of quality but any of it will suffice if your just looking to get drunk.

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Next time I go, I am going to get some stuff and see what I can come up with. I like the idea of a Rosemary flavored beer actually, at least in theory. Maybe I will get enough to make a one gallon batch and see how it goes.

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