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Old 02-05-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Pale American 2-row smells like okra?

Being the first time I crushed my own grains, I made it a point to note all the smells as I was crushing: chocolate malt=coffee, munich=caramel, crystal 80=slightly burned caramel, and pale US 2-row=fresh okra?

When I was growing up, my family grew and ate a lot of okra, so I know the smell of fresh-cut okra quite well. It is a very green type of smell. This is the only smell that really surprised me, as I was expecting the "straw" smell that people normally describe. Also, the beer I made with it still has a hint of that "green" odor as a component of the taste (which is not bad).

Anyone else?

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Old 02-05-2009, 11:29 PM   #2
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how long has this beer been aging?

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It hasn't. The sample I drank was as it was being bottled. But, I'm not really concerned about the taste. I just wanted to know if I was a complete idiot by thinking that the cracked 2-row smells like okra.
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Darn. I was hoping for corroboration. My olfactory and taste buds must be wacko.

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