Originally Posted by Kungpaodog
Some friends of mine created Bacon Day five years ago, a celebration of most glorious swine that occurs the Saturday before Labor Day.
Please thank your friends for me, a bacon holiday is long overdue. Although I am only a few batches in, making a bacon flavored beer was one of my long term goals and reasons for starting to brew.
I have thought about making a smoked porter and trying to add the bacon flavor two way. 1) Smoke some of the grains with bacon 2) Make bacon flavored vodka and add a few drops at bottling time.
I don't think 1 will be very effective and 2 may not work very well either. I have read in another thread that someone was going to try adding esspresso flavor this way (esspresso vodka), but I have also read other people state that it is a bad idea to add vodka to beer. It may depend on when you add the vodka.
Anyway, I don't have any experience with this, so take it for what it's worth. Please keep us updated on any progress you make.