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Old 12-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #31
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Dogfish Head has done this with Epic in New Zealand. http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits...rtamarillo.htm

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Old 12-11-2010, 05:13 PM   #32
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Dogfish Head has done this with Epic in New Zealand. http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits...rtamarillo.htm
They did but they used NZ tomatoes which are thick skinned and much easier to work with than the tomatoes that we grow/consume here. Montanaandy
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #33
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My friend asked me the other day about making a tomato a beer this summer. I googled, and found this thread. Very interesting. I think I'm going to try it. I do extract brews though. Not sure if I should do a light american ale or maybe a wheat.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:00 PM   #34
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If we get another bumper crop, I'll do it again this year. Without the sundried tomatoes.

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Old 05-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #35
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Is the general consensus that it would be a bad idea to add the tomatoes to the mash because of the acidity?

I think this is a killer idea. I'm definitely going to try something similar out.

Question for the OP: why did you suggest excluding the wheat and just doing barley?

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Old 05-13-2011, 02:19 AM   #36
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I didn't like it. I think just straight barley is a cleaner flavor. We have a lot of tomatoes in this year so if the bugs, deer, rabbits, and funk are cooperative...

The acidity would be fine for the mash. I don't think you would get much tomato flavor to the finished product. I think I'll add them after the initial fermentation this time. Just drop them in boiling water again to kill anything on the outside.

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:54 AM   #37
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Just wondering if you ended up brewing this again and if so, how did it turn out the second time around?

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #38
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i wonder too

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I am curious as well. I would love to give this a shot.

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I did a second batch that was a bit bland. Good but light. I dried them in the oven a bit, but they were not very flavorful to start. I am thinking of planting some romas this year, which produce easily, so I may give it another go.

Post if you give it a go, I'd be interested to hear how it comes out.

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