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Old 03-05-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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Default Good "Extra Flavors" for beers

Okay this is my very 1st post, and I am still COMPLETELY new to home brewing. I haven't even purchased my equipment yet. I wanted to join a forum and research first.
I have a friend who brews beer and he said he added dandelion into his beer. My question is what kind of things can you add into beer? are you limited to strictly plants? or can you go crazy?

i appreciate any information!
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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Almost anything, so long as it won't spoil or rancidify.

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:58 AM   #3
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If you can think of it, chances are somebody on this forum tried putting it in beer.

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Old 03-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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If you can think of it, chances are somebody on this forum tried putting it in beer.
Of course tried isn't the same as succeeded. I would caution the OP about "going crazy."
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What you don't like watermelon,carrot, parsnip, pumpernikle ,bourbon barrel, espresso, mango, chipotle, bacon, pale ale?

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mmmmm... bacon...

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It seems to me that when the old timers made dandelion wine,they just used the flowers. I think I tried that in my sparkling apple jack once?...
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so bacon can actually be used? lol

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so bacon can actually be used? lol
Isn't everything better with bacon???

There was an episode of DDD that featured a place that had bacon flavored whiskey... I don't recall all of what they did, but I remember something about putting the bacon drippings into the whiskey, letting it blend, then freezing it, so they could get the fat out, then putting a [cooked] slice of bacon into it...

Might try that with something in the future... Maybe once I have a fermentation chamber so that I can chill it down low enough (post fermentation) to leave the fat part behind, and bottle it up... Put a small piece of cooked bacon in each bottle for an extra layer of flavor....

mmmmmm bacon....
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Hickory Smoking malt

Actually using bacon
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