I'm not sure if this should be in the dumbass section but I had an idea the other day. I think I am going to try it anyway but I want to see if anyone else has ever tried it. I'm not looking for validation or assurance that I'm not being a dumbass, I'm just curious, and hopefully the reason will become somewhat apparent.
I love HEAT!! And I like lagers that come with heat. I've only had one so far and that was years ago - Cave Creek Chili Beer. I want to try making my own but I don't want to go through the significant lagering process only to find out that I've ruined it with too much / little heat.
So I had an idea, albeit probably a bad one.
I'm thinking about buying a 12-pack of Bud and pouring 10 of them into a 1 gallon jug / carboy. I'll put an airlock on it to let the excess CO2 escape (not sure if that is necessary). Then I will add some peppers to the carboy. The exact type and number are not known yet but I will most likely err on the side of dumbass and go with scotch bonnet. Then leave that for about a week. Then reprime and bottle.
Has anyone ever done anything like that before? My goal is to determine how much pepper I might need, and also dabble with pepper varieties. I would rather spend a few bucks on a 12-pack of Bud, and ruin that, than spend several weeks brewing a lager only to screw it up.
Any advice other than DON'T DO IT? Would I need to pitch more yeast or will there still be enough in the beer to carbonate when primed and bottled again?