Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer > Banana Bread Holiday Ale

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #21
mattjmac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Elburn, IL
Posts: 216
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Bump. Anybody have experience with the secondary flavor additions?

__________________
mattjmac is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 09:55 AM   #22
BigErn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Holland
Posts: 110
Default


So how did this turn out. Has onyone had a good experience with this recipie. Thoughts on the yeast and stressing it enough for that strong banana flavour.

Im going to make the jump to all grain and was just wondering about the OP's thoughts/comments/improvements on this recipie.

__________________

"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."

Primary:
#1 Bells best brown clone
#2 Cranberry Cabernet Sauvignon.
#3 Empty
#4 Empty
#5 Empty
Secondary:
#1 Cherry mead
#2 2.5 year old mead
#3 Empty
#4 Empty
On Tap:
#1
#2
#3

BigErn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2010, 02:03 PM   #23
mattjmac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Elburn, IL
Posts: 216
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


This turned out to be the best beer I've made so far for non-beer drinkers. It was a bit hit at our family Christmas Eve party. Sometimes the best way to deal with in-laws is to drink. I would try a whole vanilla bean next time instead of the vanilla extract. It didn't have enough vanilla/almond flavor for me. I went a bit light though because I read on here that it's easy to overdo flavor additions.

This was just my second all-grain and it came out pretty well. The novelty of a beer that tastes like a baked-good was a big hit. Good luck with it.

Oh, to get that banana flavor just ferment near the top-end of the yeast's temp. range.

__________________
mattjmac is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2010, 05:08 AM   #24
McTarnamins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McTarnamins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 254
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default


I've been off this forum for a long time but I'm glad this recipe was a hit for some folks.

I absolutely loved this recipe as did my friends. The key is to ferment at high temperatures. It definietly tases like baked goods. Going into fall season this is one to try. Make sure you have a big yeast starter or a couple dry "Munich" yeast packs.

I added a tad of banana extract in the secondary for a little more banana bread effect.

Cheers all,

__________________
Keg 1 : Belgian IPA
Keg 2 : Oktoberfest Lager (currently lagering)
Keg 3 : Tap Cleaning Fluid
Keg 4 :
Conical Left:
Conical Right:American Wheat (7-day G2G)
On Deck: Pumpkin Ale, Apocalypso Ale (AHB)

"Save your sack; Brew in a Bag"
McTarnamins is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2011, 05:20 PM   #25
TheBrewed88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fairfax
Posts: 4
Default


I tried a Banana Bread Ale last winter and the results were...monstrous...in a bad way. Poured the whole carboy out because, although it was beer, I couldn't enjoy drinking it. Couldn't detect any banana flavorings, and it really didn't have much of a bready taste to speak of.

What would you say the keys are to this recipe? The yeast selection? The flavor additions?

Appreciate any help. Thanks!

__________________
TheBrewed88 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #26
Brewskii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Williamsburg
Posts: 1,163
Liked 116 Times on 67 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by McTarnamins View Post

I added a tad of banana extract in the secondary for a little more banana bread effect.

Cheers all,
+1...have not tried this yet but my father in law LOVES Well's Banana Bread Beer and so I think I am going to take a stab at it.

Well's commercial interpretation says on the label that they "brew" with bananas and add bananna flavor.
I am getting ready to try Reno_envy 's Punkin' Ale and I am thinking the grain bill might be suitable for another baked product beer like this and the banana in the MLT seems as good of an idea as Pumpkin so...Hmmmmm......
__________________
Brewskii is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #27
Brewskii
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Williamsburg
Posts: 1,163
Liked 116 Times on 67 Posts

Default


This one....
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/punkin-ale-145060/

I am thinking same GB and hops insert "banana" where it says "pumpkin" and omit pumpkin pie spice in mash for some vanilla bean and bourbon in secondary and/or with banana extract in bottling bucket... Yeast? Hot ferm with S-05 or wyeast 3056?

__________________
Brewskii is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2011, 05:26 AM   #28
McTarnamins
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
McTarnamins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 254
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default


I had success with my recipe at the beginning of this thread.

A key is to use a german style wheat/wiess yeast. I prefer wienhenstephaner yeast but you could also use Munich dry yeast.

Ferment warm.

No too many spices.

__________________
Keg 1 : Belgian IPA
Keg 2 : Oktoberfest Lager (currently lagering)
Keg 3 : Tap Cleaning Fluid
Keg 4 :
Conical Left:
Conical Right:American Wheat (7-day G2G)
On Deck: Pumpkin Ale, Apocalypso Ale (AHB)

"Save your sack; Brew in a Bag"
McTarnamins is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-20-2012, 08:40 PM   #29
sathrovarr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tel Aviv
Posts: 49
Likes Given: 2

Default


Can I make this recipe with an extract?
If so, then how?

__________________
sathrovarr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Banana Bread Ale DeathBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 142 10-15-2014 07:22 PM
Banana Bread Holiday Ale McTarnamins Recipes/Ingredients 19 03-18-2011 01:03 AM
clone banana bread beer gprimegold1 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 04-10-2009 06:54 PM
Banana bread smell - RDWHAHB or ..? andreiz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 10-25-2008 11:21 PM
Wells Banana Bread Beer FatMonsters Commercial Brew Discussion 5 01-03-2008 04:05 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS