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Old 08-05-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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I've been brewing for a few years and this year I am finally going to enter into my first homebrew competition. This year the specialty category is strangebrew. They have a list of odd ingredients from which you must pick two to add to your brew. One of the odd ingredients is cured meat.

So I want to add bacon to my already tried and true breakfast stout recipe. Has anyone ever done this and can offer me some tips? I found the porkfelwein page, but I'm not too sure that I just want to add cooked meat directly into my brew.

My thought is that for one I need to minimize the amount of fat that gets into the brew as much as possible. So here's my plan.

Take some bacon and trim off all of the visible fat. Cook the bacon until it's crispy. Then soak the bacon in some scotch for a day, and then place it in the freezer. The remaining fat SHOULD float to the top and I can scrape it off. I got this idea from another webpage that talks about adding bacon to bottled beer.

Then strain it and add the baconated whiskey to the beer while it's in secondary.

Thoughts? Comments? Advice?
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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If you're set on it, that sounds like an idea. All I'm gonna say is good luck.

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I found the porkfelwein page, but I'm not too sure that I just want to add cooked meat directly into my brew.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/apfe...75/index4.html

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Old 08-05-2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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I always thought that if I was going to try a bacon brew, I'd try it with imitation bacon bits. Bacon flavor without the grease and meat.

 
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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lmao.. wow.. you can add bacon to beer.. I have a friend who's going to get a kick out of this..

Then again maybe i shouldn't tell him, then he'll want me to make it >_>

 
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:38 AM   #5
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I always thought that if I was going to try a bacon brew, I'd try it with imitation bacon bits. Bacon flavor without the grease and meat.
I considered that but the rules specifically said "cured meat". So I don't think imitation would count. I also would worry about the artificial ingredients going into my brew, as those are never good for our dear friend saccharomyces.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:38 AM   #6
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Thoughts? Comments? Advice?

Sounds gross.
Many threads listed below on prior attempts.
Don't do it.

 
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:40 AM   #7
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lmao.. wow.. you can add bacon to beer.. I have a friend who's going to get a kick out of this..

Then again maybe i shouldn't tell him, then he'll want me to make it >_>
Well, I'm picking up ingredients tomorrow with plans to brew this in a week and a half. I'm cautiously optimistic. I've always felt that Founder's breakfast stout was lacking some porky goodness.

I'll let you know how it turns out. Who knows, it may end up being worth making again.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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Sounds gross.
Many threads listed below on prior attempts.
Don't do it.
I read the porkfelwein thread... and could never quite tell if they were joking or not.

Besides, I can't not do it now. At this point it's my mount everest.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:21 AM   #9
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alright i'm optimistic, i'm subscribing. Let us now how it works out and who knows maybe i'll be able to make some bacon beer for a friends birthday..

 
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:09 AM   #10
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May I suggest adding some maple syrup? Oatmeal, bacon, maple... doesn't get much more breakfasty than that. Maybe you could add some Bisquick to the mash? Perhaps a few eggs?


 
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