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Old 04-09-2011, 11:35 AM   #1
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In a few hours my local homebrew club is getting together to do what we all do best, brew beer. Today however has a special twist, there are about 20 members and each was instructed to bring one ingredient of whatever you wanted to put into a 10gal garbage can batch.

I've got a few ideas on what I could bring that are a little out of the ordinary:

Lavender
Thyme
Chamomile
Cocoa Nibs
Brett. L
Bourbon soaked oak chips
Smoked 2-Row
Bhut Jolokia chilis

Does anyone have anything else they could suggest for such an adventurous brew?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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How about some 2 row!

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Wouldn't it be funny if nobody brought a base malt?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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My only suggestion would be to really evaluate the donated items and then decide on a recipe based on a style. Most ( through it in because I have it) last minute recipes are poorly thought out. I'd go for something simple with 1 or to added items.

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Old 04-09-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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My only suggestion would be to really evaluate the donated items and then decide on a recipe based on a style. Most ( through it in because I have it) last minute recipes are poorly thought out. I'd go for something simple with 1 or to added items.

Bull


I disagree entirely ... I'm a huge fan of throwing together random ingredients and seeing what comes out the other end. Usually works out fine, in my experience. Styles are just historical anomalies, plenty of great tasting beers don't fit in any style.

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Old 04-09-2011, 01:57 PM   #6
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This is a great idea. I will be suggesting this to our club

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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well since it is going in a garbage can, how about some about-ready-to-be-thrown-out fruit? everybody likes moldy fruit in their beer, right?

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #8
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i say go with the Bhut Jolokia chili

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:04 PM   #9
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Rum soaked oak chips. Also, please post what the recipe turned out to be, this sounds awesome.

 
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:54 PM   #10
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I disagree entirely ... I'm a huge fan of throwing together random ingredients and seeing what comes out the other end. Usually works out fine, in my experience. Styles are just historical anomalies, plenty of great tasting beers don't fit in any style.

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