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Old 04-23-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default Wanting to make banana bread Beer, need help with recipe

How does this recipe look to you? I love Wells banana bread beer, attempting to make a similar beer.

Northern Brewer suggested subing the pale malt for marris otter to get that nutty flavor.

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.0 %
4.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.0 %
1.25 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 12.5 %
0.25 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 2.5 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.5 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 2.5 %
0.75 oz Hallertauer [4.80%] (45 min) Hops 11.5 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80%] (15 min) Hops 2.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Bavarian Wheat (Wyeast Labs #3638) Yeast-Wheat

Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Color: 16.9 SRM
Bitterness: 13.6 IBU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 5.4 %
Actual Calories: 43 cal/pint

I was thinking leave it for a month in primary, then dry banana the beer in the 2ndary. Would also add a vanilla bean.


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Old 04-23-2011, 08:59 AM   #2
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I've never made a recipe myself but it looks pretty good. Personally the best time I think to add any flavor addatives is in the secondary. That's when I add vanilla bean in my brews. But if you are 100% against it then yeah add it after your primary fermentation is done


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Old 11-16-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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im new to brewing..... do i create a mash with all these grains or do i steep some in the boil? also how many gallons of water would i create the mash with?
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:19 AM   #4
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You never steep in the boil. You almost always mash them all (some people steep--not boil!--roasted grains to get smoother flavor). Read Palmer's How to Brew and lurk in teh beginner's section to get an idea of things.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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i didnt mean boil i mean steep them for the first 20 mins or before 170 degrees... or add them to a mash for 60 mins,,,, i know some specity grains get steeped, thought because there was so many different grains that some might get the sugars out easier then another grain thanks for the reply
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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i added this to beersmith and got this...

only 2.7 abv suggest
og 1.027

how are you getting something different
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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nevermind i had it set to 10.00 gallons not 5 !
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Awesome, I really like that beer too, I second the thought of using Maris otter, but I always think Maris otter is a good idea ;b
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beersmith says i should keep it in the primary for 4 days? is that possible?
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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I have found that white labs yeast WLP 530 will provide tons of banana flavor from the esters. Might be worth giving it a try in your recipe.


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