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Old 05-06-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
KyleWolf
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A friend of mine has wanted me to brew a beer for him for some time now. After some deliberation, we decided he wants a banana bread beer. I have had banana bread beer before and have an idea of what I want. I have seen some of the other recipes on here for banana bread beer, many donít actually use banana, but I think I want to give that a try. So, here is my rough draft.

Estimated OG: 1.059
Estimated FG: 1.014
SRM: 13.5
IBU: 18.7

7.50lbs 2-row
2.25lbs- Munich
1.00lbs- toasted flaked oats
0.25lbs Biscuit Malt
0.25lbs C-120
0.25lbs Chocolate.

0.33oz Columbus @60
1.00oz Williamette @5

2.00lbs Banana to secondary (mashed and pasteurized)

My friend also wants a little vanilla and spice in it. So I am considering

1 crushed vanilla bean in 1/2cup vodka for 2wks, add to secondary
.25oz nutmeg or allspice at 5min in boil (never used either, so dosing is up in the air)

As far as yeast, I am torn between something clean and malty (London Ale Wyeast 1028) and something very clove and banana-like (most Belgian strains).

Other thoughts are trading out 2row for maris otter or golden promise.
Probably mash in a little high, around 155 or so.

I would love to hear your opinions.
Thanks
Kyle
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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I've never made a banana bread beer, but I'd suggest the following:

vanilla bean: don't crush it, split it length wise, scrape all that stuff out of the middle of the bean, and add all of it to soak in vodka

yeast: hefe yeast, fermented on the warmer side of its limits

base grain: maris otter or golden promise to get that toasty/bready taste you're after.

Good luck, and please keep us posted.

 
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Old 05-06-2011, 05:44 AM   #3
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What about using the yeast to produce the banana smell? Open fermenting should enhance this attribute.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
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Using the belgian strains to produce the banana flavor/smell is something I am considering. However, I do want to use real banana in the recipe.
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