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 don’t 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
1.00lbs- toasted flaked oats
0.25lbs Biscuit Malt
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.
Primary 1:NE IPA Style Saison
Primary 2: Raspberry Wheat
Primary 3: Typical Pale Ale
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