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Old 06-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
permo
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It has been WAAYYY to long since I brewed something wierd. I need some inspiration to brew something off the wall and I am hoping I can get some good ideas here. I want it to be at least %50 malted barley so it is kind of sorta beer, but no limits at all to what it is.

I was thinking numerous things but none really stand out:

Jalepeno Porter
Beet Honey Ale
Green Tea Irish Red


I just can't come up with anything funky to brew....

 
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Last night I brewed what will be a chamomile-lavender saison (I say "will be" because I'm not adding the lavender until primary fermentation is done). That's pretty funky...

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
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I know it's not beer but i'd like to ferment an apfelwein with saison or hefeweizen yeast. I think that could be really interesting.

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:40 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by permo View Post
Jalepeno Porter
How about a mole stout instead? Mole sauce is quite delicious and I think if done right could make quite the beer. I know New Holland does something similar (http://newhollandbrew.com/beer/high-...an-spiced-ale/) but I've never seen it and can't find what they put in it.

Anyway, I was thinking take a simple stout recipe, then add some ground, roasted peppers, some cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns, and maybe a touch of cumin at 5-15min in the boil, and either add cocoa powder then or perhaps age on cacao nibs in the secondary.

I'm sure you'll get some much crazier responses than this though.

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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Do a 100% brett beer.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #6
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My idea for coming weekend: tomato salad. 500g tomato puree, 500g onions, some garlic, 1tsp dry sweet chili pepper, salt, maybe a 1/2tsp of oregano. Plus 8lb barley malt, whatever i find in my basement (pilsner + some light crystal). 1oz surplus Perle only for bittering should be enough.

Hope it will be drinkable at all. Next step will be beer with some seafood (shrimps?!).

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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All great ideas so far! Thank you so much for the input. Right now I am leaning towards something dark with peppers and spice. I brew 10 gallon batches so I am concerned about possibly having alot of beer that is tough to drink!

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #8
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Yikes! Yeah, I do all my experimental batches in 3-gal carboys, so if I screw up there's only about a case of funky beer.

Just recently brought up a chocolate coconut brown ale. It's not bad, I think v2.0 will be great... but I'm glad I only have a case of 'em to drink. The mouthfeel ain't right and it's not particularly well-balanced.

 
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #9
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Thai Milk Stout - Coconut, Ginger, Jalepeno, Cilanto, Lemongrass
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:27 PM   #10
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I just made a habanero cherry pale ale....nice and spicy...and weird

 
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