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Old 02-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Banana beer.....maybe.......

So my wife love Wells banana bread beer. I don't necessarily need it to be exactly like it, but I would like it kind of close. As long as I taste like bananas, it would be a good start.



Here's my grain bill so far

Banana Beer

Batch size 6 gallons
Boil size 7.2 gallons
Boil time 60 minutes
Grain weight 11.55 pounds
Efficiency 75%
Original gravity 1.052
Final gravity 1.013
Alcohol (by volume) 5.1%
Bitterness (IBU) 17
Color (SRM) 7.5°L
Yeast
2 liquid packs
Wyeast
3068 Weihenstephan Weizen

Grains/Extracts/Sugars
11.55 pounds
Pilsen
36ppg, 1.5°L 9.5 pounds
82.3%
Victory
35ppg, 30°L 1.55 pounds
13.4%
Vienna
35ppg, 4°L 0.5 pounds
4.3%

Hops
1.5 ounces
Goldings (Kent) hops
5%, Pellet 1.5 ounces

Additions
66 ounces
Bananas
Flavor 66 ounces

Mash
60 minutes, 9.3 gallons
Strike
Target 152°F 4.3 gallons
163°F
60 minutes (+0)
Sparge
Target 170°F 4.9 gallons
178°F

Boil
60 minutes, 7.2 gallons
Goldings (Kent) hops
5%, Pellet 1 ounce
60 minutes (+0)
Wort chiller 15 minutes (+45)
Goldings (Kent) hops
5%, Pellet 0.5 ounces
10 minutes (+50)

Ferment
14 days @ 64-75°F
Bananas
Flavor 66 ounces
14 days (+0)

I was also thinking I adding roasted bananas to my mash as well.

What do you think?!


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Old 02-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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MMMmmm..Interesting.. How many bananas are you going to use? Like to know how it turns out..


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Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
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It's probably gonna be a lot of bananas. Probably 3 or 4 pounds in the mash.( which I will roast at 350degrees until they are soft) then I will freeze 3 or 4 pounds and put them in the bottom of the secondary when I transfer. The yeast in gonna use is supposed to give off some banana aromas. I think it may turn out pretty tasty. Oh and I'm gonna ferment at the least, 70 degrees.
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Search Banana Foster Cream Ale. The guy used 5lbs of banana in the secondary for 3 weeks. Food for thought.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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Wow! That guy made a strong one. I think I'm trying to keep mine around 5-6%. I didn't even think about the bananas adding alc. content. Duh..... Also I might have to add some vanilla to it. That's sounds like a great idea.

Any thoughts on throwing a banana to the last 10 minutes of the boil?


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