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Old 03-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Onion beer

I'm starting an onion patch this week and I was wondering if anyone has tasted or even attempted brewing an onion beer. If so what were your results/reactions to it. Do you have to like onions to like the beer? Anyways just rambling thoughts I had gardening this afternoon.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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If I do it I'll probly only do one or two gallons just in case I don't like it
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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I've had an onion/garlic beer at a festival. It wasn't good.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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I can't imagine onion being a flavor that goes well with any beer style.
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How about onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and canned provilone cheese in the mash. Philly Cheese Brew.

Seriously? Onions?
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I made a garlic beer a couple years ago. I drank a bottle or two for curiosity, but used most of it for cooking.

It was a simple low ABV, low IBU pale ale recipe (I think it may have been Pale Ale Malt and some light Crystal with bittering hops only... but I can look up details later) with fresh garlic added at the end of the boil and in the fermenter after fermentation had slowed. I also added a smashed clove to some bottles. I only made ~2 gal.

I liked it best as a chicken marinade and as a stir fry sauce when it was reduced first. I would do it again, but it is not a priority.
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Pretty old but I remeber hearing mixed reviews on this

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I have an unhealthy obsession with onions. I'd like to know if anybody comes up with a good one, but the Philly Cheese Brew (Stout?) sounds awesome!
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I've had an onion/garlic beer, it was truly terrible. I almost threw up.
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Thanks old-Ned I'll let you know how my batch turns out
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