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Old 10-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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I am a lazy brewing that doesnt bother much with throwing things in primary/secondary, so whatever I can get to carry over in a mash or a boil I love. With that, Im getting bored with average recipes, want something crazy to make, what its the weirdest thing you have put in a boil or mash?

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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This is going to turn out badly.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Half melted black licorice candy. It was terrible. All the bitterness with none of the sweetness. And it was stagnant water green.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:21 AM   #4
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This is going to turn out badly.
Hahaha, I know right? Me and a brew buddy had a talk about what we could do next and wanted to see what other people have done

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #5
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There was a guy on here talking about throwing an entire pumpkin pie into the boil.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:04 AM   #6
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Bog myrtle, dried elderberries, fresh ground multi colored peppercorns, and blood orange zest. Not really weird but also not commonly used ingredients.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #7
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Cilantro for a cilantro-lime Pale Ale. It was actually pretty good! I had to dry-cilantro it also to get more flavor and aroma.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:26 AM   #8
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Pumpkin purée. While not too crazy, it was still bizarre to me seeing thick pumpkin goop in my mash.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:37 AM   #9
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Not something I have brewed, but a friend told me about this beer he got to try a year or two back.

"Right Brain Brewery: Mangalitsa Pig Porter
Vegetarians, beware: This porter does, indeed, count swine as an ingredient. The Michigan brewery includes four cold-smoked Mangalitsa pig heads—brains removed, mind you—and bags of bones in each batch of porter. The result is slightly smoky and curiously, compulsively drinkable."
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:27 AM   #10
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Pumpkin purée. While not too crazy, it was still bizarre to me seeing thick pumpkin goop in my mash.
I just did this and thought the same thing.
I had no idea what sort of mess it would be or what would happen in the bucket.

I don't know what the primary bucket is going to look like when the beer comes out.
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