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Title: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: thomasben on October 20, 2012, 05:50:37 PM
Anyone done one? How much banana did you use?
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: erockrph on October 20, 2012, 06:03:05 PM
I haven't done one, but I've been seriously considering brewing an oatmeal stout using a hefe yeast for the banana and spice flavors. That may be an alternative way to get the flavors you're shooting for. WY3638 fermented in the low-mid 60's gets you some cinnamon and vanilla phenolics to go with the banana esters.
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: thomasben on October 20, 2012, 06:27:18 PM
O that could work well. Is that belgian ardenns?
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: erockrph on October 20, 2012, 07:17:21 PM
It's the Bavarian Wheat strain. I've never done a side-by-side with the Weihenstephan strain, but I think the phenolics have a little less clove and a bit more sweet spice like cinnamon/cardamom and vanilla.
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: thomasben on October 20, 2012, 08:23:12 PM
Im all over that idea
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: hoser on October 20, 2012, 09:15:18 PM
I am personally not a fan of "Belgian/Hefe" stouts.  Flavors seem to clash to me, but to each their own.  Never hurts to try something once. RDWHAHB :P
Title: Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
Post by: thomasben on October 29, 2012, 03:46:06 PM
Making my starter right now for this beer
 Went with the Bavarian wheat strain. This one's a slow poke. Smacked it yesterday, 9 hrs later half full...not much action on my starter yet either. Should be fine though...

Going to experiment with a couple lbs of toasted oats in this recipe. Only going to throw a few extra ripe bananas in the mash...don't want to overdo it and the yeast with bring bananas to the party anyways.