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Fun Fermentables
« on: January 18, 2010, 02:37:46 PM »
I'm giving a talk next month at our homebrew club meeting on fermentables. Besides the obvious ... I wanted to include stories of interesting things other members have fermented. My wildest "non-standard" was bananas in an English mild.

So I'd like to know what is the wildest thing you ever fermented...

David

ps: I'm reminded of the joke ... "You know you're a homebrewer if ..."

My favorite response? You know you're a homebrewer if you go to the grocery store and find yourself saying "I could ferment that. I could ferment that. I could ...."
« Last Edit: January 18, 2010, 02:42:05 PM by dplittle »

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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 03:19:46 AM »
Orange juice conentrate in an IPA.

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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 05:21:03 AM »
Not me, but there is a certain brewer/ lhbs owner, who shall remain nameless, that made a Cicada beer once upon a time.  8)
Just brew it...

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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 09:21:40 AM »
Yeah, I recall that!  IIRC, he said the cicadas didn't add much!  ;)
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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 10:09:31 AM »
How about some fresh raisins.  8)
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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 11:19:00 AM »
How about some fresh raisins.  8)
You mean grapes?  ;D

Seriously, I do know of some people who have used raisins in their ciders.

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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 03:11:40 PM »
How about some fresh raisins.  8)
You mean grapes?  ;D

Seriously, I do know of some people who have used raisins in their ciders.

Sure, raisins are pretty traditional for New England cider.  They add tannins, nutrients and fermentable sugars.
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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2010, 10:51:35 AM »
How about some fresh raisins.  8)
You mean grapes?  ;D

Seriously, I do know of some people who have used raisins in their ciders.

I'm a big fan of raisins in cider, along with cinnamon. Tasty stuff!
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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 05:32:09 PM »
I've gotten a couple interesting emails from my post on TechTalk. My two favorites ...

Carrots in a mead with orange and lemon juice plus zest (Jim P) and
Radishes in a cream ale (Loren B)

Makes my bananas seem tame.

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Re: Fun Fermentables
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 07:13:10 PM »
How about some spices like allspice and clove. Just use a very small amount in the secondary of a porter. One could also add some bourbon as well. If you add bourbon...Denny's ears will be burning.  :D
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