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Tofu mash
« on: March 26, 2012, 08:35:47 AM »
This is what 2 lb. of firm tofu looks like in a pale ale mash...

In the mash...



After the runoff...

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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 08:38:41 AM »
Denny,
Why the heck are you putting tofu in your mash?  Weird!
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 08:41:51 AM »
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 09:00:26 AM »
Denny,
Why the heck are you putting tofu in your mash?  Weird!
Cheers,
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Janis, you'll find out at NHC!  I wanted to make beers that represent Eugene for club night, so I made the wee shroomy and tofu pale ale!
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 09:32:47 AM »
Its all protein, what good is putting it in a mash?  I'd stew the stuff in the boil if I wanted to get something out of it.  And of course I wouldn't want to.

I think I just read about a mushroom beer in Mosher's Brewers Companion book from '93.  Just got the book and have barely started into it, but I'm already wishing I'd owned this from the beginning.
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 09:35:14 AM »
Many years ago I worked for a soybean company and we had a contest for University students who came up with "new" uses for soybeans.  One year the winner was "soybean" beer.  I don't think that there was much soybean character in it but it had lots of chill haze. 
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 09:54:32 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 10:00:57 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

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For some reason my mill has completely siezed up. Do you think it was the 2 pounds of extra firm tofu I put through it?"
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 10:03:58 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

"Dear Monster Mill,

For some reason my mill has completely siezed up. Do you think it was the 2 pounds of extra firm tofu I put through it?"

I was thinking "food processor" mort! ;D
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 10:06:51 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

"Dear Monster Mill,

For some reason my mill has completely siezed up. Do you think it was the 2 pounds of extra firm tofu I put through it?"

I was thinking "food processor" mort! ;D

 ;D yeah, Just messing. I ussually just wash my hands and sqeeze when I want mashed tofu. Or I use a box grater if I want texture.
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 10:08:36 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

"Dear Monster Mill,

For some reason my mill has completely siezed up. Do you think it was the 2 pounds of extra firm tofu I put through it?"

No kidding, talk about "corn dog" rollers :)
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 10:39:27 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

The ultimate stuck mash!
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 10:41:34 AM »
Its all protein, what good is putting it in a mash?  I'd stew the stuff in the boil if I wanted to get something out of it.  And of course I wouldn't want to.

Not sure what, if anything, I'll get from it.  But that's not really the point.
I think I just read about a mushroom beer in Mosher's Brewers Companion book from '93.  Just got the book and have barely started into it, but I'm already wishing I'd owned this from the beginning.

That's where I got the idea.  That was the book that came with my original brewing equipment kit from Liberty Brewing.  I knew absolutely nothing about brewing at that point and that book was a real eye opener.  I highly recommend it to everybody of you can find a copy.
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 10:46:46 AM »
Can't see it contributing much to the beer myself in the form of all those cubes. Grind it up!

The ultimate stuck mash!

Yeah, that was my fear, which is why I used the firm tofu and just chunked it up. 
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Re: Tofu mash
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 11:00:29 AM »
... I wanted to make beers that represent Eugene for club night....

If you wanted to do that, why didn't you just dry hop an IPA with Willie Nelson?