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Offline thomasben

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Banana bread oatmeal stout
« on: October 20, 2012, 10:50:37 AM »
Anyone done one? How much banana did you use?

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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 11:03:05 AM »
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.
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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 11:27:18 AM »
O that could work well. Is that belgian ardenns?

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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 12:17:21 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.
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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 01:23:12 PM »
Im all over that idea

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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 02:15:18 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

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Re: Banana bread oatmeal stout
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 08:46:06 AM »
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.