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Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:44:43 PM »
I'm trying to figure out the last beer for my Christmas tap line up. So far I have a breakfast stout, raspberry ale, and spruce ale. For the last beer, I want to brew a winter warmer of sort but go completely outside the box with it. Would it be completely idiotic of me to bake up a few cans of cinnamon rolls (icing and everything), put in a bag, and toss them in for the last 5 minutes of the boil?
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 10:53:36 PM »
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 10:55:53 PM »
I suspect you would get a lot of unconverted starch carryover. you could toss it in the mash maybe.

But I would try to figure out a way to emulate or signify the Cinnamon roll with 'normal' beer ingredients. Get your bready malt character with some biscuit malt or victory. get your sweet lemony frosting flavor with hops or citrus peel and crystal malt, and spices for your spices
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 10:56:12 PM »
I think any butter or other fat used in the dough would be a major drawback, man.  I say use some Victory or Biscuit for toasty/biscuity/bready character, lactose for added unfermentable sweetness, and of course cinnamon. I think it'd work nicely.
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 11:00:31 PM »
Ooooook... Party poopers lol. I didn't want to use traditional beer ingredients to match the flavors. I really suck at adding spices, it never ends up right in the end. I suppose you guys are right. That's why I love ya. Back to the drawing board....
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 11:26:19 PM »
Ok... So how much biscuit and lactose? I don't want hints of bread or icing... I want it to be like drinking a cinnamon roll (that'll get you drunk)
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 11:43:25 PM »
Ok... So how much biscuit and lactose? I don't want hints of bread or icing... I want it to be like drinking a cinnamon roll (that'll get you drunk)

I would use a 1/2 lb of biscuit or Victory.  And for the lactose, I use 1 lb in sweet stout, so that'll definitely give you sweetness to play off the cinnamon. This might be a case where using vodka to make a cinnamon tincture might be a good thing. You could add drops slowly to a measured beer until you get the amount of flavor you want, then scale up to your batch size.

EDIT  -  You sure you can put away 5 gallons ? Might be a good one for a smaller batch. OTOH, it might be killer. Good luck !
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 12:00:47 AM by HoosierBrew »
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 01:31:57 AM »
You could serve cinnamon rolls with the beer.

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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 01:44:53 AM »
Local brewery here has a hazelnut double brown ale. It is fantastic. For Oktoberfest last year they tapped a firkin an hour of different flavors of this nut brown. The cinnamon roll version was tapped at breakfast hours. I did not taste it but was told it was the star of the show and blew faster than any other version. Just my vote for "give it a try somehow@ I have no idea how they got the flavoring, I am still trying to clone the base beer. Good luck and happy holidays
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 03:34:29 AM »
I think you need to add the cinnamon on the hot side for this (like a flameout steep for example). Adding it by tincture may get you more "Red Hots" cinnamon than baked goodness. A light touch of vanilla will probably emphasize the sweet spice side of the cinnamon, but you want the vanilla just barely there.

I'm thinking maybe an ESB-like grain bill, with MO for your base malt and some medium crystal for some sweet caramel-like notes. If you want butter, then get your hands on Red Hook's yeast...
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 02:51:35 PM »
Completely stupid. Everyone knows cinnamon rolls should be mashed.  :D
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Re: Cinnamon Rolls?!?!
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 04:58:00 PM »
Completely stupid. Everyone knows cinnamon rolls should be mashed.  :D

I thought you mashed donuts and steeped cinnamon rolls