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Offline Joe T

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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 09:17:50 AM »
I think the reason bacon tastes so good is because it contains the big three of flavor: salt, sugar, and fat. No matter how much bacon taste you get in your beer it will never be anything better than fat-free bacon. FAT-FREE BACON!

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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 02:07:55 PM »
Bacon beer =   ???  But I could be wrong.

I don't think you are!  ;)

I concur!  I watched the bacon beer episode of Dark Horse Nation, and my stomach was queasy the entire time.  Beer is not supposed to be a stunt.

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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 02:53:08 PM »
I had a brown ale on cask with bacon added to the cask. I have long eschewed the idea of bacon beer but there it was and I figured I should try it at least once. It was pretty good. Not the kind of beer I would drink pint after pint. Very assertive bacon flavor.
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2014, 03:05:38 PM »
Beer is not supposed to be a stunt.

So much THIS^^^^!  While I applaud creativity in homebrewing, to my mind there's a fine line between innovation and "WTF were you thinking".
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 03:35:06 PM »
Beer is not supposed to be a stunt.

So much THIS^^^^!  While I applaud creativity in homebrewing, to my mind there's a fine line between innovation and "WTF were you thinking".

  Yep.  Also a (not so) fine line between meat and beer.   :D   
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 04:53:17 PM »
I had a brown ale on cask with bacon added to the cask. I have long eschewed the idea of bacon beer but there it was and I figured I should try it at least once. It was pretty good. Not the kind of beer I would drink pint after pint. Very assertive bacon flavor.

This is what I think of Rauchbier. Sounds like an interesting idea at first. Doesn't taste horrible. But after about 3 sips I'm done. If I was at a beer festival and a brewery didn't have anything else more interesting on tap I may try it, but I'd never spend money on it. And I would never waste the time or grain to brew even a 1 gallon batch that I would be dumping about 125 ounces from.
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2014, 08:33:41 PM »
they also make a bacon flavored coffee sryup, you could try that. I personally wouldn't waste bacon in the beer, its for eating... if you want the flavor find an extract.
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2014, 10:38:03 PM »
creatively thinking...i would smoke a slab of bacon and some malt in the same smoker at the same time..
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2014, 07:10:16 PM »
Hey all!
Thank you for your suggestions. I ended up not adding salts to this batch. Despite an additional pound of smoked malts the smokiness is nonexistent. In my secondary I added roughly 3 lbs of Grade-A Maple Syrup (Yes Canadian) giving me about an 8% final alcohol. 2 months post-bottling the alcohol burn is not powerful but it is still present. I am hoping that it will mellow out by January/February so I can enter it in a competition.

Stay thirsty amigos!
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2014, 03:13:22 AM »
A local brewery, Listermann's, does a smoked bock called Friar Bacon.  You'd swear it has bacon in it, but they swear it doesn't!  A good beer for a cold winter morning maybe.  It is good, but I couldn't drink much of it in one sitting.  At any rate, save the real bacon for your cast iron.   

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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2014, 04:34:31 AM »
A local brewery, Listermann's, does a smoked bock called Friar Bacon.  You'd swear it has bacon in it, but they swear it doesn't!  A good beer for a cold winter morning maybe.  It is good, but I couldn't drink much of it in one sitting.  At any rate, save the real bacon for your cast iron.
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Re: getting the bacon flavor correct
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2014, 12:08:08 AM »
A local brewery, Listermann's, does a smoked bock called Friar Bacon.  You'd swear it has bacon in it, but they swear it doesn't!  A good beer for a cold winter morning maybe.  It is good, but I couldn't drink much of it in one sitting.  At any rate, save the real bacon for your cast iron.
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