Author Topic: Tobacco  (Read 4405 times)

Offline blair.streit

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 524
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2016, 08:47:37 pm »
I recall working on cleaning up a pesticide-contaminated SuperFund site in Tifton, GA a couple of decades ago. There was a tobacco warehouse next door where the local growers would bring in their pallets of dried leaf for the brokers to come and purchase. What a wonderful, rich aroma emanated from that warehouse! All I could think was: how does something that smells so good, stink so bad when smoked???? (I'm not a smoker).

I think that some tobacco notes might be nice in a beer.
I agree - the smell of unburned tobacco is quite nice.

This reminds me of that Ron White comedy bit where he talks about the paper plant making such horrible smells. "You must be doing it wrong - trees don't smell like $..t, paper doesn't smell like $..t". Of course he got sued over that bit, but it's still funny.

Offline klickitat jim

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8604
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2016, 09:35:14 pm »
No, but now I'm craving an imperial stout and a berry wildwood

I wish I had your talent for making up cigar names.  :(
I guess they are called Backwoods Mild n Wild, sorry. I quit smoking 6 years ago and kind of forgot

Offline homoeccentricus

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2009
  • A twerp from Antwerp
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2016, 10:14:01 pm »
I wouldn't know a cigar from a hole in the ground but I'm a search freak and I couldn't find that cigar :)
Frank P.

Staggering on the shoulders of giant dwarfs.

Offline mchrispen

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 697
    • Accidentalis Brewing Blog
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2016, 10:33:43 pm »
A combination of cherries and chipotle can lend a pipe-tobacco sort of thing. Had that in a mead at Mazer cup and flipped out - it was really cool.
Matt Chrispen
Sometime Austin Zealot
Blogging from the garage @ accidentalis.com
>> Bru'n Water Spreadsheet Walkthroughs<<
>> Bru'n Water Subscriber Version 5.3 Spreadsheet Walkthrough <<

Offline jeffy

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 3971
  • Tampa, Fl
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2016, 11:27:58 pm »
I recall working on cleaning up a pesticide-contaminated SuperFund site in Tifton, GA a couple of decades ago. There was a tobacco warehouse next door where the local growers would bring in their pallets of dried leaf for the brokers to come and purchase. What a wonderful, rich aroma emanated from that warehouse! All I could think was: how does something that smells so good, stink so bad when smoked???? (I'm not a smoker).

I think that some tobacco notes might be nice in a beer.
When I was a child I spent some time on a working tobacco farm in Central Kentucky.  The smell of fresh cut tobacco hanging in the barn is still one of my fondest sensory memories.  I need to go back and revisit that.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Offline HoosierBrew

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 13031
  • Indianapolis,IN
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2016, 11:47:27 pm »
I recall working on cleaning up a pesticide-contaminated SuperFund site in Tifton, GA a couple of decades ago. There was a tobacco warehouse next door where the local growers would bring in their pallets of dried leaf for the brokers to come and purchase. What a wonderful, rich aroma emanated from that warehouse! All I could think was: how does something that smells so good, stink so bad when smoked???? (I'm not a smoker).

I think that some tobacco notes might be nice in a beer.
When I was a child I spent some time on a working tobacco farm in Central Kentucky.  The smell of fresh cut tobacco hanging in the barn is still one of my fondest sensory memories.  I need to go back and revisit that.


My Grandpa had a farm in southwest Kentucky and raised tobacco, livestock, and tons of vegetables. I spent several summers there. Remember that smell well. I remember the hard work, too.
Jon H.

Offline erockrph

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7248
  • Chepachet, RI
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 12:00:41 am »
I get tobacco notes from some English hop varieties on occasion (EKG's and Challenger in particular), but it's usually a background note rather than the dominant flavor. Maybe a light dose of black or oolong tea along with some spanish cedar may approximate a tobacco flavor?
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline Phil_M

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1760
  • Southern Maryland
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2016, 12:05:33 am »
I get tobacco notes from some English hop varieties on occasion (EKG's and Challenger in particular), but it's usually a background note rather than the dominant flavor.

I'd have to check my notes, but I do remember one of my British-style beers being very reminiscent of pipe-tobacco. I remember using a lot of fuggles, might have even dry hopped with them.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

Offline Joe Sr.

  • Official Poobah of No Life. (I Got Ban Hammered by Drew)
  • *********
  • Posts: 4459
  • Chicago - NORTH SIDE
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2016, 01:32:02 am »
Isn't tobacco poisonous?

Isn't alcohol poisonous?

No, but now I'm craving an imperial stout and a berry wildwood

I wish I had your talent for making up cigar names.  :(
I guess they are called Backwoods Mild n Wild, sorry. I quit smoking 6 years ago and kind of forgot

Dunno what it says about me, but I knew exactly what you meant.  Thems what looks like what Clint smoked in the old spaghetti westerns.
It's all in the reflexes. - Jack Burton

Offline yso191

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1816
  • Yakima, WA
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2016, 03:34:11 am »
One of my favorite flavor-layers in Grahams Six Grape Ruby Oporto is tobacco.  I can see it working in a malt focused beer: Porter, Stout, etc.   It would be an interesting exercise to think through all the malt and hop flavors to make it work together.

And count me as one who really enjoys the flavor and aroma of premium tobacco smoke.  I don't inhale, but do enjoy puffing on cigars.
Steve
BJCP #D1667

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Offline unclebrazzie

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 318
  • Edegem - Belgium
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 08:45:17 am »
So far, I see two camps forming.

Camp "I like tobacco notes in beer if they don't actually come from tobacco"

and Camp Barf.

Neither camp seems to encourage adding tobacco to beer.

Now why does that only strengthen my resolve?
All truth is fiction.
--Don Quichote

Offline klickitat jim

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8604
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 10:32:05 am »
Beechnut Aged?

Offline HoosierBrew

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 13031
  • Indianapolis,IN
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 11:49:01 am »
Beechnut Aged?


Almost choked on my coffee. Good stuff.
Jon H.

Offline leejoreilly

  • Assistant Brewer
  • ***
  • Posts: 248
  • Washington, MI
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2016, 12:13:39 pm »
So far, I see two camps forming.

Camp "I like tobacco notes in beer if they don't actually come from tobacco"

and Camp Barf.

Neither camp seems to encourage adding tobacco to beer.

Now why does that only strengthen my resolve?

So, if you wanted barnyard notes, would you dry-horse?

Offline homoeccentricus

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2009
  • A twerp from Antwerp
Re: Tobacco
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2016, 12:16:05 pm »
Beechnut Aged?


Almost choked on my coffee. Good stuff.

please explain to a twerp from Antwerp :(
Frank P.

Staggering on the shoulders of giant dwarfs.