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What Cannot be put into beer?
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:44:37 PM »
I've never seen dairy products in beer with the exception of lactose sugar which doesn't ferment nor do I remember seeing fermented products; pickles are taboo, but cucumbers are okay.

I've never seen cheese as an ingredient, but don't know why it's excluded.  Why is that?

Any other foods you can think of that are not included in beer ingredients?

Thanks in advance for your explanations and comments.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 03:47:06 PM »
Dairy products will go rancid and ruin the beer.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 04:34:11 PM »
I had a pizza beer once. The only thing that could have made it worse would have been cheese

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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 05:11:26 PM »
Anything can be put into a beer.  If you can think of it, it's surely been tried by someone somewhere at some point.  Nothing is off limits.  Nothing.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 05:17:15 PM »
Fats in dairy might go rancid, but I don't see why milk proteins would.  Not-fat milk powder stays good forever, at least in my lab.
That said, I don't want milk in my beer.  Personal preference.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 05:19:41 PM »
Anything can be put into a beer.  If you can think of it, it's surely been tried by someone somewhere at some point.  Nothing is off limits.  Nothing.

Anything can be put into beer but let's separate that from stuff that should or should not be added to beer. Emphasis on the latter; there's a lot of stuff being added to beer these days, by both pro and homebrewers, that simply has no business being in beer, because it makes the beer taste awful. Adding random crap to beer for the sake of novelty does not a good beer make.

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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 05:20:20 PM »
Dairy products will go rancid and ruin the beer.

I have read of people using yogurt to do kettle souring, so I guess it really depends at what point the dairy is introduced.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 05:24:06 PM »
Kittens, puppies, and babies.

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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 06:37:59 PM »
Kittens, puppies, and babies.

C'mon, I am sure those have been added in the past.... ;D

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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 08:02:00 PM »
I'm in the camp that believes that "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 08:19:26 PM »
Anything can be put into a beer.  If you can think of it, it's surely been tried by someone somewhere at some point.  Nothing is off limits.  Nothing.
There are cases where toxic substances were added years back. Not good in my book.

Foods, ok. Herbs and spices? I know one brewer that dumped a cask of beer because he found the herb added by his assistant was bad for some people, so rather than serve it, he dumped it.

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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 10:00:58 PM »
I'm in the camp that believes that "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".



Couldn't have said it better. A guy here a few years back wanted advice on brewing a Reuben sandwich beer.   😁
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 11:20:05 PM »
I'm in the camp that believes that "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".



Couldn't have said it better. A guy here a few years back wanted advice on brewing a Reuben sandwich beer.   😁
I made a Reuben sandwich beer and food pairing once.  I dry spiced a Dortmunder with caraway seeds to mimic the rye bread and served little bite-sized sandwiches to compelement it.
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 11:51:53 PM »
I'm in the camp that believes that "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".



Couldn't have said it better. A guy here a few years back wanted advice on brewing a Reuben sandwich beer.   😁
I made a Reuben sandwich beer and food pairing once.  I dry spiced a Dortmunder with caraway seeds to mimic the rye bread and served little bite-sized sandwiches to compelement it.


Sorry, Jeff - didn't mean to be offensive. I'm really not a style Nazi. I gave up on the idea when he brought up mimicking the kraut and Russian dressing.
 
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Re: What Cannot be put into beer?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 01:00:16 AM »
I judged a lobster beer in a competition once. Believe it or not, it was very good. If I remember correctly, it took first in the flight.
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