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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2010, 06:35:18 AM »
In some Arab countries there are some rare food recipes that include tobacco.

I was at the Chinese grocery store when I saw a bag of "cooking" tobacco. Always wondered if it was for adding or smoking meat or something.

....but....yuck.
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2010, 07:11:14 AM »
Just take a big ol' chaw and spit in the secondary for a half hour.

You know, I had a manager who used to do Copenhagen. Monster pinch between the cheek and gums - never spit, actually would swig on a 2 liter of diet coke all night. He did about a tin daily. So probably not gonna kill ya, but may make the non tobacco users temporarily nauseous - or puke.

Here's the only beer I could find with tobacco - a Porter.
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2010, 09:45:36 AM »
I have a recipe for Brew Dog's How to Disappear Completely from a Brewing Network interview that has an aroma that reminds me of pipe tobacco.  I can't decide if it's the malt or the blend of hops.  Here is a link to the recipe.  http://homebrewer2005.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-disappear-competely-brew-day.html

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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2010, 10:17:22 AM »
Just take a big ol' chaw and spit in the secondary for a half hour.

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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010, 10:10:30 PM »
Where is tubercle when ya need him?
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2010, 07:49:55 PM »
I'd set aside a gallon and add just a little unflavored loose pipe tobacco.  Sample every few days for a few weeks, then add more once it stabilizes.

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I have thought about trying this myself. I think a tiny bit of pipe tobacco would be the way to go as well and brewing a 1 gallon test batch. That way if it tastes like complete ass you can just dump it (i have had to do this several times with my more experimental beers).  I could see tobacco being good in the background flavors of the beer, but not a leading character. Maybe start with 1/2 or even 1/4 of a gram in one gallon, swish and let it sit for a week or so, strain the tobacco out, then give it a taste. If you think it could use more, add another 1/2 gram or so and repeat. I would think that with this method you would have less risk of adding far too much and having the beer be gross, or worse, be toxic.

Personally, i think if 12oz of this beer makes you woozy then there is way too much tobacco in it. Again, i could see a mild tobacco flavor being welcome in a darker beer (like the porter mentioned). If you give this a try let us know how it turned out.
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 08:31:45 PM »
Where is tubercle when ya need him?

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 I recommend against this. But, If you have already done it, you can off set it with a double hand full of pine needles. Pine needles neutralizes tobacco. Matter of fact, pine needles neutralizes malt and hops too!
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 08:42:01 PM »
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Re: I'm thinking about a tobacco RIS... any thoughts?
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2010, 04:22:21 AM »
How about smoking some malt with an aromatic pipe blend?
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