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Offline BrewingRover

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Cook with astringent beer?
« on: January 19, 2011, 08:55:43 AM »
I picked up a six pack from a new local brewery the other day. Yikes. The finish was exactly like Palmer describes astringent off flavors; sucking on a teabag would be preferable, I think. I ended up dumping the bottle I opened and set the others aside for future cooking. But then I got to wondering whether the astringent flavor would carry over should I throw a bottle in chili or something similar. I would think they'd do okay for marinating, but maybe I should just cut my losses. Any thoughts?
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Offline EHall

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Re: Cook with astringent beer?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 09:21:45 AM »
I'd take it back, it could/would ruin what you add it to, plus the brewery would appreciate that feedback.
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