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#1 Genesee Ted

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:03 AM

Does anyone have any experience using bananas in beer? I’ve got access to purée and juice concentrates. Poking around it seems like it’s used about 1 lb per gal. The beer is a Hefeweizen on 3068. Last year I made it with cholaca but I want to also add banana this time.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 10:33 AM

I have a few bottles left of my 100th batch; Bananas Foster Porter. 

 

I used Denny's Imperial Porter recipe.  I let about 5 pounds of bananas ripen, get brown like for banana bread.  Once there I peeled them which gave me about 4 pounds, ziplocked and frozen for a week.  Once thawed they went into a non stick pan and I carmelized them and deglazed the pan with a generous amount of Myers Rum.  This mix went into secondary for a month along with 2 peeled and sliced vanilla beans.  The flavor of the banana and vanilla is very there today and I'd guess I made that batch a year ago.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:06 PM

There are several banana beer recipes from award winning homebrewer Joe Formanek in Homebrew All Stars


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:16 PM

There are several banana beer recipes from award winning homebrewer Joe Formanek in Homebrew All Stars

 

That always makes me laugh.  In his profile about what kind of beer he likes to make, I think he mentions very straight forward beers like Pils, Lagers etc and then his recipes have bananas...........  I don't have my book here but I'm almost positive that's what I read haha


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:56 PM

There are several banana beer recipes from award winning homebrewer Joe Formanek in Homebrew All Stars


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#6 Genesee Ted

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:02 PM

I had a commercial bananas foster cream ale which was one of the worst beers I’ve ever had period. This brewery doesn’t ferment the fruit in their fruit beers. It was super cloying. I know I can do better.

There are several banana beer recipes from award winning homebrewer Joe Formanek in Homebrew All Stars

Cool thank you I’ll check it out


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