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Ross

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Just about to transfer a half batch of American Amber onto 2 kg of bananas - Has anyone any idea how much of an increase in alcohol i should expect from the secondary ferment?...

cheers & beers...

Ross
 

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About 2 kg of bananas worth, mate ;)
 

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Snow said:
About 2 kg of bananas worth, mate ;)
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:D you might just be right, cheers :D
 

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Since you have a refractometer, try this.

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Mrs GLs food counter program says 1 kg of bananas contains 200 g carbohydrates of which 170 g are sugars.
 

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Looks like between 170 gm & 204gms per kilo - thanks guys... :D
 

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Ross -
What sort of recipe is this? Any links to this style of beer, and what it tastes like?
I'd be really keen to hear how it turns out.
 

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mongo said:
Ross -
What sort of recipe is this? Any links to this style of beer, and what it tastes like?
I'd be really keen to hear how it turns out.
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Mongo, this one's from my own twisted mind - Can't blame anyone else if it's undrinkable... Also had my first AG misfortune :( - Poured approx 5L of the first runnings down the drain (kettle tap still open from the mornings batch). So had to make some last minute efficiency/hop/boil adjustments to try & keep in balance...

Bananamber Ale
American Amber Ale


Type: All Grain
Date: 25/10/2005
Batch Size: 23.00 L
Brewer: Ross
Boil Size: 32.92 L Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 80 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 0.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 69.8 %
1.00 kg Munich, Dark (Joe White) (15.0 SRM) Grain 17.5 %
0.50 kg Crystal, Dark (Joe White) (145.0 SRM) Grain 8.7 %
0.20 kg Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.5 %
0.03 kg Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 0.5 %
10.00 gm Northern Brewer [9.90%] (70 min) Hops 11.9 IBU
39.00 gm Cascade [4.50%] (10 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
15.00 gm Challenger [7.00%] (15 min) Hops 6.1 IBU
15.00 gm Fuggles [5.00%] (15 min) Hops 4.3 IBU
10.00 gm Simcoe [13.60%] (5 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
26.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (5 min) Hops 2.8 IBU
10.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
5.00 gm Horizon [12.00%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
20.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (20 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
20.00 gm Horizon [12.00%] (90 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Table Salt (Boil 90.0 min) Misc
2.00 kg Banana (Secondary 10.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) Yeast-Ale



Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.3 %
Bitterness: 38.5 IBU Calories: 0 cal/l
Est Color: 19.4 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile: 67c for 90 mins - Batch sparge
 

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Yeah, it sounds interesting........but I hope it's not for the X-mas case, Ross.. :unsure:

No offense, of course :)

Cheers - Snow
 

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Snow said:
Yeah, it sounds interesting........but I hope it's not for the X-mas case, Ross.. :unsure:

No offense, of course :)

Cheers - Snow
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No, but she will be on tap, taste permitting :blink: - splitting the batch & only bananarising half...
 

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Bring it on! You have to call it Bananaramber!
 

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sounds great!
what do you do to them before you put them in?
(peeled is taken for granted :) )
 

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Snow said:
Bring it on! You have to call it Bananaramber!
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Mate, Didn't you read my signature :D ...

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Tangent, I'm just peeling & freezing for a couple of days - Never done any sort of fruit beer before, so virgin territory - but had a banana beer at the GBBF & thought it was awesome & love the flavour in a Wiezen, so nothing ventured...nothing gained :D
 

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Ross said:
- splitting the batch & only bananarising half...
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Needless to say Ross you'll be calling the beer "Banana Split" :lol:

Warren -
 

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That beer sounds awesome! Truly different.
 

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i threw a banana into the last 5 min of boil
was too weak though

really interested in hearing how your beer comes out Ross!
 

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Sounds really interesting, hope it all goes well!

Chuck a post on after you've tried the first one so I know you didn't die um, I mean see if it tastes all right :p
 

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Bananas... I'm by no means an experienced fruit brewer but I have my doubts about the likelihood of success when brewing with banana. No backing in logic or science, it just doesn't seem like a fruit that would transfer well to beer. It's a vibe thing.

I'm very curious to hear how it turns out though, Ross.
 

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Kai said:
Bananas... I'm by no means an experienced fruit brewer but I have my doubts about the likelihood of success when brewing with banana. No backing in logic or science, it just doesn't seem like a fruit that would transfer well to beer. It's a vibe thing.

I'm very curious to hear how it turns out though, Ross.
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Probably not one I'd have gone with, but as I mentioned, drank it in the UK & it was lovely... Was a standard bitter, but I think the American amber will balance even better... Here's hoping anyway...
 

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