Input on Banana Bread Ale recipe

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  1. craftygrappler

    craftygrappler New Member

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    Looking to do this one as one of my last Extract brews so I can go ahead and try it out with All-Grain to be ready for the fall/winter season. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Brew Method: Extract
    Style Name: British Strong Ale
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 3 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.126
    Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)


    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.076
    Final Gravity: 1.019
    ABV (standard): 7.46%
    IBU (rager): 37.41
    SRM (morey): 17.76

    FERMENTABLES:
    6 lb - Liquid Malt Extract - Wheat (48%)
    4 lb - Liquid Malt Extract - Munich (32%)

    STEEPING GRAINS:
    1.5 lb - Flaked Oats (12%)
    0.25 lb - American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) (2%)
    0.25 lb - United Kingdom - Chocolate (2%)
    0.5 lb - United Kingdom - Crystal 50L (4%)

    HOPS:
    2 oz - Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 30.07
    1 oz - Willamette, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 2.44
    1 oz - Styrian Goldings, Type: Pellet, AA: 5.5, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 4.91

    OTHER INGREDIENTS: To be steeped at knockout for 10 minutes
    4 each - cinnamon, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Other
    2 each - nutmeg seed, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Other
    1 each - vanilla bean, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Other
    2 tsp - whole cloves, Time: 10 min, Type: Spice, Use: Other

    YEAST:
    Wyeast - Weihenstephan Weizen 3068
    Starter: No
    Form: Liquid
    Attenuation (avg): 75%
    Flocculation: Low
    Optimum Temp: 64 - 75 F
    Fermentation Temp: 75 F
    Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)

    PRIMING:
    Method: brown sugar
    Amount: 4.25oz
    CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes

    NOTES:
    Steeping with Cinnamon (4 sticks), Nutmeg seeds (2), Vanilla bean (1), and 2 tsp of whole cloves at knock out for 10 minutes.

    If lacking banana aroma/taste at end of primary fermentation, will add 4oz of banana extract and possibly 2 whole, ripened bananas

    This recipe has been published online at:
    http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/r ... -bread-ale
     
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    Looks solid enough. Idk if the whole bananas would really add anything, it might be too subtle for all the other things going on.

    Did you look up what that yeast does at different temps? You can get some good banana flavor with the right yeast and temp.

    Out of curiosity, are you trying to clone a commercial one? There's an English (I think) beer that is pretty good. Wanna say Samuel smith's but don't think that's right
     
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    Thanks for the reply jmcnamara. I really am hoping to not add the bananas or extract.. I've just read about some people using it but I'd prefer not to.

    The yeast I picked is supposed to do well with give giving off the Amyl Acetate that attributes to that banana aroma. Also plan to underpitch and ferment at about 70F... I've never under-pitched before but apparently at higher pitch rates you lose that banana ester.. fingers crossed.

    Not a clone, just something I've put together from what I've read and have tried on my own.
     
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    Ah cool. Sounds like you did your homework then.
    Only thing to do now is to try it out and let us know how it turns out
     
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    Thanks! Will be sure to let you know how it turns out.
     

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