How do I make beer from beloved potato?

Discussion in 'Brewing & Beer Knowledge' started by Trades_Potatoes, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Trades_Potatoes

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    I have many good potato and would like make beer from this.
     
  2. StarRaptor

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    Not as complicated as it may sound. You'll most likely have to do a cereal mash to convert the starches to sugar. There are a couple of ways to do this.

    Once that's done you need to decide what you want in a potato based beer. hoppy? pale? Potatoy
     
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  3. backfat

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  4. StarRaptor

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    Here's why I love signatures, backfat posts a wonderful write up on brewing with potatoes and because of the signature it ends with "I pee the bed"
     
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  5. Gene

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    I can't believe the potato account has succeeded in generating one of the most educational threads on the site so far.
     
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  6. sliverx

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    And that informative post came from backfat!
     
  7. Der Fuchs

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    Wow, shit has gotten really weird here fast. I think it's fantastic.

    To the OP- I can recommend multiple sweet potato beers if you want to get a feel for them.... And keep in mind there is a reason vodka is made from potatoes yet very very few beers are.
     
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  9. stakem

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    One of the best and easily attainable examples of the berliner weisse style is brewed with potatoes.
     
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  10. Der Fuchs

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    I hear you. I did say "few beers".

    Still I think the operative word is "with" potatoes and not "from" potatoes (implying wholly made from)
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Guinness is a weird beer. It really gets people going.
     
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  15. Lutter

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    Austin Beerworks makes a Potato Lager called 'Spud Light' and it's actually fucking good, believe it or not.
     
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