Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

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Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Jambo » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:23 pm

Channel 4 now.. making beer from waste bread! Anyone tried it!?

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Coffeeuk » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:47 pm

They only add 30% bread. I wasn't impressed personally.

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by fego » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:02 pm

Recipe here... http://www.toastale.com/toast-ale-recipe/

I wonder if it actually adds anything or if it's just another way of disposing of waste. I know a baker so might give it a go...
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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by BenB » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:33 pm

I'm surprised the wheat from the bread gave anything other than protein. The belgian version had that "candi" slickness and head that makes me wonder about the grist....

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by FUBAR » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:14 am

" Craft " brewing at its worst IMO, at its best just a cheapening ingredient and a BIG gimmick which unfortunately a lot of silly buggers will buy what most probably is bland tastless piss :roll: .
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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Jambo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:39 am

Surprised by the negativity!

Food waste grinds my gears, so I like innovative stuff like this, in principle. Difficult to be arsed on a homebrew scale though! Let us know how it goes fego!

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Sadfield » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:03 am

FUBAR wrote:" Craft " brewing at its worst IMO, at its best just a cheapening ingredient and a BIG gimmick which unfortunately a lot of silly buggers will buy what most probably is bland tastless piss :roll: .
Hahahahaha........"Craft" and cheap ingredients making tasteless piss. I've heard it all now.

Incidentally, brewed at Hackney Brewery, who get a listing on London CAMRAs website. Proper 'Craft'.

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Fil » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:27 am

surely if it had any value/benefit it would be an everyday consumer good already.
most of the countries original cottage breweries were tied to bakeries so its guaranteed to have been tried and flopped as its not even a myth..
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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Jambo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:13 am

Fil wrote:surely if it had any value/benefit it would be an everyday consumer good already.
most of the countries original cottage breweries were tied to bakeries so its guaranteed to have been tried and flopped as its not even a myth..
Maybe Fil, however I think it might be the case that back in those days we weren't stupid/wealthy/fussy/unresourceful/etc. enough to be throwing away food.

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by BenB » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:25 am

It's almost certain people will have tried it before- the difference is the problem of massive food wastage is a relatively new one. Food is now cheap, produced in mass by producers totally disconnected from their customers and thrown away at scale. Historically:

1) Food was a lot more expensive (a loaf of bread could cost up to a mornings work due to lower salaries for the customer and manual production of bread before industrialisation meaning higher production costs)
2) If people are starving some slightly old bread is still food (there wasn't much obesity historically)...
3) In a village / community the food producers would know their customers and would know how much to make- if you're having to get up at 3am to kneed bread using expensive flour you're likely to only make what you think you can sell
4) Small communities would keep pigs which would happily convert the waste food into pork

IE whilst it's almost certain that people have tried making beer from bread before there was less of an incentive because there would have been less wastage. I'm not sure they're saying that adding old bread to the beer gives it anything other than a "warm fuzzy".

I might have to head over to taste it to decide for myself!

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Sadfield » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:30 am

This isn't a new thing as it has been a common ingredient to brewers for 4000 years. http://byo.com/body/item/144-archaeobeer. I'm sure there are a few brewers on here that have brewed Kvass.

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by PhilB » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:22 am

Hi

I saw that programme a while ago ... and have tried using bread in a few brews since ... I've also tried to get into the "habit" of chucking any dried up or unlikely to be used bread that we end up with into a bag (marked up for brewing use) in the freezer rather than the bin (I don't go and source bread just for brewing) ... if I can remember to blitz it in the blender before it goes in the freezer all the better :?

From my experiences blitzed up breadcrumbs gives around 80% of the extract of Torry/Flaked Wheat in the mash (I'm guessing that'll be something to do with the water in the bread) ... so you would swap 1.25 times the weight of breadcrumbs for Torry/Flaked Wheat in recipes :? ... and, as far as I can tell, can be used to bring the same things to a beer as Torry/Flaked (improved body/head, from the proteins), although it probably won't give the flavour impression that Torry gives (unless you were able to toast it sufficiently, maybe :? ) ... I say probably because I've tended to use it in quite "flavoursome" brews (e.g. I made an Earl Grey Tea and Toast IPA (based on the Marble Earl Grey beer) and an adjunct heavy White Stout) and so I don't think I've been able to pick out the (any) flavour(s) from the bread, TBH :?

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P.S. Make sure you defrost your bread and let it equalise temp to the rest of your grain ... forgetting that I was adding a lump of stuff at -10-5C direct from the freezer REALLY messed up my mash temp :roll: ... and BIABers might want to consider that bread is likely to break down into flour in your mash, and you don't want that scorching onto your elements :?

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Jambo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:42 am

BenB, yes that's what I'm getting at. It reminds me of almost ten years ago when I went to work in Azerbaijan - we were at a drilling rig in the middle of nowhere living on bread and awful salty cheese.

The bread was ok when it was fresh but after about 24 hrs it was basically rock hard and impossible to eat. I casually discarded half a load one day and one of my local colleagues went apeshit with me and had me fish it out of the bin and give it to our driver, "We don't throw away bread." As a Brit fresh out of uni this was quite an eye opener culturally, we take a lot for granted.

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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by Andy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:45 am

I tried a pint of "bread beer" made my a London brewery before Christmas. It was a lovely pint with plenty of hop character.
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Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Post by chris2012 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:03 am

Know which brewery it was Andy? I'm curious to try some.

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