Friday, February 09, 2018

Oompa Loompa Mango Pale Ale, Kombucha, and Turkey Bacon Burgers

After brewing the Where'd My ManGo Wheat, I had some of the Mango Flavoring left.

Also, my Muggled Pale Ale didn't last real long.

I decided that it would be fun to make and drink a Mango Pale Ale.

Oompa Loompa Mango Pale Ale

I brewed it last Sunday

No big deal.

Some Pale Malt. Some Vienna Malt. Some Munich and some Pale Chocolate for a bit more color.

Equinox (aka Ekuanot aka HBC 366) hops. Centennial hops.

I started my mash before the sun came up.

I drained my wort into the kettle before the sun came up.

I started the boil before the sun came up.

Everything went fairly smoothly.

Fairly early in the day, I had 5 or 6 gallons of fresh wort and pitched my yeast.

With plenty of time left in the day, I bottled a batch of green tea Kombucha and started another batch.


As you know ... I've playing with smoking meats. I've been experimenting with a turkey bacon burger.

Here is what I do ...

I lay down sliced onion on aluminium foil on top of that, I put about half a pack of bacon. I let that smoke for about an hour at about 200 degrees or so. In this case, hickory wood was the smoke flavor.

Then, I chop up the bacon and onion. I add some sort of chopped pepper ... usually anaheim peppers, but jalapenos are a great option as well. If you don't really want spice, I think bell peppers would be nice too.

Add Ground Turkey ... Some spices ... an egg or two ... and mix the whole thing together.

Make 6 to 8 ounce patties.

And put them on the grill.

I also grill up the rest of the bacon (remember at the beginning I smoked about half a pack).

After the bacon and burgers are pretty much done, I put the bacon on each of the patties and place a slice of cheese on top.

I'll let the cheese melt.

And I have Turkey Bacon Burgers. Not Turkey Bacon. but Turkey with Bacon in it.

Yum. The smoke flavor of the bacon and onion is delicious. Yum.

Give it a try.

My beer was rocking and rolling the next day. I have beer ready to keg once a keg becomes available.

And at that point, I'll add the rest of the Mango Flavoring.

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