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Susan's picture

Stone Beer Boule

Due to an unfortunate happenstance to which we will not admit, a growler of Stone Brewing's 10th Anniversary IPA went flatter than a pancake. So DH Gary wouldn't have to drink the whole thing, I volunteered to make a Beer Boule. Mmmmmmm. The baker doesn't get a sample, as it will go to Stone tomorrow as a peace offering for almost ruining their special brew. Blatant, shameless pandering never hurts when it comes time to refill a growler!

Thanks again, JMonkey, for your NK Sourdough recipe. I love it!


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JIP's picture

That looks like a great beer and a great bread.

mse1152's picture

...and you didn't CALL me?????  aaaaauuuugggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Susan's picture

Didn't know you were a beer fan. My most humble apologies.


JMonkey's picture

You know, someone was asking just yesterday about whether I make beer bread -- I said, no, because I never had. What's it do to the taste? How much do you use in the bread; does it replace all the liquid?

Glad you like the NK sourdough conversion!

ehanner's picture

Susan that looks wonderful! Are you going to tell us how you did it? Is there any additional yeast starter in there? Cmon, fess up.

And, what's a growler?


Susan's picture

Thank you.

A "growler" holds draft beer to go. The growler in the photo holds 1 liter.

I used JMonkey's NK SD recipe.

But, used 350g bread flour and 100g Prairie Gold flour, and 155g water and 155g beer. S&F'd three times rather than once. Used my usual cooking method: the Magic Bowl on a baking sheet at 450F.

Honest-to-goodness, just starter. Can't report on the crumb or flavor yet, but will when I know. Could be good, bad or indifferent. Interesting, though, n'est-ce pas?


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Mini Oven

and you've awakened my brain.  I kneaded a jump start.  Mini Oven

Susan's picture

Crust and crumb were very good, the beer taste came through afterward in a hoppy, bitter sort of way, as was expected, since the IPA was big and hoppy. Next time I'm up for beer bread I will try a Porter for its smooth chocolately-ness. Gary enjoyed sharing the bread with his buds at the Brewery this afternoon! Certainly worth a try, and I encourage beer lovers to hop to it!