Clibit
Read all about it.. 

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/homebrewing-with-mushrooms/
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Steve
Interesting read, i think i will pass on this though sorry Denny.
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Northern Brewster
After thinking about it for a bit I'm not surprised that the mushrooms don't need sanitising before use. 

They tend to contain various antifungal and antibacterial compounds so as to be able to compete in their natural environment so probably would be reasonably safe to use as long as you remove the soil and dirt surrounding them.

I'm less convinced about the flavours they would impart into the beer but I suppose an earthiness may suit some beer styles.
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denny
Steve wrote:
Interesting read, i think i will pass on this though sorry Denny.


I've heard that before!  Seriously, of you're into mushrooms culinarily, it's not as weird as it sounds!
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denny
Northern Brewster wrote:
After thinking about it for a bit I'm not surprised that the mushrooms don't need sanitising before use. 

They tend to contain various antifungal and antibacterial compounds so as to be able to compete in their natural environment so probably would be reasonably safe to use as long as you remove the soil and dirt surrounding them.

I'm less convinced about the flavours they would impart into the beer but I suppose an earthiness may suit some beer styles.


I was surprised also, but prepping them in the standard manner just wasn't working.  I took a leap of faith and it's never failed me.  And not all mushrooms are earthy...that's why I started by using chanterelles.  They have a lovely apricot flavor and aroma that works so well with malty beers.
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Robert

I'll keep them for my steaks and omelettes.

No space in my beer (not mushroom - HA!)

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Robert

On second thoughts, what about these?

[330px-Psilocybe_semilanceata_6514] 

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Imagine the judges tasting in a competition.

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denny
Robert wrote:

On second thoughts, what about these?

[330px-Psilocybe_semilanceata_6514] 

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Imagine the judges tasting in a competition.



Heh heh....
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Simonh82
Robert wrote:

On second thoughts, what about these?

[330px-Psilocybe_semilanceata_6514] 

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Imagine the judges tasting in a competition.



God, those things are bad enough in tea.  There's no way I'd put them in a lovely beer.

...Said someone who is definitely not me.[rolleyes]

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