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Lima Bean Ale

Classification: lima beans, beans, vegetables, all-grain, pale ale, bitter

Source: Scott Bickham (, r.c.b., 4/16/93

I am what you might call a lima bean conniseur, so a batches ago, I used 3 lbs. of frozen lima beans in an all-grain batch. Here's the recipe.

The mash was pretty cloudy, but any greenness was covered up by the red in the crystal malt. The result is actually a pretty nice English bitter, in spite of the unusual recipe.



I did a step infusion mash and sparged to a volume of 6 gallons. I collected 4.5 gallons of 1.042 wort afterward and fermented with Wyeast 1098.