Posted By: simcooks 
Nov 14  # 1 of 13
I saw a number of recipes in this forum, using beer as an ingredient.

I have used red wine to make beef stew before, but have never used beer for any other recipes. Beer to me taste a bit bitter and it's gassy.

I was wondering how does the final dish taste like if beer is used as an ingredient. Will there be any bitter taste at all?

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 Posted By: oldbay 
Nov 14  # 2 of 13
I like to add a pint of Guinness Stout to a pot of chili in place of water. If I'm using canned diced tomato, I drain the tomato juice out and add the Guinness. If I'm using tomato paste and I use the Guinness Stout instead of water. Guinness has a unique, taste that I'm having a hard time coming up with a description. It's a little bitter, yet sweet, and helps make a nice chili.

Here in the states Guinness is pasteurized. My wife brought some fresh Guinness home from the UK a few years ago, and it was remarkable good. Too good for cooking :)

I can't really think of anything else I've cooked with beer. It might be a cook way to cook shrimp, using beer to steam the shrimp instead of water, but I can't say I've done that. I may now that I've wrote this, but usually I stick with the vinegar, water, and Old Bay Seasoning.
 Posted By: r8rpwr 
Nov 14  # 3 of 13
I use beer in red beans and rice. Also chili sometimes. And it's great for making that beer can chicken.

I don't particularly like the taste of beer, but you don't get a bitter taste when cooking with it, if you're worried about that.
 Posted By: oldbay 
Nov 14  # 4 of 13
Quote r8rpwr wrote:
... Also chili sometimes. And it's great for making that beer can chicken...

Yes, beer can chicken! I forgot about that. I got one of those stands last summer that holds the can of beer, and then the chicken fits over the can and stands upright. I was the most succulent chicken I ever barbecued. I was one of those "that's simply amazing" moments. Probably any beer would work there so no need to waste the Guinness Stout. :)
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Nov 14  # 5 of 13
don't forget beer batter fish, beer batter onion rings, beer bread, etc.