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Old 11-19-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Pecan Wee-heavy, intrigued, but unsure.

Okay, talking with the wife this weekend and as we picked up several pounds of shelled nuts for the holidays and started thinking about adding pecans to a wee-heavy or something of the sort. How would one go about that? Rack onto some pecans in the secondary perhaps? Quantities? We'll be doing a 2G batch of this test brew.

She suggested candied pecans for that sweet pecanish taste, but I'm less sure about that.

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Old 11-19-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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Ooh! I'm planning a Wee Heavy soon too, and was looking for some way to make it more interesting! I will keep lurking to see what others think!

What are you thinking about using for hop variety?

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Fuggles/willamette/EKG are the classics I've tried, but I've been thinking of something different, maybe some Challenger or Target in there with Fuggles? I'm going to keep the biscuit to a minimum, I'm really not a huge fan of late.

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Old 11-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #4
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Well, nuts have oil and oil isn't good. Not sure how to get around that

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Yeah, that was my thought as well, but I'm undeterred. I know there are extracts. Isn't quite the same thing, but for a experimental batch, might be worth trying in 1 of the 2 primaries.

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Lazy Magnolia makes a nut brown with pecans. It looks like they add them into the mash:

http://www.lazymagnolia.com/SouthernPecan.html

Other than what I've read on the above site, I know nothing about brewing with pecans. Perhaps you can contact the brewer at the Lazy Magnolia.

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i was gonna suggest boiling them to get rid of the oils but putting them in the mash (chooped fine?) might be better

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Now you're talkin! I was talking with a friend about mashing pecans and it sounded awesome, but didn't know how the flavor would translate. So if we mashed for a 2G batch, how much pecan? Whole/crushed..... So many choices.

I may add a dash of pecan extract to one of the 1G primaries so we'll have a better experiment, see how the flavors come through.

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Might also try roasting them first to bring out a bit more of the flavor and dry out some of the oils. Sounds interesting.

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Okay, here goes:

Chop them.
Roast them.
Add them to the mash in layers so they don't float up on you.
Add some wheat and/or Carapils to compensate for the oil.


Easy.

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