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Old 03-31-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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Hello,
I have a peanut butter porter that I am doing. I want to add peanuts to the secondary. Has anyone done this? Should I sanitize the nuts? If so how?
I am aware that the oils will screw with my head retention. But I read somewhere that someone had success doing it this way.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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I dont think you will get much extraction of flavors from whole peanuts in the secondary.

I have used this...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004P4POZ8/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lp o-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0098WV8F2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX 0DER&pf_rd_r=05ERXG1KA3YBHT7CKQM5

... in a Peanut Butter stout with decent results. Boiled 1lb for 15 minutes. Was going to throw some in the secondary, but opted not to.

Flavor and aroma was prevalent in the first week (I kegged), but significantly faded soon after. Next time Ill definitely boil longer AND add some (maybe 0.25 lb) to the secondary.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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I was going to use that stuff. But there is a few threads on here and I didn't see where anyone had any luck with the stuff. The flavor seems to fade, like you said

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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I agree I don't think you'll get much flavor from whole peanuts. This powder looks like a nice alternative.

I wonder if anyone has tried boiling some preservative free peanut butter in water (peanut butter tea?) and racking onto it in secondary?

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I think real peanuts or peanut butter will have too much oil in it. I may be wrong, but oils in your beer will kill any head retention, it may kill the head altogether.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:42 PM   #6
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http://simplybeer.com/2010/12/09/homebrew-peanut-butter-porter-version-2/#more-4175

I found where I read about the nuts. Seemed to work well for this Guy. But what would be the best easy to sanitize if I do use the nuts?
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:52 AM   #7
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Have you made any progress on this? I'm wondering how to sanitize peanuts. I guess I could boil them, just not sure how that would affect flavor. I read the same article from Simply Beer...

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:32 AM   #8
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Have you made any progress on this? I'm wondering how to sanitize peanuts. I guess I could boil them, just not sure how that would affect flavor. I read the same article from Simply Beer...
Honestly, if you're adding them to the secondary, I dont think you'd need to sanitize them. The only time I've ever sanitized something going into the secondary was oak chips, only because I was soaking them in bourbon goodness.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:29 PM   #9
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I ended up making a ”tea” with the nuts and adding that to secondary. and it didn't really work. At bottling you could taste a hint of peanut but that was gone once I cracked open the first bottle. And it had some oxidation. I think next time I will use a peanut extract at bottling.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #10
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So what is a peanut extract? Literally liquid peanut extract that you buy at the store or tincture like this? http://hollisbrewco.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-spice-tinctures.html

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