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Old 07-12-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Pine nut brew?

So I browsed the database and the net and was unable to come up with a pine nut pale ale (or wheat) recipe. I'm sure someone out there has done an extract version of something like this...I hope.


Anyways anyone have experience with such a brew and result good enough to post the recipe?

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Old 07-12-2009, 11:05 PM   #2
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Keep the pine nuts for pesto. They contain a lot of oil and would probably leave you with an oily beer - not to mention that the amount of flavor you would get from them wouldn't be worth the cost. If you are looking for toasty flavors in your beer, look into getting some victory or biscuit malt.

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Old 07-12-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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Keep the pine nuts for pesto. They contain a lot of oil and would probably leave you with an oily beer - not to mention that the amount of flavor you would get from them wouldn't be worth the cost. If you are looking for toasty flavors in your beer, look into getting some victory or biscuit malt.
I'm not in it for the toasty flavor. Rather I was looking for a way to combine the pine nut flavor with an ale (hence the name).

Good point on the oils I don't know how that would work out. I have used fresh orange peel before for brew and had good results but I didn't need to use alot to get the effect. I can't seem to find a recipe anywhere though so there much be a reason for it.
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Sounds like it's time for an experiment. Maybe make up a starter size batch with some DME, a little hops, and pitch a little yeast in there. Not sure at what point you would add the pinenuts in, I suppose at the tail end of fermentation. This way you could get a good idea of how it would work without potentially wasting an entire batch.

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A spruce beer would give you something along that line and since it's a traditional (old) style, there's recipes out there already.

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Do pine nuts even have a distinct enough flavor? They seem pretty mild to me

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Pine nuts are mild, and also expensive. That would be a potential concern.

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A spruce beer would give you something along that line and since it's a traditional (old) style, there's recipes out there already.
I'll hunt for this in the database if it's there, if not can you post a link to where I would find that?

I'm sure I tried a pine nut flavored brew years ago at the Great Western Brewery in Reno Nv. Either that or they did a hell of a job getting the beer to taste like they used pine nuts.

Anyways even if I found a recipe for it it would have to be simple enough for an extract guy to follow. I havent jumped to AG yet.
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Sounds like it's time for an experiment. Maybe make up a starter size batch with some DME, a little hops, and pitch a little yeast in there. Not sure at what point you would add the pinenuts in, I suppose at the tail end of fermentation. This way you could get a good idea of how it would work without potentially wasting an entire batch.
good idea....how bad could it be?
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Here's a good thread about BM's spruce beer.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/spru...-i-dare-60942/

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