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Old 10-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Pretzel Beer?

I had a dream last night that I stripped the salt off pretzels and steeped them with the grains and it made an absolutely awesome pretzel beer.

What do you all think? Doable?

Probably use hard pretzels but call it like "Bavarian Pretzel Bock" or Ale or Amber or whatever type of beer the recipe ends up being.

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Firstly, you can buy unsalted pretzels. Secondly, you may really stick your sparge. Thirdly, Sourdough all the way!

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Did you try this?

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Old 04-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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Did you try this?
No I didn't. There seemed little interest in it and then I actually forgot about it until I just saw it bumped.

Now I am kind of re-interested though... lol
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Mmmm... Pretzel beer. Sounds awful. Awful good.

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:26 AM   #6
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These pretzels are making me thirsty!

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Old 04-18-2013, 02:32 AM   #7
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Sounds really interesting to me. I'd probably use soft pretzels instead, though.

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Mmmm... prezel beer. Maybe some mustard in secondary?

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Old 04-18-2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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Since they were baked, no fermentables will be there, but it might end up being a good thought for a wheat beer recipe. Sub 1/2 the wheat with an equal weight in pretzels.

hummmm....I'm seeing the conversation now
Wife.. " hey,where is that bag of pretzels I just bought?"
Me...." umm....( looking at the mash tun)"
her...." did you........really?" shaking head walking away
Me...." well, technically I will be eating them in three weeks or so"
Me..." Honey....."
Me..." honey....."
Me to dog... " come on boy, lets go get a beer"
Dog...." sounds good, thought she'd never leave"

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Old 04-18-2013, 07:23 AM   #10
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There are a couple of breweries here who have made beers that taste like pretzels. Solera made one called "Pretzel Logic" for the Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers festival, and The Commons made on called "Myrtle" that worked as well. It can be done without pretzels in the mash too. (Both were sours)

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