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Old 02-02-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Reese's beer fail - lesson learned.

I had a "bright" idea a few weeks ago. I split half my batch of pale ale, and in one half I mixed in 2lbs of molten nestle semisweet chocolate morsels and half a tub of Jif creamy peanut butter.

Total waste of time. Tastes like death. literally made me puke in my mouth a little. That's probably an obviously retarded idea to you experienced brewers out there, but if any of you noobs like myself ever think of doing something like that, DON'T.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I had a "bright" idea a few weeks ago. I split half my batch of pale ale, and in one half I mixed in 2lbs of molten nestle semisweet chocolate morsels and half a tub of Jif creamy peanut butter.

Total waste of time. Tastes like death. literally made me puke in my mouth a little. That's probably an obviously retarded idea to you experienced brewers out there, but if any of you noobs like myself ever think of doing something like that, DON'T.
Sorry, man. I know that it's not funny, but your description made me chuckle, anyay.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Good thread title too, Anyone searching for a Reese's recipe will know to not do it this way.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Interesting development:

after posting this, I got curious and went back and tasted it again. It's been "conditioning" (I suppose) for about 10 days since I last tasted it, and I must say, it has come a long way. I gave it a 0 out of 10 initially. Now I give it a 4 out of 10, marginally drinkable. Not a shining success, but not a total loss either. who knows, maybe another 2 weeks in the back of the closet and it might even be enjoyable!

Don't worry, you can laugh. That's why I posted, to entertain and inform. If we can't make light of our failures then why try?

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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Interesting development:

after posting this, I got curious and went back and tasted it again. It's been "conditioning" (I suppose) for about 10 days since I last tasted it, and I must say, it has come a long way. I gave it a 0 out of 10 initially. Now I give it a 4 out of 10, marginally drinkable. Not a shining success, but not a total loss either. who knows, maybe another 2 weeks in the back of the closet and it might even be enjoyable!

Don't worry, you can laugh. That's why I posted, to entertain and inform. If we can't make light of our failures then why try?
There is quite a bit of oils in pb and chocolate. I imagine the beer being viscous and thick.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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There is quite a bit of oils in pb and chocolate. I imagine the beer being viscous and thick.
Yeah, and i thought oils were the enemy of head retention... hows the carbonation and mouthfeel on this thing?
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Yeah, and i thought oils were the enemy of head retention... hows the carbonation and mouthfeel on this thing?
carbonation: ...eh. not impressive

Mouthfeel: not sure what that means
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I was looking to make peanut butter cup beer, planning to add cocoa powder & powdered peanut butter to a porter.

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carbonation: ...eh. not impressive

Mouthfeel: not sure what that means
Mouthfeel is... how it feels in your mouth. Is it think and viscous, or dry and crisp? Just wondering how those oils effect the feeling of the beer, considering the original was an APA
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I learned many batches ago that just because you like a certain food or flavor doesn't necessarily mean it will make a good beer.

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