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Old 02-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #11
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I was looking to make peanut butter cup beer, planning to add cocoa powder & powdered peanut butter to a porter.
That's the proper way to go about it. From what I've heard the powdered peanut butter makes a really bad mess in the fermenter, so be aware of that.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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From what I've heard the powdered peanut butter makes a really bad mess in the fermenter, so be aware of that.
I doubt it could be any worse than the ordinary peanut butter (see below).


First pic: This is what it looked like when I took the lid off. 3/4" thick layer of crust, I assume the chocolate that came out of solution. I tasted a bit of the crust. Had to drink an entire coke to get the taste out of my mouth.

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This is what was on the bottom. All the peanut butter.

3rd pic: this was some of the slurry that was filtered out.

4th pic: more slurry

I ended up filtering twice. First time just through the strainer. Second time through a paper towel inside the strainer. Still have a lot of sediment in the beer.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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Credit to you for taking a risk. The pictures had me rolling, thanks for making my day.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:57 PM   #14
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Credit to you for taking a risk. The pictures had me rolling, thanks for making my day.
You're in Katy? Me too! I'll be a Texas Homebrewers today @ 4:00 for the weekly demo. I'm bringing some of this funky crap, as a "gag"
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #15
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Something tells me you had the munchies when you made that decision..

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #16
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Interesting development: ...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.
Oh, in that case give it some time. Bottle conditioning takes a few weeks.

...it might creep up to a 6 or 7 out of ten!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #17
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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.
So I should cancel the nacho-beer?
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #18
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Credit to you for taking a risk. The pictures had me rolling, thanks for making my day.
Awesome job getting the pictures! Way to go for it...let me know how the nacho beer works out!
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:10 PM   #19
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Wow those pictures are nasty! Although the second one looks a lot like chicken taco meat but I guess it sure didn't smell like that. Risk taking is awesome and it takes guts to share your failures with others so they don't make the same mistake. Thanks for that.

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Oh lord, I died a little reading this thread. Geeze!

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