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Old 02-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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was considering brewing a mexican cerveza style beer and adding 12.5 oz of light agave nectar to boil, has anyone had expirience doing this? how would it turn out, what should i expect?

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Old 02-26-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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. . . how would it turn out, what should i expect?
Would add nothing but simple sugar and make your wort more fermentable. Not saying that's a bad thing if you're looking to dry it out a little, just that agave would be an expensive way to do it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:08 PM   #3
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ive learned that agave is the main fermentable sugar in tequila. would it add a hint of tequila flavor?

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I imagine it would,just a little. I'd like to hear the answer to that one myself...
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Would add nothing but simple sugar and make you wort more fermentable. Not saying that's a bad thing if you're looking to dry it out a little, just that agave would be an expensive way to do it.
I used it once and yes it makes it dryer , no tequila flavour, and more expensive.
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well i already have the nectar, i guess if I do it, itll at least sound cool to say it was brewed with agave nectar lol. thanks for the input everyone.

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well i already have the nectar, i guess if I do it, itll at least sound cool to say it was brewed with agave nectar lol. thanks for the input everyone.
You can use it on pancakes. If you want tequilla flavor you could add, well, tequilla.
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You can use it on pancakes. If you want tequilla flavor you could add, well, tequilla.
lol. good point!
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I picked up a 6-pack of some agave beer once. it was quite good and you could actually taste the agave.

no idea how they did it though, whether it was for bottling or in secondary or primary.

http://www.breckbrew.com/beer/agavewheat.html

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I made a wine from agave nectar once. It tasted like a sweet, fruity white (grape) wine. The flavor had NOTHING in common with tequila, but it was quite pleasant.

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