Originally Posted by MichaelBrock
This recipe has been pending on my "to brew" list for a while and it will be my next brew. However, I recently ran into a recipe for a Pecan Brown Ale that intrigued me. It seemed a bit overly sweet for my taste though. Would this recipe make a reasonable base for adding pecans? Pondering the possibilities.
I think so. I would stick to pecan "flavoring" though (like the Loran's candy flavoring), maybe with a small amount of caramelized "sugar" (which would dry out, but leave the "caramel" essence), and then some lactose for creamyness.
From all I've read, you don't want to use actual "pecans" as there's some sort of bad chemistry that goes on with using fats in brewing.
This is a really nice, simple recipe. Mine finished at 1.055. It's carbing up / conditioning in the bottles right now.