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Old 02-01-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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I was on the phone with my dad the other day and he was telling me about this pecan beer they are making near where he lives that everyone is raving about. Has anyone else ever heard of this or attempted to brew with pecans before?

I also googled pecan beer and sure enough their website came right up. The website also gives the specifics on the beer but the numbers are confusing. According to the gravity readings, shouldn't the beer have more ABV? I just started brewing about a month ago so I'm probably missing something.

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Old 02-01-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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Those are degrees plato. 13.5 = 1.055 specific gravity and 5.5 = 1.022 SG. Pecan, huh? Interesting.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:24 PM   #3
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Here are some good links:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/lazy...53/#post598175
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/pecan-pale-ale-81224/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/peca...-unsure-45344/

One of the employees at that brewery is a member here. There are some attempts at a clone in those links. Here is another recipe, not an exact clone, but a beer made with pecans:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f65/peca...sh-80-a-49707/

Let us know how it goes!

 
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the explanation about the gravity and the links to the pecan brews. I am going to try brewing this but there are a couple brews ahead of it in line. So far, I've only done a couple of kits from my local brew store. Next up I've got to try a couple clone brews of some of my favs; Hennepin and Hoegaarden. I just racked my first keg today and it is a failed attempt at a wit. I attempted to change a wheat kit to a belgian. The yeast strain is a german style so the banana dominates everything. It's really good if you like german wheats and definately very drinkable. It just isn't what I was after.

 
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:23 AM   #5
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Abita makes a pecan beer as well. Althought it tastes like a nut brown to me.

 
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:32 AM   #6
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Abita makes a pecan beer as well. Althought it tastes more like a nut brown to me.
Well, pecan is a nut, so that sounds about right.

I'm not even sure what pecan, as a flavor, taste like.

FYI, (512) brewing makes a pecan porter. Only available in Austin,TX on tap.. I haven't tried it.
And I Shiner made a peach/pecan holiday beer. It's was sort of lame.

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:44 PM   #7
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Pecan Harvest Ale is made with real Louisiana pecans that have been toasted to perfection. That makes it something really special, because most beers with a nutty flavor or aroma arenít made with real nuts. The natural oils from the Louisiana pecans give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma.

This ale is excellent served with both red meat, seafood, gouda cheese, and no surprise here, itís also great with nuts! Try Pecan Harvest with Gouda cheese ABV 5.0%
IBU 20
Color 19


Nutrition Facts
12 oz serving
Calories 150
Carbs 11g
Protein 2.6g
Total Fat 0g


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Old 11-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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I'm about to try a pecan and hazelnut brown this coming weekend. Hopefully they will provide a nice nutty flavor to the beer. I'll keep you posted.

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Old 11-14-2010, 07:16 PM   #9
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(512) Pecan Porter is incredible! It has an awesome mouth feel, which I thought was lacking in Real Ale's Coffee Porter this year. Great body and great tast. I'm going to try the pecan toasting process described in the second link by Beerrific. Thanks for the words. Honey Pecan Brown on the hop...

PS- (512) Peacan Porter is at your beckon call at Tap Room if you live in San Marcos.

 
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:36 PM   #10
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+1 on (512)'s pecan porter. It's REALLY good.
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