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Old 01-27-2010, 01:06 AM   #1
Jan 2010
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We are looking to do a pecan porter after drinking 512's on vacation in Austin. I picked up the Better Brew smoked porter kit, it's in the primary right now. We have some shelled pecans, any suggestions? I'm worried about contamination, as well as oil or off flavors. Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
Aug 2009
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I would have added the pecans to the steeped grains. That would have taken care of any contamination worries. The oils can degrade head retention in the beer, but with a porter you aren't looking for a huge head anyway.

If you are adding the pecans to the secondary, I would boil them first to make sure they are sanitary.

Hope that helps!

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
Jan 2010
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interesting. let us know how it turns out. pecans would add an interesting bitter "mouth-pucker" to the brew.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:59 PM   #4
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roast them first. It'll help get out the oils and bring out the flavor.
Some stuff I've made: Odell's 90 Shilling Clone, Abbey Weiss Pottsville Common, Simple Mead, Dry Dock Apricot Blonde Clone, Rye IPA, Maibock, Scrapper's Quaffable Irish Red, Short Sleep Blueberry Ale, Lazy Magnolia Pecan Nut Brown Ale Clone, Graff, Apfelwein, Cascades Orange Pale, Orfy's Mild Ale, Vagabond Gingered Ale
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