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Old 10-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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I have a oatmeal stout kit from northernbrewer and wondered what everyone thought about adding black walnuts to it?
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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From my limited experience with nuts, they tend to get bitter when wet. You probably won't get any nice toasted walnut flavors, but will get bitter/gross flavors.

You'd probably be better off going with something like this:
http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/extracts/extrwal.html
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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From my limited experience with nuts, they tend to get bitter when wet. You probably won't get any nice toasted walnut flavors, but will get bitter/gross flavors.

You'd probably be better off going with something like this:
http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/extracts/extrwal.html
That wasn't my experience from adding toasted walnuts to the mash of a brown ale. However, they did add enough oil to kill both the krausen and any any head retention. They also gave an oily/slick mouthfeel.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:55 PM   #4
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I'm definetly going to use nuts sometime in the future and have researched how to toast them and put in paper bags to absorb as much oil as possible. Just wondering what people thought of walnuts added to an oatmeal stout opposed to another type of stout or porter?
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:19 PM   #5
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yo! howd that beer go down? my friends and i are looking to also add walnuts or walnut extract to a chocolate stout recipe.

- did you end up using whole nuts?
- did you add the walnuts to the mash or to the secondary fermention?
- did the oil content affect your fermentation process or did the baking/paper bag help remove that variable?
- how did it taste?

 
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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so, should i maybe start a new thread on this topic instead of bumping this old one?

 
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