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Old 11-13-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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just planning my next brew and the AHS Pecan Porter mini mash has got my attention but I don't know how much I like using extract flavoring??? Had a raspberry beer that used extract raspberry flavor and it ruined the beer... Has anyone made/drank this kit?
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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considering they just added it to the site like 4 days ago, I doubt it. this one definitely caught my attention though.


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Old 11-19-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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Ok so I went ahead and ordered this kit, mini-mash with White Labs yeast............ so i guess in just over a month I'll post a review But if anyone else wants to in the mean time, I would be extremely interested in your thoughts!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #4
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Wonder if it's based on (512)'s pecan porter. That'd be great if so.
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Spent Thanksgiving in Alabama, and Pecan beer was all over the place down there this year. I didn't get up the nerve to buy a six of it to try it. This caught my eye, though, in terms of being Southern-themed for this year's Mardi Gras party...

If I was too apprehensive to pick up a six pack try, I don't see how I'll convince myself to make 5 gallons of it, though.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:27 PM   #6
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Spent Thanksgiving in Alabama, and Pecan beer was all over the place down there this year. I didn't get up the nerve to buy a six of it to try it. This caught my eye, though, in terms of being Southern-themed for this year's Mardi Gras party...

If I was too apprehensive to pick up a six pack try, I don't see how I'll convince myself to make 5 gallons of it, though.
Too bad, the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is a staple down here. Excellent session beer - only about 4% or 5% ABV. The pecan flavor is much more "natural" than many other similar beers, which I think use a pecan extract (I know Abita does). According to Lazy Magnolia's website:


"Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world, to our knowledge, made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. The color is dark mahogany. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category."

Pick up a 6-pack next time you're down here!
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No, it says they don't use an extract
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which I think use a pecan extract
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made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain
there is a post on here from a guy that chatted with a micro-brewer about how to use pecans *(u gott get the oil outta the nut first)* .... i'll edit this when I find it.....
I'm brewing the AHS Pecan Porter tomorrow... of course it has pecan extract & I hate extracts but so far AHS has impressed the **** outta me...so...i'm gonna do what they say to do..........
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Too bad, the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is a staple down here. Excellent session beer - only about 4% or 5% ABV. The pecan flavor is much more "natural" than many other similar beers, which I think use a pecan extract (I know Abita does). According to Lazy Magnolia's website:


"Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world, to our knowledge, made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. The color is dark mahogany. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category."

Pick up a 6-pack next time you're down here!
He said OTHER beers use extract, not Lazy Magnolia. There is a thread on here from a brewer from Lazy Magnolia that divulges crucial information on making a successful pecan beer. If I could find/think of that thread, I would post it here. I'm sure Revvy will roll in with that info sooner or later.
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Had a buddy age on dry pecan wood... came out nice but not big pecan flavor.

Interested on pecan extracts... not a big extract fan either... BUT anybody have a good one?

pecan stout or porter?
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He said OTHER beers use extract, not Lazy Magnolia. There is a thread on here from a brewer from Lazy Magnolia that divulges crucial information on making a successful pecan beer. If I could find/think of that thread, I would post it here. I'm sure Revvy will roll in with that info sooner or later.
Thanks for clearing up what I was trying to say. That thread you mention is here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/lazy...n-pecan-58853/

See page 2 for some tips from a Lazy Magnolia worker. Also, Birmingham's LHBS, Alabrew, has clone kits of Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan. I've never made it but I've heard it's pretty close. I also don't know if the clone recipe uses pecan extract or not.


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