Cactus - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Cactus
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts



hmm, so I was thinking about making a mexican beer. I'm a big fan of dos equis and I enjoy a corona. While pondering mexican beer and what I could do to spice it up a bit I decided to research the cactus used for making tequila. I found this:

http://www.naturesdream.net/agave_extract.htm

Wondering if it would add much flavor, think I'm gonna throw a bit in a mexican brew.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:33 PM   #2
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by seefresh
hmm, so I was thinking about making a mexican beer. I'm a big fan of dos equis and I enjoy a corona. While pondering mexican beer and what I could do to spice it up a bit I decided to research the cactus used for making tequila. I found this:

http://www.naturesdream.net/agave_extract.htm

Wondering if it would add much flavor, think I'm gonna throw a bit in a mexican brew.
We've discussed that in the past and the consensus was that it wouldn't add much flavor, but it is a perfectly valid sugar (albeit a little expensive). I think a mead would be interesting. Or tequila



 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:35 PM   #3
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


I wonder if there's a better way. Maybe using pieces of the cactus itself.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:40 PM   #4
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by seefresh
I wonder if there's a better way. Maybe using pieces of the cactus itself.
Incidentally (and don't ask me why I know this, it's a long story that terminated in marriage), the sugar doesn't come from the leaves of the agave...it comes from the rootball. When the agave is harvested the leaves are chopped off and the rootball is dug up. It's then usually quartered and roasted which caramelizes the sugars (tastes a lot like sugar cane/molasses). The sugars are then extracted for agave nectar or a more divine purpose, tequila.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2007, 11:43 PM   #5
rod
beer -just brew it
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
rod's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
brantford,ontario
Posts: 1,212
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


ahhh, tequila!!
__________________
simplified signature:
beer, wine, cheese in various stages of production

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 12:11 AM   #6
pirate252
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Posts: 153

They sell aloe vera juice, that would be an interesting ingredient, it defiantly has a flavor to it...
__________________
Shear Force Brewery

Waiting on UPS/Time - BierMuncher's Six Shooter Pale, BierMuncher's Sterling Gold, BYO Porter
Primary's - Empty :(
Secondary's - EdWort's Apfelwein
On Tap - Mocha Oatmeal Stout (#2), Light, But Good

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 12:19 AM   #7
alemonkey
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Lincoln, NE
Posts: 851
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I've had prickly pear cactus mead before - made with prickly pear honey and flavored with the fruit. Very good stuff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 01:07 AM   #8
Tony
 
Tony's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Saugus, MA
Posts: 916
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron von BeeGee
Incidentally (and don't ask me why I know this, it's a long story that terminated in marriage), the sugar doesn't come from the leaves of the agave...it comes from the rootball. When the agave is harvested the leaves are chopped off and the rootball is dug up. It's then usually quartered and roasted which caramelizes the sugars (tastes a lot like sugar cane/molasses). The sugars are then extracted for agave nectar or a more divine purpose, tequila.
I watched a Modern Marvels episode that was all about tequila, and the harvesting of the blue agave. It was cool to see how they chopped all the leaves off and use the barrel shaped rootball like you posted. Mmmmmm...tequila
__________________
Up Next: Cherry Chocolate Rye
Up Next: Gold Nugget IPA
On Tap:Pawtucket Patriot
Dead Soldier:Hop Rod Rye Stout
Dead Soldier: Imperial Hell Fire Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 01:57 AM   #9
Sir Humpsalot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Sir Humpsalot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 3,997
Liked 85 Times on 67 Posts


Want to add the flavor of tequila to a beer?


It was called Tequiza.
__________________
In Process: Mango Beer, Homebrewers Pale Ale
Bottled/Kegged:Spicy Light Rye, Rice-adjunct Pale Ale, Mild Bourbon Porter, Roasty Stout, Basic Light Mead, Bourbon County Stout Clone
Up Next: Berlinerweiss, Chocolate Raspberry Ale, and American IPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2007, 08:17 AM   #10
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Toot
Want to add the flavor of tequila to a beer?


It was called Tequiza.

LOL, totally forgot about TEQUIZA!!! Guess its not as original idea as I thought!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fermented Cactus Juice? HenryHill General Beer Discussion 28 09-18-2012 09:56 PM
Doppelbock Cactus Dopplebock cactusgarrett Homebrew Lager Recipes 10 01-04-2011 08:39 PM
cactus apple kmoo1302 Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-29-2009 06:51 PM
Cactus Challenge Coming Soon!!!! INeedANewHobby South Central Homebrew Forum 2 07-27-2007 10:42 PM
Cactus yeast? casebrew Recipes/Ingredients 6 12-25-2005 05:47 AM


Forum Jump