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Old 11-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #1
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In the fall we harvested some acorns. We shelled and froze them and now we are just waiting to start it once we have time.
What I was wondering is if anyone has had first hand experience at making this themeselves or knows someone that has attempted this?
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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I have actually read a little on doing this but haven't tried it yet. Acorns are full of tannins and in order to remove them the Indians used to place them in a fast moving stream and the constant flow removed a lot of the tannins. I'd would be very interested in how this turns out

 
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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I've heard of getting rid of the tannins by boiling them and changing out the water until it longer turns brown.

 
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #4
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My husband informs me that white oak can make a nice wine, but red oak (the kind we have in our area) is so full of tannins that it wouldn't be worth it.

Some people, including native Americans, make/made a flour out of white oaks for acorn cakes or brewad.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:59 PM   #5
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Just imagine all the drunk squirrels and chipmunks running around your backyard!!!

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Old 11-21-2011, 05:12 PM   #6
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I'd think they would be more suited to a beer, given that they are a starch. but how to make it work...

 
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:50 PM   #7
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A few people are right on. Boiling them with several changes of water will get rid of a bulk of the tannin.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:49 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone.
I plan to boil them to remove the tannins. I just hope it turns out. I spent a lot of time shelling and gathering these.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #9
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Update when its done please! We have loads of white oak acorns on our property up north. I'd love to give the squirrels and the deer some competition.
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:44 AM   #10
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If it's lacking in flavour, distilling it might make an interesting spirit!

(disclaimer: don't do that because it's illegal)
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