I would love some help with a peanut butter and jelly recipe that I’m working on. The plan is to brew a peanut butter nut brown and a strawberry wheat. I’m open to suggestions on different styles but that combo sounded like it would work well. I’m going to make the peanut butter a lot bigger than the strawberry so I can serve it like a black and tan with the two beers separated. Any suggestions are much appreciated. I will post final recipes and pictures when finished.
4# Wheat Malt
2oz Special B – I want to add a very light red hue but not affect flavor too much
.5oz EKG 60min
Strawberry Extract - Keg
Mash @ 152
Ferment @ 65-68 degrees
I've never brewed a peanut butter beer and will be interested to hear how it turns out. My buddy is pretty well known for his and you might be able to get some tips from his blog post. I've had it and it's delicious.
Sorry I forgot to post back with results. The final beers turned out amazing. Most interesting beer I've ever tasted. It really did taste like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Not something you could sit and drink all night but perfect for a crowd pleaser at a party or beer festival. We took 5 gallons of each beer to extreme beer fest here in Omaha last year and both were gone after 30 minutes of the event. Keep in mind we developed the recipes based on the fact that we wanted to serve them together and the wheat on nitro. Here's the recipes:
Peanut Butter Nut Brown
EKG (East Kent Goldings) 38 IBU 60min
EKG (East Kent Goldings) 19 IBU 60min
I think any English variety would work in something like this though. Just enough to balance out the sweetness a bit. Definitely want malt / peanut butter / jelly flavor to come through more than hops.