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Old 04-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
Bigapinnc
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Oct 2011
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Ok, my whole experience brewing, I have never ever done an extract brew before. Always all grain. But I think it is time to try one because I don't have the time in the day to brew all grain but I still want to brew. I have always wanted to make a pecan porter. Does anyone out there have a pecan porter worth brewing? I want to use real pecans of course



 
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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pecans can become bitter. I once soaked some in Bourbon and used them in a recipe and decided not to throw out the bourbon but to drink it and it was so bitter as to be undrinkable. Hilly



 
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Just finished the keg of this. Was pretty awesome.

7 lbs of Pale Malt Liquid Extract
2 lbs of Light DME

1# Crystal 40L
.75# Chocolate
.5# Black

1oz Willamette AA 7% 60 min
Irish Moss 50 min
1oz Willamette AA 7% 30 min
1oz Willamette AA 7% 10 min

Yeast: British Ale 1096

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.026

I did that in the primary for a week and then transferred it to the secondary with 1.5 pounds of pecans. Make sure you do a super rough chop on the pecans and roast them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes in the oven. I racked mine for two weeks and then force carbed it. Once you are done, you can use those pecans to make bread or muffins or whatever you think would go awesome with them. The beer had a pretty distinct pecan flavor, so if you want a less powerful pecan taste, one pound should be fine but I wouldn't do any less than that.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
SevenFields
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Austin Homebrew has a great Pecan Porter extract kit that has got good reviews
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
Bigapinnc
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Bootstrapbill,

I am assuming that is black patent? Thanks for the recipe! It sounds pretty awesome. I am going to give it a shot

 
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #6
Coastie
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I made the Austin Homebrew kit and I was surprised that it came with oak chips for the secondary. The pecan flavor comes from extract that is added with the priming sugar at bottling. I did the recipe exactly as directed and I was disappointed that the oak flavor overpowered the pecan.

I know one guy who brewed it and placed in a competition. He soaked the chips in whiskey before adding them to secondary. He also entered the beer a year after brewing.

If I was to do the kit again, I'd either use only half the chips and soak them in bourbon or not use them at all.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #7
hatedheretic
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Thanks for the info.

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #8
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I may try a variation of this for Thanksgiving. Thanks!

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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Best bet with Pecans is to roast them a few times (getting darker each time), and between roast stick them in a paper bag to soak up the oils off of them

 
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #10
hatedheretic
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does anyone know of a good place that maybe makes a pecan extract?



 
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