Quantcast

Brewing with nuts

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

nl724

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
150
Reaction score
0
Location
Huntsville
I have read a couple different things...one way is to soak them in vodka for a periond of time and then add the filtered vodka to the secondary...the second being just steeping the nuts in the kettle after the boil...and the third being nut extract.

What is the best way to brew with nuts?
 

cheezydemon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
15
Location
The "Ville"
I would extra roast them in the oven and add them to the boil, or addd them right out of the oven to the secondary.

People freak too much about secondary. It is almost impossible to infect fermented beer. I have "Dry" hopped hops, peppers, cinnamon sticks, and pumpkin seeds. No worries.

Either way, I would go with a minor amount. Good luck!
 

Evan!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2006
Messages
11,835
Reaction score
107
Location
Charlottesville, VA
I got a couple o' nuts that I brew with. werrrrrd. :D

Srsly, if you're looking for a distinct nutty flavor, I'd go with extracts. The amount of nuts it'd take to impart any flavor on the beer would be so immense as to be huge PITA. Now, I'm not sure what kind of nuts you're interested in, but regardless, I know of no type of nut that is so flavorful that it's going to impart that much flavor from just a small amount. IIWY, I'd use extracts.
 

zoebisch01

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2006
Messages
5,180
Reaction score
11
Location
Central PA
Also keep in mind, nuts have fats that will go rancid over time. So you really can't plan on aging a beer with nuts. However, as Evan! (and his nutz) so point out, extracts are probably the best route to go. Find a good pure extract, avoid the crap filled ones.
 

Evan!

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2006
Messages
11,835
Reaction score
107
Location
Charlottesville, VA
Chris_Dog said:
Nuts oils and that my impact you head retention.
Um...a little too early to be hitting the sauce, Chris, dontcha think? :drunk:

You're right though...the amount of oil on my nuts does have an impact on how much head I get :D
 

iamjonsharp

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 18, 2006
Messages
576
Reaction score
21
Location
Cincinnati, OH
I've heard of adding your nuts into the mash. That's what they do at the Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. I would PM Spyk'd.
 
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
1,474
Reaction score
4
Location
Orlando, FL
Evan! said:
Um...a little too early to be hitting the sauce, Chris, dontcha think? :drunk:

You're right though...the amount of oil on my nuts does have an impact on how much head I get :D
Heck it is 5:00 somewhere!!! :drunk: :drunk:

What I tried to say is that nuts have oils and may impact the head of the beer. That my be the point of infusing the vodka.
 
OP
N

nl724

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
150
Reaction score
0
Location
Huntsville
if I try infusing with vodka how long do you reccomend and how much vodka
 

cheezydemon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
15
Location
The "Ville"
Evan! said:
Um...a little too early to be hitting the sauce, Chris, dontcha think? :drunk:

You're right though...the amount of oil on my nuts does have an impact on how much head I get :D
Lol, my thoughts exactly. Flavor, head........... Head is not useful unless you are entering a competition, or if it gives you particular pleasure..........umm.. No jokes please.
 
Top