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Offline gigatropolis

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Recipe for Acorn Beer
« on: January 07, 2012, 12:57:05 PM »
Going to make a beer with a pound of acorns I harvested and trying to figure out what type of grain bill to use. One idea is to use a lot of light pilsner malt to bring out the flavor of the acorns more, which could be a good or bad thing. The other idea is to use some more nutty malts like Morris otter with victory that might hide the acorn flavor more,  but most likely be a better flavored beer. Also planning to hop with a lot of Amarillo and some perle.

  Any recommendations on how to formulate an acorn beer?

 

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Re: Recipe for Acorn Beer
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 05:00:26 AM »
I can't really help but I am wondering if you are going to do something to get rid of the tannins in the acorns?
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Re: Recipe for Acorn Beer
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 09:29:22 AM »
I can't really help but I am wondering if you are going to do something to get rid of the tannins in the acorns?

  I brought the acorns to a boil about 3 times and changed the water each time. Then soaked them overnight.

  Most of the bitterness was removed but still a little bit in the center of the acorns