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Offline troybinso

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Garbanzo beans
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:43:51 AM »
I live in an area where dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are a common agricultural product. A friend gave me a big ziploc bag full of them, and I am trying to figure out what to do with them. Hummus and falafel are on the list, but of course my mind switched to brewer-mode. Any chance I can cook them up and throw them in the mash?

By the way, a two gallon ziploc full of dried garbanzos is surprisingly heavy - those things are dense.

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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »
One of my favorite legumes! I know flour is made out of chickpeas and baked bread type products. However, I'm not sure you would want that flavor in your beer? As an adjunct it'll probably lend a vegetal flavor to the finished product.
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 09:16:35 AM »
Back in the day (thing 18th century) when everybody was a homebrewer and grew alot of their own ingredients, when a farmer sent his barley to the malt house to be malted they would mix in some variouis beans so that they knew they were getting the same grain back as they sent to the maltster in the first place. They didn't then pick through the hundreds of pounds of malt to remove the beans/peas (which had also been 'malted' at that point) they just brewed with it.

That being said, I have never brewed with beans and have no idea what the results would be like. I suspect they would be very neutral but who knows. I think you should try it. what's the worst that could happen?
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 09:25:27 AM »
according to this: Chickpea Flour
1 cup of flour has
Fat content: 6.15 gm
Protein : 20.6 gm
Carbs: 53.19gm

For comparison: Barley Malt Flour
1 cup:
Fat: 2.98 gm
Protein: 16.65 gm
Carbs: 126.8 gm

In other words, twice the fat and less than half the potential sugars and the protein is a wash really.
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 05:43:11 AM »
add garlic, lemon, citric acid = hummus beer. Serve with pita beer!
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 06:50:52 AM »
add garlic, lemon, citric acid = hummus beer. Serve with pita beer!

Summit + Sorachi Ace for hops & a touch of acidulated malt maybe?
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 12:24:19 PM »
Back in the day (thing 18th century) when everybody was a homebrewer and grew alot of their own ingredients, when a farmer sent his barley to the malt house to be malted they would mix in some variouis beans so that they knew they were getting the same grain back as they sent to the maltster in the first place. They didn't then pick through the hundreds of pounds of malt to remove the beans/peas (which had also been 'malted' at that point) they just brewed with it.

This just confuses me.  If they didn't pick through it, how would they know the beans were there and that they got the right grain back?
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Re: Garbanzo beans
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:26:19 PM »
Back in the day (thing 18th century) when everybody was a homebrewer and grew alot of their own ingredients, when a farmer sent his barley to the malt house to be malted they would mix in some variouis beans so that they knew they were getting the same grain back as they sent to the maltster in the first place. They didn't then pick through the hundreds of pounds of malt to remove the beans/peas (which had also been 'malted' at that point) they just brewed with it.

This just confuses me.  If they didn't pick through it, how would they know the beans were there and that they got the right grain back?

Visual inspection. They put black red and white beans in, black red and white beans are still in. good enough. It's not like they put three beans in they put a bushel or so in with 20-30 bushels of barley.
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