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Offline dirtybiz

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Pecan Additions???
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:29:40 PM »
Looking to brew another version of a Pumpkin Ale with some Maple Syrup and Pecans.

Has anyone had luck with Pecan additions and if so when and how did you add them for the most flavor?

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 07:42:18 PM »
No, but I'd use extract if I did.

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 08:59:46 AM »
I believe most people roast them in the oven to pull out some of the oils and then keep them in a paper bag for a few days to soak up the oils.
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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 05:02:27 PM »
There were some really nice brews at the GABF and some of the brewers had different opinons.  I was just hoping someone had some luck on a homebrew level.

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 06:48:33 PM »
There was a recipe in either BYO or Zymurgy for a Pecan Doppelbock about a year ago. not sure exactly how they did it, but I believe they roasted them and added them to the mash. You may try checking the back issues .

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 06:57:39 PM »
This was tasty! You can taste the nut flavor and i had no problem with head retention with the associated nut oils.  I have never used pecans though. I would do it this way. See note at bottom of recipe
Recipe: Macadamia Nut Brown   TYPE: All Grain
Style: Northern English Brown Ale
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 14.6 SRM      SRM RANGE: 12.0-22.0 SRM
IBU: 20.2 IBUs Tinseth   IBU RANGE: 20.0-30.0 IBUs
OG: 1.050 SG      OG RANGE: 1.040-1.052 SG
FG: 1.015 SG      FG RANGE: 1.008-1.013 SG
BU:GU: 0.403      Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz   Est ABV: 4.6 %      
EE%: 75.00 %   Batch: 3.00 gal      Boil: 4.43 gal   BT: 75 Mins

---WATER CHEMISTRY ADDITIONS----------------


Total Grain Weight: 5 lbs 8.1 oz   Total Hops: 0.52 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS------MASH PH:5.50 ------
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD WATER CHEMICALS BEFORE GRAINS!!<<<<<<<
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
2 lbs 14.6 oz         Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett)  Grain         1        52.9 %       
1 lbs 7.0 oz          Amber Malt (30.0 SRM)                    Grain         2        26.2 %       
7.9 oz                Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM)              Grain         3        9.0 %         
7.9 oz                Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                   Grain         4        9.0 %         
1.8 oz                Brown Malt (65.0 SRM)                    Grain         5        2.0 %         
0.9 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        1.0 %         


Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 2.06 gal of water at 170.9 F        154.0 F       60 min       

---SPARGE PROCESS---
>>>>>>>>>>-RECYCLE FIRST RUNNINGS & VERIFY GRAIN/MLT TEMPS: 65.0 F/68.0 F
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD BOIL CHEMICALS BEFORE FWH
Fly sparge with 3.03 gal water at 168.0 F

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.035 SG   Est OG: 1.050 SG
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.32 oz               Horizon [8.50 %] - Boil 75.0 min         Hop           7        20.2 IBUs     

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.20 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.70 %] - Aroma Ste Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     

---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------
Primary Start: 09/21/2012 - 4.00 Days at 67.0 F
Secondary Start: 09/25/2012 - 10.00 Days at 67.0 F
Style Carb Range: 2.20-2.70 Vols
Bottling Date: 10/05/2012 with 2.3 Volumes CO2:
---NOTES------------------------------------
Add 1.5 oz of roughly chopped/roasted/unsalted macadamia nuts to beginning of the mash. Baked 350 for 15 min.  
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 06:59:28 PM by quattlebaum »

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 07:26:47 AM »
Thanks.. I'm going to roast them, chop them and then add them to the mash.  I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

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Re: Pecan Additions???
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 07:30:12 AM »
Email the guys at 512 in Austin. They have a pecan porter. Not my cup of tea, but very popular.