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Re: “The secret to silky Italian beers is chestnuts”
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 11:06:38 am »
If you can find it, try Kuri Kuro (Dark Chestnut Ale) from Japan. Excellent!!

We have a local chestnut farmer who provided some chestnuts to our club members, to encourage us to brew with this unusual ingredient. Obviously hoping to develop at least a small market for his product. None of the resulting brews were anywhere near the quality of Kuri Kuro.
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Re: “The secret to silky Italian beers is chestnuts”
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 11:39:47 am »
Maybe reach out to the guys at Urban Chestnut in St. Louis.
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Re: “The secret to silky Italian beers is chestnuts”
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 12:20:05 pm »
https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/chestnut-beer?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

Anyone have further info or experiences with chestnuts?

My friend James Neumeister, who runs Groundbreaker Brewing in PDX, uses chestnuts in pretty much all of his beers AFAIK.  It's a gluten free brewery.
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Re: “The secret to silky Italian beers is chestnuts”
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 05:32:07 am »
I have a chestnut tree on my property, but I never get to the fallen nuts before my furry friends...maybe I should be more diligent this fall.  Sounds like a fun beer to try to make.
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“The secret to silky Italian beers is chestnuts”
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 10:22:43 am »
I've brewed a (UK) brown ale with them, after seeing them in the Brooklyn Brew Shop book. They gave a subtle caramel flavour that worked really well in it, although you would probably get the something very similar from the commercial Ragus invert sugar. I plan to do a side by side this year using a split wort to see the difference.

Edit: I had no issues with head retention due to the low fat content but you may need to be careful about nut allergies.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 10:24:27 am by f00b4r »