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Peanut Butter Brew
« on: December 10, 2009, 04:08:16 PM »

I am going to be brewing a "Chocolate Peanut Stout" soon.  Has any one tried to brew with peanut butter at all??

My biggest concerns are a negative effect on head retention because of the peanut oil and salt.  I bought organic no salt peanut butter, but that doesn't take care of the oil. 

I originally planned to add this at the end of the boil to ensure it mixed well, but someone told me that all the flavor will be eaten up in the primary fermentation.  But if I add this for only the secondary fermentation than I fear the flavor won't take well. Does anyone have any good opinion or advice on when or how to add it??
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 04:12:27 PM »
I don't have any advice, only a comment: Yuck!  ;)
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 04:41:55 PM »
I've heard you want to let it sit until there's an oil layer on top, pour off the oil, and repeat until it's mostly gone.
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 05:46:50 PM »
I think there will be problems as you mentioned but there is only one way to fine out....go for it.

 It's really easy to make your own peanut butter if you are worried about added ingredients.

  Just buy some fresh nuts, roast, and then shell and grind in a food processor.


 Pecan butter is really special.
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 05:58:02 AM »
If I were at all interested in making this I wouldnt be concerned with the head retention

Screw the head retention and go for it
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 06:19:23 AM »
I've never done anything like this but would a little carafoam help with head retention.  I can just imagine the mess your secondary is going to be like.

I know you bought the PB already, but maybe a non-oil peanut extract would work.

http://www.seelecttea.com/product_info.php?products_id=933

or you could grind up some peanuts and soak them in vodka for a couple weeks.

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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2009, 06:28:01 AM »
Don't they make peanut butter flavoring for just such a purpose.  No experience with it, just sayin'.

Add to secondary or bottling bucket to taste...

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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2009, 06:59:17 AM »
You could try this stuff:
http://www.bellplantation.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=35

People say even with two or three jars its pretty mild.

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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2009, 07:43:38 AM »
Don't they make peanut butter flavoring for just such a purpose.  No experience with it, just sayin'.

Add to secondary or bottling bucket to taste...
  +1!  That's about the best way to control the peanut butter flavor, IMO.  All kinds of proven ways to add chocolate flavor.   Sounds like a "Reese's Peanut Butter Stout"   ;D
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2009, 09:53:07 AM »
I don't have any advice, only a comment: Yuck!  ;)

I'll see your "Yuck!" and raise you a "BLECH!"
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2009, 10:55:24 AM »
I don't have any advice, only a comment: Yuck!  ;)

I'll see your "Yuck!" and raise you a "BLECH!"

Whereas I think a handful of salted peanuts and a glass of beer go together well,  I gotta +1 the above.  Just sayin' 8)
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2009, 11:01:25 AM »
You guys are rough.  ;D
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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 10:28:40 AM »
I don't have any advice, only a comment: Yuck!  ;)

I'll see your "Yuck!" and raise you a "BLECH!"

Whereas I think a handful of salted peanuts and a glass of beer go together well,  I gotta +1 the above.  Just sayin' 8)

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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2009, 01:52:38 PM »
I've been considering making a PB for some time. I was going to use dry de-natured peanut butter powder to address the oil/ head retention issue. Haven't tried it yet, though. Good luck!

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Re: Peanut Butter Brew
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2009, 11:07:03 AM »
I don't know how they did it, but one of the members of the Bloatarian Brewing League in Cincinnati was serving a peanut butter and jelly beer at club night in Cincy a few years back.  I don't know whether they used peanuts, peanut butter, or some sort of extract, but you might try to track down a recipe through their website:  www.bloatarian.org

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