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JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bottled one of my beers for a co-worker to try. He said that he has only tasted one homebrew that he's ever liked. It was called a peanut butter ale. He said it tasted like fresh roasted peanuts. Anyone ever heard of such a thing? I'm guessing its a mixture of grains that gives the peanut butter flavor. Just curious? Maybe I'll get to try one of these someday.
-J.K.L.
 

Vance Barnes (69.15.38.210)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Having grown up in the south I thought I'd had about every thing possible made with peanuts - but not beer. Wait, there was Billy Beer. From the heart of peanut country, Plains GA.

Recon' they use malted or un-malted peanuts ;>) Think the oil would really kill the head retention if you actually did use peanuts though.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Peanuts are of course high in oil I can't imagine any head on a peanut beer, only a shiny slick.

There is Carlsberg's Elephant Malt Liquor, a lager. Could there be an "elephant's breath" peanut ale?
 

JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah guys,
-I can't imagine he's using real peanuts, then again I haven't seen it or tasted it. I heard roasted hemp seeds give a nutty flavor, maybe he's using that. Or maybe...my co-worker is just smokin' too much himself?
-J.K.L.
 

Mike Huss (24.123.94.154)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Am I looking at this too simplistically? I'm assuming your buddy just had a homebrewed nut brown? Every nut brown I've ever had was overwhelming with peanut taste....
 

JOHN K. LEE (206.66.239.111)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could be right Mike, This is coming from a strictly "Bud" drinker. I'll have to meet this friend of his someday. Trade him a couple and if worthy I may be able to squeeze a recipe.
-J.K.L.
 

Chris Smedley (67.85.187.13)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

People who are not particularly knowledgible about beer very often think that nuts are used to brew "nut browns." These same people often believe that bananas or cloves are used to brew hefeweizens.
 

Chris Colby (66.25.196.39)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wonder if you could finely grind peanuts, then soak them in either water or alcohol (like vodka) and separate the oils from the water soluble components of the peanut. No guarantee the water soluble components would lend a peanut character if added to beer, though.


Chris Colby
Bastrop, TX
 

Hophead (167.4.1.38)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Victory malt has a nutty taste, as does honey malt to a lessor extent, and they're not tubors or roots either... They do go very well together in a nut brown ale.
 

Belly Buster Bob (142.177.6.205)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you mean I've been putting bananas in my weizen for no reason??
 

chumley (199.92.192.126)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Putting peanuts in beer elicits from me the same response as chiles in beer: I love 'em both separately but not mixed together.

Proper way to make "peanut butter beer":

Walk into dank bar. Order a PBR and a scoop of salted in the shell peanuts. Shell and eat the nuts, washing them down with the PBR, while watching a sporting event on the bar's TV. Throw shells on the floor.
 

Vance Barnes (69.15.38.210)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BBB, have you been "mashing" your bananas?

I kinda like Chumleys idea with a southern twist. Ever heard of putting salted roasted peanuts in a coke ? It's a southern standard kinda like moon pies. Put em in a PBR and drink up.
 

Jim Keaveney (205.188.208.75)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he didn't say "peanut" beer, he said "peanut butter". you guys are not taking this seriously enough. make sure you use a yeast strain that produces a good amount of diacetyl for that butter flavor. then try blending it with a chocolate stout for a peanut butter cup. or just go buy a candy bar and drink beer.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not taking this seriously enough?? Peanut butter beer??? Gimme a break! :)
 

Beerboy (81.134.148.158)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Carlsberg's Elephant Malt Liquor,

Those trade discription guys. IT'S A LAGER!

They'll be calling beer "malt and hop flavoured fermented alcoholic beverages" soon.
 

Jim Keaveney (205.188.208.75)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i know it is still fairly early in oregon, denny so i wil give you a break. it was a joke.
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Jim...I guess I'm humor impaired!
 

Jim Keaveney (205.188.208.75)
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess I'm humor impaired!

nah, that was c material at best

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