Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor

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Hi!  Long time lurker, first time poster.  I'm tossing around the idea of
brewing up a batch using Edme Red Ale hopped extract, 5 cups corn sugar to
lighten it up a little, and  Wyeast American Liquid Ale #1056.  I'd like to
impart this with a slight hint of peanut aftertaste but from all of my
searches it doesn't appear that this has been tried by too many people.
Does this just sound to gross or something?  Has anyone tried adding a
peanut flavor to a homebrewed beer before?  Any suggestions on how I would
do it?  I was thinking I could steep some peanuts in a grain bag but then
I'm not sure how much of the peanut flavor would even come out.  I thought
about using either peanut butter or peanut oil but I'm not sure what kind of
effect that would have during fermentation or contamination, especially
since I'm sure there are some preservatives in peanut butter at least.  What
do you think?

Chip



Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
Chip wrote:
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OK, first, yes it does sound gross!  ;)  One reason you don't want to
put peanuts directly in the beer is the oil..it will completely kill any
head the beer might have.  Why not just eat peanuts when you drink the
beer?

    --------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
Well, to explain a little more, I had a beer one time that had a definitely
peanut after taste and at the time I thought it was really pretty awesome.
It was just a hint of peanuts in an otherwise basic American lager type
beer.  Unfortunately I can't remember the brand now and I want to try and
recreate that same taste if possible.  I know it sounds kind of weird but I
think if you tasted it you'd probably like it.

Chip

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Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
Chip wrote:
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I can't think of any beer style or ingredient that would impart a peanut
flavor...I wonder if the brewer did it intentionally?

    ---------->Denny

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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
I kinda doubt it was intentional but who knows.  I've been able to find
peanut extract that is preservative free but you said something about the
oil ruining the head?  Would you think that would apply to any oil based
additive?  I guess I may ust have to try, I just hate to ruin 5 gallons of
perfectly good beer if there's no chance it would work.  Have you ever heard
of any other type of additive that would impart a nutty type of taste?
Maybe it was a nutty taste and I just imagined the peanut part of it.

Chip

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Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
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Well now there are quite a few specialty toasted malts that can
contribute a certain nuttiness. Biscuit malt & Victory malt come to
mind...

_Randal

Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
"I.C. Weener" wrote:
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Yep, any kind of oil will kill the head.  Back in the old days, when you
used to take a pail to the corner bar to get it filled with beer, a
favorite trick was to butter the pail first so that there would be no
head and you'd get more beer!  Nutty flavors can be gooten (to various
extents) through the use of lightly roasted malts, like Victory for
instance.

    -------->Denny
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Life begins at 60 - 1.060, that is.

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Re: Brewing beer that has a slight peanut flavor
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I'm pretty new to this but I remember reading that oxidation can add a nutty
taste to wine, desirable when making a sherry but not a wine.  Perhaps the
beer you had had oxidised slightly?



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