PB & J Ale

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by AWlippert, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. AWlippert

    AWlippert Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012

    I'm attempting a PB & J beer. Probably a golden or amber ale, looking for smooth, creamy, with a nice head. I have read plenty of threads discussing the dry peanut butter powder but I have purchased Torani syrup (peanut butter and strawberry) and hope they will turn out. I'm trying to figure out the best way to add the flavor. The syrup has sugars which will probably be fermented out... but also contains potassium sorbate so I'm unsure of the ferment-able potential.

    Anyone have experience using these syrups in brewing? Any advice?


    Here are the different scenarios I'm pondering:

    1) add syrup at secondary fermentation and hope the flavors turn out

    2) let beer ferment, then pasteurize to kill yeast and then add syrups (I would do it this way but since I do not keg, the beers won't be carbonated...?)

    3) add syrups at flame-off


    Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Peanut butter powder and real strawberry jam, be a man. We sell the powder at work, ills end you some in exchange for some beers.
     
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  3. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Porters and pb&j. End.
     
  4. hopsandmalt

    hopsandmalt Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2006 Michigan

    Potasium sorbate will inhibit yeast activity so 1) the sugar in the syrup will not ferment out and 2) your beer will not carbonate if you plan to bottle condition.

    I would try to find another option.
     
  5. Him

    Him Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Florida


    +1 to this.... Your better off using the powder in the mash and then racking onto a # or 2 of fruit after 2 weeks or so.
     
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