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DEMPSEY

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Re: Tonka beans
« on: December 29, 2018, 08:51:12 AM »
A couple of the lads are raving on about Lervig 3 bean stout, http://lervig.no/en/brew/3-bean-stout/. Has anyone ever brewed this and what is your thought's on building a good sound recipe :). Tonka beans are becoming popular with chef's atm with some shaving them and adding to food while others soaking whole beans in spirit.
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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
I just bought some myself. There isn't a whole lot of information about using them so hopefully this thread can shed some light. Failing any better ideas being put forward I think I'm just going to make a couple of tinctures, one with crushed beans and one with chopped and see how they taste before adding them to beer then.

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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 11:44:02 PM »
Quick roast in the oven and then add to the mash, perhaps?

I did this recently with pecans and my pecan stout turned out great.

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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 10:22:03 AM »
How was the head retention on the Pecan stout.
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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 09:11:24 PM »
It was fairly decent. Nice bit of lacing. Think I used Carapils malt to help with the head retention.

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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 02:11:46 PM »
Have had some Tonka and caoca beans in the press for a few months. Plan on using them soon. Some smell every time I open the press.
Plan to grate or throw them in a blender quickly then add to the last few mins of the boil. Will have had a 30-60min soak by the time I'm done cooling.
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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 04:06:48 PM »
where did you get the Tonka beans
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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 09:40:28 PM »
Supping a 3 Bean Stout right now...its very good  O0

I also have this in my stash




Which suggests that you can get tonka bean natural flavour from somewhere


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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 08:29:26 PM »
Being a snuff taker, I found tonka beans on a, surprise, surprise, a snuff website:
https://sharrowmills.com/product/tonquin-beans-25g-bag-tonga-tonka
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Re: Tonka beans
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 07:07:18 PM »
Some Tonka bean usage on this blog post.

https://ibrewweirdshit.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/brew-log-28-well-all-float-on-root-beer-float-milk-stout-w-root-beer-extract-tonka-beans/

He used a tincture and found the 4.5 ounces he used not enough and much milder than vanilla.