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light agave nectar

Postby candleman » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:39 pm

has anybody uses agave nectar in a recipe before???i made a beer (recipe follows)and unfortunately agave is not an option in the calculator.if you did use it,what were your results?? it has been fermenting vigorously for 6 days with no sign of slowing.for some reason i did not check o.g. so i don't have that exact info.






admiral agave ale
February 18, 2008

Category Specialty Beer
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 5 gal.
Volume Boiled 2 gal.
Mash Efficiency 72 %
Total Grain/Extract 5.38 lbs.
Total Hops 2.0 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 141.7
Cost to Brew $23.07 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.43 (USD)

0.50 lbs. Weyermann CaraMunich I� info
0.50 lbs. American Munich info
0.25 lbs. Crystal Malt 40�L info
0.13 lbs. Roasted Barley info
1.00 lbs. Dry Light Extract info
3.00 lbs. Liquid Light Extract info
1.0 oz. Simcoe (Whole, 13.20 %AA) boiled 60 min. info
0.50 oz. Amarillo (Whole, 9.60 %AA) boiled 15 min. info
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood (Whole, 5.30 %AA) boiled 1 min. info
1.50 pounds Light Agave Nectar (not included in calculations)
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Yeast : White Labs WLP041 Pacific Ale info

Predicted Specialty Beer Compliance
Original Gravity 1.036 1.026 - 1.120 100 %
Terminal Gravity 1.007 0.995 - 1.035 100 %
Color 13.31 �SRM 1.00 - 50.00 �SRM 100 %
Bitterness 50.2 IBU 0.00 - 100.00 IBU 100 %
Alcohol (%volume) 3.8 % 2.50 - 14.50 % 100 %
100 % overall


Apparent Real
Original Extract 9.01 �Plato 9.01 �Plato

Attenuation 79.5 % 64.7 %

Extract 1.85 �Plato 3.18 �Plato

% Weight % Volume
Alcohol 3.0 % 3.8 %[/img]
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Postby hansolo » Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:55 pm

I would be interested in founding out how the high fructose levels in agave nectar would convert into alcohol in fermentation. It sounds like a very interesting additive.
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Postby candleman » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:57 pm

i read about it in my brewing book and it is listed as 'experimental'.
i figured it was time to give it a try
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Postby candleman » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:48 pm

oh and it is not very cheap.

a 12 oz bottle is $3.79
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Postby akueck » Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:52 am

I haven't tried it but from what I hear it ferments out pretty light and dry. You might not notice it except for the additional dryness it will add.

One day I'm going to try to make pre-tequilla by fermenting just some agave syrup & water. Might be good if I can get it to freeze and then use it in blender margaritas. :D
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Postby hansolo » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:56 pm

akueck wrote:I haven't tried it but from what I hear it ferments out pretty light and dry. You might not notice it except for the additional dryness it will add.

One day I'm going to try to make pre-tequilla by fermenting just some agave syrup & water. Might be good if I can get it to freeze and then use it in blender margaritas. :D


Don't let the ATF know that! lol
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Postby candleman » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:38 pm

the light agave ale came out great.a nice dry ale with an interesting flavor.not too alcoholic.i think i may make it again this summer with no changes,since i actually enjoy it.

i decided to create another agave ale for comparison:


agave amber ale
March 3, 2008

Category American Ale
Subcategory American Amber Ale
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 5 gal.
Volume Boiled 2 gal.
Mash Efficiency 72 %
Total Grain/Extract 8.25 lbs.
Total Hops 2.0 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 212.8
Cost to Brew $31.88 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.60 (USD)

1.00 lbs. Gambrius Honey Malt
0.25 lbs. Roasted Barley
7.00 lbs. Liquid Light Extract
1.0 oz. Nugget (Whole, 12.50 %AA) boiled 60 min.
0.50 oz. Sterling (Whole, 5.90 %AA) boiled 15 min.
0.50 oz. Crystal (Whole, 3.50 %AA) boiled 2 min.
23.5 ounces amber agave nectar (not included in calculations)
Yeast : White Labs WLP009 Australian Ale

Predicted American Amber Ale Compliance
Original Gravity 1.054 1.045 - 1.060 100 %
Terminal Gravity 1.012 1.010 - 1.015 100 %
Color 15.65
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Postby hansolo » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:35 am

Wow, sounds great. I may have to try that recipe soon! Glad it turned out good. Here's a good question, What food would it go good with?
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Postby candleman » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:18 pm

you mean there are foods that don't go with beer? :wink:
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Postby hansolo » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:04 pm

I wouldn't think so but a chocolate bar is hard to eat with an IPA. That's all I know, the rest should work. :o
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Postby candleman » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:21 pm

[quote="candleman"]agave amber ale
March 3, 2008

Category American Ale
Subcategory American Amber Ale
Recipe Type Extract
Batch Size 5 gal.
Volume Boiled 2 gal.
Mash Efficiency 72 %
Total Grain/Extract 8.25 lbs.
Total Hops 2.0 oz.
Calories (12 fl. oz.) 212.8
Cost to Brew $31.88 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.) $0.60 (USD)

1.00 lbs. Gambrius Honey Malt
0.25 lbs. Roasted Barley
7.00 lbs. Liquid Light Extract
1.0 oz. Nugget (Whole, 12.50 %AA) boiled 60 min.
0.50 oz. Sterling (Whole, 5.90 %AA) boiled 15 min.
0.50 oz. Crystal (Whole, 3.50 %AA) boiled 2 min.
23.5 ounces amber agave nectar (not included in calculations)
Yeast : White Labs WLP009 Australian Ale

Predicted American Amber Ale Compliance
Original Gravity 1.054 1.045 - 1.060 100 %
Terminal Gravity 1.012 1.010 - 1.015 100 %
Color 15.65
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Postby jimcraig » Wed May 07, 2008 8:38 pm

quit braggin about your off the wall concoctions.
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Postby candleman » Thu May 15, 2008 1:16 am

jimcraig wrote:quit braggin about your off the wall concoctions.



brew it and review it


can you buy that stuff in tennessee?

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Postby jimcraig » Thu May 15, 2008 5:13 pm

I think I might be able to. How did it come out?

Is that what we are drinking when I come out? I suspect that it will be all gone by the time I get there, I know you :mrgreen:
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Postby candleman » Fri May 16, 2008 1:15 am

i have a new beer every week.

although i have made that recipe 3 times so far,and just bought another set of ingredients to make it again.
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