Well, I made a brew yesterday that calls for a PB2 slurry. I read that I should mix 12 oz of PB2 Peanut Butter Powder to 6 oz. of a high test neutral spirit. When I tried to mix with 6 oz of Everclear, it was still too lumpy and powdery, so I added more, and more, and then I realized I added all 25 oz to the powder mix.
I did the math by assumption (that my brew will ferment down to about 1.011, yield me a 6%'er, OG was 1.056), and the assumption with that in mind is I’ll be much closer to 8.5% if I add the slurry.
I am okay with this, but I may not like the flavor. I am scared that this will be too ethanol forward and not really taste like beer, but more like bready rocket fuel with a hint of peanut butter.
My plan was to add this slurry, albeit strong and thin, to a secondary fermentation and let it blend for about two weeks prior to moving it to a serving keg. Does anyone by experience think this is a lost cause and that I shoud ditch the slurry and have a very nice brown ale instead? (the base grains from the recipe were basically a brown ale). Or should I keep the slurry, add it and enjoy the beer?
I would start over with the slurry ingredients, but the Everclear was $17 and the PB2 was $11. I really do not want to invest another $28 into this.
I really want to add this slurry and actually tasted it. It is strong but still has a nice peanut butter taste, but with a rather strong ethonol profile. I would hope that 5 gal of beer could subdue that.
On a side note, and not that this has much to do with anything, but I mashed warm at 156 with the hopes of producing a sweeter beer.
Thanks for reading.