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Author Topic: Chestnut Ale  (Read 639 times)

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Chestnut Ale
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:57:14 PM »
Hi all,
There's a brewery in BC, Canada (Whistler Brewing Co) that makes a tasty Chestnut Ale.
I've found a couple of recipes for chestnut ale but can't find a source for chestnut chips - apparently commercial breweries buy up most of inventory of chestnut chips.
Anyone know of a source for these chips?

Thanks ya'all

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Re: Chestnut Ale
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 02:37:07 AM »
Is the chip the nut or the shell? If you can source the nuts, you could make your own.
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Re: Chestnut Ale
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 05:08:42 PM »
Just found some on Amazon.
They are the dried ground  up meat of the chestnut (looks to be about the same size as grain). I believe chestnut ale originated for a gluten free beer but I like it for the taste. The dried chestnuts replace the malted grains in the mash.
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Re: Chestnut Ale
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 05:14:11 PM »
interesting, i did a chestnut ale from Brooklyn brewery one gallon kit.
it had some malts and some ground up chestnuts for secondary. turned out pretty darn good.
keep us posted on how you do your version.
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Re: Chestnut Ale
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
Just checked Amazon again, they do not ship this product to Canada - guess where I live?
Anyway round here we can only get fresh chestnuts at Christmas time. I'll have to wait till then and dry my own.

 

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