Thirsty Thursday–Kyle’s First Batch

The Good Beer Army strengthened its numbers this past week by one more as Kyle popped open the first bottle of his first batch.

Kyle, the happy puppy Mmmmm, Kyle’s beeeeeer

This knucklehead of a brother-in-law couldn’t just settle for starting out with a pale ale or an amber. He had to fool around right out of the gates. He is a true homebrewer at heart.

Fond of Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Kyle was determined to emulate this libation. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find hazelnut extract. Instead, he improvised with black walnut, nutting up the nut brown in a different direction. The beer was tasty with the black walnut mingled with chocolaty notes, a noble First Beer, as are they all.

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8 Responses to Thirsty Thursday–Kyle’s First Batch

  1. Matt says:

    Send Kyle my congratulations! Cheers!

  2. Eric Trimmer says:

    Did he use actual walnuts, or walnut extract. How much?

    Glad the experiment worked out!

  3. Glenn says:

    You never forget your first! Hopefully batch two is already being planned!

  4. Dave says:

    Way to go Kyle….you’ll find this to be a life-changing event!

  5. Wilson says:

    Eric–Extract, but I don’t recall how much. If he doesn’t chime in with a comment, I’ll find out in a day or two.

  6. Kyle says:

    I used 3 tablespoons of Black Walnut Extract.

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