Tuesday, December 18, 2007

acorn beer

The acorns I collected last week are pretty well leached of their tannins now after several days of soaking in water. I ended up with about one cup of acorn flour.

I’ve decided I’m going to make this batch into beer. I don’t know how to do this. So far I’ve boiled the acorns in some water.

And put it all into a jar.
I’ll need to do some research and experimenting, but maybe after several years of collecting and brewing I might come up with something drinkable. I’m not in any rush.

4 comments:

Geoff said...

acorn beer, huh? i'd love to try some. maybe in a few decades when you have all the kinks worked out.

Jonah said...

Yeah, maybe when we run Angeles Crest… that should give me at least several years to develop the recipe.

Eric said...

How's the beer coming?

mindful mule said...

Thanks for your interest, Eric. Unfortunately, the acorn beer never got to the brewing stage. I still like the idea and hope to try it eventually. I did make a lot of acorn wheat bread, though. That bread always seemed to give me power. - Jonah