In a world where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find cheap snacks in a supermarket, one man’s solution to his own nutritional quandary has a whole new meaning.
In a post on Instagram, Australian beer aficionado Ryan O’Keefe explained how he uses nuts as a filler to his brew, which he hopes to sell in the near future.
While the idea is new, O’Keefe has had a pretty positive response to his new recipe, which also involves baking a few nuts in a mixture with water to help prevent the bitter taste from being absorbed into the beer.
“I like to add a pinch of sea salt and a teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients and the hops,” he said.
“It’s just a taste and it helps to get the bitterness out of the hops and give the beer a bit more body.”
While O’Gee’s recipe doesn’t have the same level of complexity as a recipe from the UK’s Nuts and Gluten Free, he said that if he had to pick one recipe that he would choose, it would be Nuts & Gluten-Free.
“If I had to choose between that and Nuts, I would probably pick Nuts,” he added.
“Nuts is a really great beer, so I love the fact that you can mix it up and do different flavours.”
We can’t get enough of nuts.
“Nuts & Veg has a dedicated Facebook page with over 1,000 likes, which is great news for anyone trying to make a nut-based beer.
O’Keefe also says his beer has a “good balance of malt sweetness and spice” and he’s been able to “get a lot of my hop bitterness out”.”
My goal is to get a bit of hop bitterness in there, but I think that the balance is really good,” he told ABC Radio Perth.”
With this recipe, I’m getting a bit too much hop bitterness.
“O’Gees beer can be brewed in a range of ways, including a traditional IPA and a chocolate stout, with the latter featuring a roasted barley malt backbone.