using almond oil in beer

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    I bought a pure almond oil and I will use it in an Imperial Stout for aroma. I didn't want the aroma itself, I wanted to use the oil because it's natural. I thought of aroma hop extracts were pure oil so it should be fine. Has anyone any idea about how it will effect the beer and how much per liter I should drop it?
     
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    Think amaretto. You can find out how much on your own: Take a measured sample and add a measured amount. When you get the result you want, scale it up to the entire batch. You'll get a better result that way than by following some formula we might give you.
     
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    I would think that it would kill your head retention, but if that's not important for this beer, go for it. I recommend doing the add at bottling time by using a measured sample and adding measured amounts to it until it tastes right, then scaling that up to the full volume, because I've never come across a recipe using it to even find a base line to start with.
     
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    Adding oil means that it won't incorporate into the beer- you'd have an oil slick on top. Oil and water (beer) don't mix!
    Flavor extracts aren't oil, they are usually alcohol based. Hops extract is not actually an oil- it's resin based. It's extracted via co2 or steam, and aren't really what we thing of as "oil".
     
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