Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Anyone ever experiment with Cilantro?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,155
Liked 572 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 208

Default Anyone ever experiment with Cilantro?

Since coriander seed is the seed from the cilantro plant, I thought maybe someone out there had tried to pitch a handful into a wit beer or the like.

I'm thinking the bite of some cilantro along with the citrus of orange might be nice.

Of course...I wore earth shoes in the 70's too.

BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
Desert_Sky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,090
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

cilantro is extremely overpowering so be careful if you do. I have a tendency to overdo it alot everytime I make salsa

__________________
Desert_Sky is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
ColoradoXJ13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ColoradoXJ13's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Somerville, MA
Posts: 1,271
Liked 13 Times on 6 Posts

Default

I love cilantro i all my food, but I just don't see the flavor going well with a wit or weizen, sometimes it can have a slight soapy taste too. I just don't see it going with orange either, but hell, give it a shot and let me know. My brew partner wants to make a Meat Porter with steak drippings, I am trying very hard to convince him not to.

Oh, and it seems like cilantro is a really polarized herb, people either love it or hate it.

__________________
ColoradoXJ13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
Fish
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 312
Default

Make sure its well cleaned. It doesnt sound that nice to me but let us know how it is. I guess you could just put some into glass of something simular and see how that tastes.

__________________
Primary : Aqpflpevzrwein (scrabble edition)
Primary : pumpkin beer
Primary : Prickly Pear wine
Primary : Fruit Cider
Secondary :empty

Bottled: Wheat
On Deck: Mead
Fish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:46 PM   #5
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,487
Liked 361 Times on 297 Posts
Likes Given: 95

Default

Cilantro's very aromatic; if you want to experiment, maybe separate out a gallon or so of your next pale ale and dry hop on some. I'd make sure to clean the cilantro extramely well, I'd probably steam it to sterlize. Doesn't sound good to me, but it's interesting at least.

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:54 PM   #6
cweston
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cweston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,019
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Cilantro beer doesn't sound very good to me, either, but here's a cooking trick for cilantro.

Anytime you want to extract flavor from long cooking/contact, use the roots (if you can get them) and stems, not the leaves.

(This is a great trick for southwestern soups and sauces.)

The leaves "decompose" quickly in liquid and impart an unpleasant, soapy flavor as others have mentioned.

Cilantro root is a key ingrediant in Thai green curry paste. If you don't grow your own, you might be able to get bunches with roots intact in an Asian grocery store.

__________________

Primary: none
Secondary:
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale
cweston is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-26-2007, 09:56 PM   #7
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,155
Liked 572 Times on 337 Posts
Likes Given: 208

Default

Okee Dokee. The voice of reason will prevail.

Maybe I'll mash a few leaves in the bottom of my glass of pale and leave it at that.

Thanks for stopping me from a $30 error in judgement.

__________________

*******
Check Out My Rolling Kegerator

BierMuncher Tried & Trues:
Tits-Up IIPA (3-Time Medalist), Black Pearl Porter, Kona Pale Ale, Outer Limits IPA, Centennial Blonde (4.0%), Nierra Sevada (SNPA), SWMBO Slayer Belgian Blonde,

BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2007, 04:18 AM   #8
Alamo_Beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Alamo_Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Manor, Tx
Posts: 2,481
Liked 8 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KalvinEddie
Of course...I wore earth shoes in the 70's too.

Earth shoes....wow thats cool
__________________
Alamo_Beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2007, 08:20 AM   #9
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 3,026
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Quote:
My brew partner wants to make a Meat Porter with steak drippings, I am trying very hard to convince him not to.
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
__________________
Ó Flannagáin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2007, 09:02 AM   #10
Vermicous
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vermicous's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 558
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

There are a few recipes for meat beers around, scrumpy comes to mind as well as cock ale. Both use uncooked meat.

I have never tried it, always bring it up as a joke, but I do know a couple people who have. They said it tastes like you would expect, awfull. Apparently you can't use the fermenter again either, the taste just never goes away.

__________________

I'm like a chocoholic, but for booze.

Vermicous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cilantro Beer?? mreatman General Techniques 21 10-30-2009 06:09 PM
My experiment dale1038 General Beer Discussion 4 10-24-2009 02:31 AM
Witty Cilantro Mussels and Midas Touch JVD_X Cooking & Pairing 1 10-11-2009 04:00 AM
Cilantro Beischer Hops Growing 2 07-01-2008 03:42 AM
experiment morbid53 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 06-27-2007 03:40 PM