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Old 06-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Brewing with tamarind

Any recipes with tamarind? Would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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Old 06-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Did you pick up a secret ingredient yesterday? Remember it is sweet tamarind!

But bottom line answer is I do not have a recipe yet.

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Mature Tamarind is more sweet, young Tamarind is more sour.

I would take advantage of the natural sour and brew something like an American Wild or Flanders Brown.

There's a recipe for puree at the bottom of the page if you're interested: http://www.specialtyproduce.com/prod...arind_9171.php

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link Bob.
I need to formulate a recipe for a beer that contains Tamarind as I assume the OP does. In the Philly area they have a home brew competition where they provide a secret ingredient, which was given out yesterday. It is called sweet tamarind and looks like it is a paste form.
I like the american wild idea, or I am thinking lighter beers to make sure the tamarind stands out, as that is a requirement. There seem to be some traditional tamarind pairings that also can frequently be found in beer.

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Old 06-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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I grew up in Puerto Rico with a tamarind tree in my backyard. If you guys could someday provide an update on what base styles you went with and some tasting notes it would be greatly appreciated!

I've never tried sweet tamarind, but the tamarind I grew up with was slightly tart and sour. I would guess many of the beers with those same flavor descriptions would be a great starting point.

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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I'm thinking of going with either a weissbeer, or a Belgian white.

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #7
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I think it would be great in a wit. I've never had beer with tamarind, but mead with tamarind can be spectacular. In case you want to do something wacky, tamarind pairs really well with green papaya...

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #8
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A tamarind sour sounds amazing.

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #9
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I'm thinking tamarind, lime, coriander and banana.

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Old 06-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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It could be risky, mostly due to the clove notes, but you could use a hefe yeast which would also have the banana notes you were seeking.

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