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Old 12-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #41
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kaips1; did you add the tea after or before fermentation? Would you recommend just adding it all after fermentation (that is my current plan)?

I added the cold steep in secondary and then added a recharge from the same leaves at bottling
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:45 AM   #42
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Two Brothers in Warrenville, IL has a Green Tea IPA. It's delicious. It's called Laughing Panda.



You wouldn't believe it, but you can definitely pick up the subtle green tea notes in it. It's delicious!

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Old 12-27-2013, 02:15 AM   #43
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Two Brothers in Warrenville, IL has a Green Tea IPA. It's delicious. It's called Laughing Panda.
Anyone have any more information on this beer? I'd think the hop/tea flavor balance would be hard to nail in an IPA.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #44
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Anyone have any more information on this beer? I'd think the hop/tea flavor balance would be hard to nail in an IPA.
If you email the good people at Two Brothers Brewing, they'd probably give you some info. They're known to give recipes to homebrewers. I, myself, have gotten a recipe from them myself.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:42 PM   #45
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Hey everyone -

I posted about two years back about doing a green-tea beer using a warm wort and vodka-infusion and thought I'd post an update:

The beer turned out alright (fermented a bit too hot), but there was VERY little green-tea flavour to speak of. Almost none, in fact. Upon reflection, I think this is because green tea really does need to be heated (though not boiled) in order to get the full flavour out of it. As such, I think any vodka infusion and/or 'dry-hopping with tea' is going to leave people ultimately disappointed.

I also think the green-tea infusion also added some particles to the beer that affected its clarity (it was pretty muddy looking, compared to other cream ales brewed with the same recipe and yeast).

If I were to do it again, I think I would double the amount of green-tea, adding half (1.5oz) to the warm (180f) wort, and half (1.5 oz) to a warm (180f) water/DME mixture to make a green-tea-concentrate to be used for bottle/keg fermenting. I think that adding the extra 'kick' of green tea after primary fermentation was over would help bring out the flavour of the tea much more than it did when I used the vodka influsion.

Happy Hopping,

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:41 PM   #46
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Hey everyone -

I posted about two years back about doing a green-tea beer using a warm wort and vodka-infusion and thought I'd post an update:

If I were to do it again, I think I would double the amount of green-tea, adding half (1.5oz) to the warm (180f) wort, and half (1.5 oz) to a warm (180f) water/DME mixture to make a green-tea-concentrate to be used for bottle/keg fermenting. I think that adding the extra 'kick' of green tea after primary fermentation was over would help bring out the flavour of the tea much more than it did when I used the vodka influsion.

Happy Hopping,

-Tyler
Too cool that you posted a 2 year update. Thank you!
I have a questions, Im new to home brewing (i've made 2 5gal kit recipes)
When you add the tea while the wort is cooling, (Ill be using tea bags) youd obviously take them out when it comes time to put in the primary, but with the use of a wort chiller, would you be concerned that you would be cutting the infusion/steeping time in half, and thus affecting the teas potency? Thanks!

Raymond
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