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Old 05-25-2010, 01:40 PM   #1
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I am brewing a saison today and want to keep all the flavors subtle. A good example would be like a Collete from Great Divide.

I want to add chamomile as the only "spice" and let the yeast strain provide any other spice flavors and aromas.

Just wondering how much would be a good amount in a 5 gallon batch



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Old 05-25-2010, 01:45 PM   #2
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Hmm. well when I brew my belgian wit I use just one teabag of chamomille flowers. Weighed out it is 1 gram



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Old 05-25-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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I've heard 1 or 2 teabags of 100% chamomile tea is good to use or .25oz if you get the raw flowers from a tea shop, which is what I usually do in my wit. Add them in last 5 minutes of the boil though, otherwise, it can start to add bitterness if boiled longer.

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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I recently brewed the Wildflower Wheat out of Extreme Brewing. It called for 2 oz of flowers. One of the only reasons I brewed is I was at the grocery store and noticed a new spice/herb rack that had whole chamomille flowers and remembered the recipe. I did some research and someone commented about the 2oz being to much. I toned it down and only used 1.1oz. Mainly cause that is what came in the bag. IMO I thougth it turned out pretty good. Not my favorite but had several friends that really liked it. Dont think I would use anymore flowers than I did though.

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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In my most recent Wit, I used chamomile tea bags. I added 3 tea bags of pure chamomile flowers, and that measured out to about .12oz on my scale. Was hoping for .25oz, but oh well. I add it at the last 5 minutes of the boil and mentioned above.



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