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Old 06-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Jalapeno beer without the heat? Recipe?

I have tried several Jalapeno beers and did not like them because they were too hot and you really could not taste the Jalepeno flavor over the heat. I had the opportunity to try Woodman Brewing (Wisconsin) Jamarillo, Jalapeno infused blonde ale. It had the Jalapeno flavor minus the heat and I really enjoyed it. How can I get Jalapeno flavor without the heat? Any recipes out there? Suggestions?

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Grow some jals that have no heat and brew. I can't think of what they are called but they are out there

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #3
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Try a serrano pepper instead....very close to jalapeno pepper without the heat

I've taken 4 of them....boiled...chopped...devined and took the seeds out and lit sit in the beer for a week to get a good pepper beer

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Anaheims are pretty good too, good pepper flavor without a lot of heat. Serrannos are still hot, but a "better" kind than jalapenos, not as in-your-face-heartburn! I have 3 anaheims and a serrano carbing in the keg right now. I'm thinking I'm going to add another serrano though, to get a little more flavor.

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Old 06-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Fooled You Jalapenos have no heat. Serrano have more heat that jalapenos but it is a little different kind of burn. Most of the grocery store jalapenos dont have much heat in them to begin with though.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #6
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Can't you just remove the seeds and ribbing from the jalepenos before racking onto them? That's how I adjust the heat when cooking with them - the seeds and ribbing is where all of the capsaicin is found, the stuff that makes them hot.

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #7
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I made a 1 gallon batch of Jalapeno Saison which was my favorite beer I brewed to date.

I added 1 jalapeno - seeded (ie: seeds removed) and diced - with 10 minutes remaining in the boil, and left it in the fermenter all throughout fermentation (3 weeks)

the beer has a great jalapeno nose, but isn't hot - just a nice pepper flavor.

I also tried brewing this beer again - I double the batch size, but tripled the pepper: I used 1 jalapeno and 2 chipotles this time - and left a few of the seeds in. There is much less pepper nose (cause the chipotles don't have the same nose as fresh jalapenos) and much more pepper heat/bite.

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Old 06-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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I can't post the picture but if you leave jalapeños on the plant long enough they turn bright red and lose some of their heat. Plus they get a more complex sweet flavor. Good luck finding them in the grocery store though. They are picked before they turn red so they produce a more plentiful crop. I grew some but they take forever to turn red. If I can get about 10-12 I may try a red jalapeño beer. I've got about 20 healthy green ones growing now. We'll see how they develop.

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #9
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Here is a picture of a red jalapeño. I had never seen one until I grew my own. Super delicious without too much heat. Sorry if it's a huge pic.

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