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Old 02-21-2008, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Lavender beer (I know)

My home town has a big lavender festival each year, I'd like to brew some lavender beer as a tribute to this event. Any clues?

(and I know how goofy this sounds, but there ya go...)

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:44 AM   #2
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I think Jamil uses lavender in his Wit recipe.

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:06 AM   #3
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Someone just posted an article in a thread regarding some beer champion contest and it mentioned a lavender infused saison. That sounds like a winner to me.

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:09 AM   #4
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How much and when to add for a five gallon extract recipe?

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Old 02-21-2008, 06:26 AM   #5
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Last time I was in Sequim I had some tasty lavender wine, so why not lavender beer! I seem to recall coming across lavender beer recipes when doing random google searches for beer recipes, so you might want to try that if you haven't already.

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Old 02-21-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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How much do you use for tea? Scale that up to your batch size and throw it in at the last 10 minutes of your boil.

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Old 02-22-2008, 05:08 AM   #7
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Thanks folks, I'm gonna give it a try.....

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I lived in Sequim for 6 agonizing months. My fiance's parents moved there just to spite me... 1 year before we got together but still just to spite me.

Back on topic though Could you throw some in like dry hopping? It'd have to be something with boiling hops but not a large amount aromatic hops to clash

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Lavender is big stuff around here (don't know why), lavender tea, lavender honey, etc. I'd be inclined to brew a wheat or golden and dry "hop" with the lavender. That way you could control the outcome a bit better. I'd try 1/2 ounce for 3-4 days while clearing. You might consider splitting the batch and putting some lavender tea in half. Then you could compare the two or even mix them.

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Old 03-17-2008, 01:52 AM   #10
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Well folks, I'm drinking my first lavender beer tonight. One thing I learned about is the different varieties of lavender. DO NOT use aromatic lavender. It contains camphor. (think vicks vapor rub)

Use Grosso lavender, or any culinary lavender. I bought the lawnmower saison kit from Midwest Supply, and replaced the bitter orange peel with 1/2 oz of Grosso buds.

Not sure how I like it yet. I'll have to drink 2-3 to figure that out...

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