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carnevoodoo 05-20-2009 10:36 PM

Fun mistake
 
I brewed a wit on Sunday and as I was preparing everything in the kitchen, I was looking for cardamom seeds and I came across an unlabeled tupperware container. I opened it up and smelled it. Not cardamom, I thought, but it smelled nice.

Then I was looking around some more and for some reason I went back to that same container and just blindly measured out an ounce. I dumped it in my beer at 5 minutes to flameout like it was no big deal, too.

So I get a text from my roommate. "Did you put Schezuan peppercorn in your beer?" and the only response I could muster was, "yeah, it smelled great!" It will be interesting to see how it turns out, but I should probably be a little more focused next time I am doing this.

On a positive note, I am going to brew another more traditional wit this weekend!

Saccharomyces 05-20-2009 10:38 PM

Peppercorn Wit....

My guess is it will come out GREAT! :)

carnevoodoo 05-20-2009 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saccharomyces (Post 1336491)
Peppercorn Wit....

My guess is it will come out GREAT! :)

yeah. And if you read about them, it gets even more interesting. They're not peppery, but lemony and earthy.

"Sichuan pepper has a unique aroma and flavor that is not hot or pungent like black or white pepper, or chili peppers, but has slight lemony overtones and creates a tingly numbness in the mouth (caused by its 3% of hydroxy-alpha-sanshool) that sets the stage for these hot spices."

BrewBrain 05-20-2009 10:56 PM

I also think the peppercorn will be nice in that beer. Silly Putty was an accident ya know:D

beerthirty 05-20-2009 10:56 PM

Sounds like it will be worth the effort. Wits being kinda bland(not in a bad way), this will give it a bit of kick. Something unexpected.

hayabusa 05-20-2009 10:59 PM

So if I send you a bottle you'll drink the contents and send it back to me with a sample, right? I gotta try it! :)

carnevoodoo 05-20-2009 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hayabusa (Post 1336544)
So if I send you a bottle you'll drink the contents and send it back to me with a sample, right? I gotta try it! :)

I am terrible about sending things, but if you PM me your address, I will try to remember. :)

arturo7 05-20-2009 11:22 PM

I have a pepper tree in from yard that I planted last spring. It is just starting to bear it's fruit. I'd like to know how this turns out. These guys give up a whole lotta pepper corns.

carnevoodoo 05-20-2009 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arturo7 (Post 1336590)
I have a pepper tree in from yard that I planted last spring. It is just starting to bear it's fruit. I'd like to know how this turns out. These guys give up a whole lotta pepper corns.

Again, they're not like actual pepperccorns. They are Schezuan peppercorns, that are actually the husk of some weird fruit that is from somewhere far away. There was a ban on them for a lot of years in the states, they're back, and they're in my beer.

I am not expecting a pepper flavor from this, at all. It will add lemon and dirt, if anything.

avaserfi 05-20-2009 11:47 PM

Just a FYI http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/stir-fry-rye-ipa-115194/


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