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Old 12-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Why put peppers in beer? Why? No really, why?

Why? Beer is good. Peppers are good. Peppers and many, many other foods are good. Peppers and beer are good. Beer with peppers in it is horrible. I know this is all subjective. Obvisouly lots of people disagree with me. HBT could probably start a pepper beer sub forum.

So pepper beer brewers, unite. Tell me why you brew it and what appeals to you about your beloved pepper beers.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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IPA + habanero = epic

The mix of bitterness, & citrus flavor/aroma from a properly balanced IPA; coupled with and a bit of heat/flavor from the habanero is wonderful.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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Mexican Chocolate + Porter + Peppers = Chocolate Mole Porter (Also epic.)

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Think hops-ibu's but SU-(scovie units?-i think it is) I like em on about the same level,like where you can still taste things. I like hot sause but I like my mouth to not be numb and still taste everything else as well. And I dont like hiccuping-for some reason this happens to me with some peppers.So I stick to the jalepeno's (but these can seem hotter sometimes)or cayenne peppers.Maybe a little ghost pepper or habenero but they can just overtake everything including your underware maybe.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:44 AM   #5
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Sculpin Habanero IPA is fantastic and I'd love to brew a clone. When are the peppers typically added? During boil, primary or secondary?

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:47 AM   #6
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Mexican Chocolate + Porter + Peppers = Chocolate Mole Porter (Also epic.)
This. When done right peppers add a fruity and smokey flavor to malt forward beers is delicious. IMO dried chiles in malt forward beers are the best way to incorporate chiles in beer.
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Ran face-first into a light Mexican-type beer with a whole jalapeno in the bottle. You could only tasted the heat. It was just painful. I guess it was in there 'cuz someone thought it was cool, like, are you tough enough for this.

Perhaps with good balance, and esp. with chocolate, hot pepper would be great. This one was not. Meh, sometimes you hit the wrong key.

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Brewed an amber ale with jalapeno. While I think it's good, I'm also not the biggest fan but my wife thinks it's the best beer ever. Keeping her happy makes it easier for me to commandeer the kitchen for brewing, so yes, I guess it truly is the best beer of all time.

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Ran face-first into a light Mexican-type beer with a whole jalapeno in the bottle. You could only tasted the heat. It was just painful. I guess it was in there 'cuz someone thought it was cool, like, are you tough enough for this.

Perhaps with good balance, and esp. with chocolate, hot pepper would be great. This one was not. Meh, sometimes you hit the wrong key.
Yeah, that's not a good example...

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Sculpin Habanero IPA is fantastic and I'd love to brew a clone. When are the peppers typically added? During boil, primary or secondary?
Here ya go...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f76/habanero-ipa-360249/
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Are these have a half pint with dinner 'condiment' beers or do you have a few pints?

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