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Old 09-22-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Sunflower seed beer! With a bit of other ingredients.... I still can't believe this worked. After months upon months of failure we now have our first Citrus Sunflower beer.

This has been a very difficult brew consisting of sunflower seeds and citrus. We are totally stoked about bringing this to the market. We did not believe this was going to happen. I actually went into the fermenting room to dump - yet another batch - and it Blouped! Yes, blouped! Just as I was ready to dump it.

There has been a large amount of controversy around using sunflowers but I really believe we have achieved this. We are looking for experimental gluten-free beer (for really no reason at all) but I believe it's a niche market to tap into.

What are your thoughts?


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Old 09-22-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Don't the seeds have oil in them? How does that affect the beer/brewing process?

Have you tried pistachio nuts? That sounds good.

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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The oil has been the issue but the key is not to completely crush the seeds and to use only those from your home garden - nothing bought in a store.

We're all about experimenting and pistachio nuts is a brilliant idea. It could be a Christmas thing. You have all kinds of Christmas ales so why not go a little 'nutty'? Right?!

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Sounds weird. I like it! So, is this 100% sunflower seed? Interesting to know what this will taste like. I heard CMC was malting sunflower seeds for someone. Is this you or is someone else doing it as well?

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