Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum > Lavender Flowers?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
HopSong
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HopSong's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Healdsburg, CA
Posts: 1,917
Liked 91 Times on 81 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Lavender Flowers?

Anyone every try lavender flowers for aroma/flavor?

I have a bush full of dried flowers. When I pull off a handful and rub them between my fingers they smell AWESOME. I have no idea if the lightly sticky feel is from an oil or a resin in the flower.

__________________
Cheers, Bill
Hop Song Brewing
Healdsburg, CA
HopSong is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
bottlebomber
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,312
Liked 2701 Times on 2092 Posts
Likes Given: 346

Default

I haven't used them in beer but I've used them in cooking. They are EXTREMELY potent. The oils are all in the flowers. I'll bet a teaspoon of flowers in a blonde ale or something would be plenty.

__________________
bottlebomber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
HopSong
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HopSong's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Healdsburg, CA
Posts: 1,917
Liked 91 Times on 81 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Hey Andrew.. I was considering their use in Kombucha.. but, I agree.. very potent.. Almost like taking fresh rosemary and brushing against it.. muchless rubbing it between your fingers.

__________________
Cheers, Bill
Hop Song Brewing
Healdsburg, CA
HopSong is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
bottlebomber
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,312
Liked 2701 Times on 2092 Posts
Likes Given: 346

Default

Being thick headed as I am I didn't notice you had posted to the Kombucha forum. Sounds great, but again I would go very very small. My wife wants to get the Kombucha going. What is your local source for the starter?

__________________
bottlebomber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #5
Desrever
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Posts: 159
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I used Lavender for the Brooklyn Brewery "Lady Lavender" Recipe. It's a Belgian of some sort... It wasn't my favorite, but my wife and a few other friends liked it.

I read that again and noticed it was in the Kombucha forum, in that case I started to build a Kombucha mother about 2 weeks ago and was also thinking about adding it to a bottle or two of Kombucha and see what it adds. that is when I actually get a batch of tea finished...

__________________
Desrever is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lavender beer (I know) micsager Recipes/Ingredients 29 08-10-2014 03:11 PM
Lavender Colorowdy Recipes/Ingredients 13 09-14-2013 09:53 PM
Lavender and Heather rustbucket Recipes/Ingredients 6 02-06-2013 01:09 PM
Lavender Pairing ?'s Tnoodle Wine Making Forum 4 06-21-2011 06:01 PM
Lavender dwarven_stout Recipes/Ingredients 24 04-23-2010 06:25 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS