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Old 04-24-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Wit additions?

For Big Brew Day, I'll be making a 10 gallon batch of the wit recipe listed on the AHA.

They are encouraging the addition of local Herbs, Spices or flowers.

I am thinking of adding some Lemon Basil or some Dandelion to the secondary. I also am considering some Mint or Wintergreen.

If anyone has any suggestions or possible combinations, I'll entertain them.

I'll split the batch between 2 fermentors and end up with 2 different beers.

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lemongrass, bitter orange peel, coriander, raspberry extract, honey

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Coriander, Orange peel, Cardamom and black pepper.

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:25 AM   #4
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I can use coriander, raspberries, and honey as they are local. I have no idea where Cardamom grows.

I have spruce tips available but I'm not sure how they would taste.

Strawberries are abundant here also.

Others?

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I can use coriander, raspberries, and honey as they are local. I have no idea where Cardamom grows.

I have spruce tips available but I'm not sure how they would taste.

Strawberries are abundant here also.

Others?
Hi,

Use coriander, serre orange peel at the last 15 minutes of the boil.

I used once clementines peel, it was amazing?

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Use coriander, serre orange peel at the last 15 minutes of the boil.

I used once clementines peel, it was amazing?

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I meant "sweet" orange peel.
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The idea is to use locally available products. Oranges don't grow well in NE Ohio.

I can use Amarillo hops to pick up an orange flavor.

Others????

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I really like Grains of Paradise in a wit.

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I really like Grains of Paradise in a wit.
I've never tasted them and where do they grow?

Can you compare them to something?
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Ahhh crap didn't read that you wanted something local. I believe they come from West Africa which is about as not local as you could get.

Still, you should give them a try sometime in a wit.

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There's an initial burst of inviting, peppery warmth, full but in no way harsh. Then a lifting note of citrus and something almost herby. In an instant the spice's woody character takes hold, and tree bark gives way to cloves, cinnamon, and the faintest hint of cardamom. And the finish? Some of the most pleasant, full-bodied heat I've had the pleasure to encounter. It lingers for a while, not as a tingle or a burn, but as an assertive, gentle flame.
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