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Old 01-10-2008, 11:02 PM   #11
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Gilroy, CA has a huge garlic festival and they have anything and everything you can think of made with garlic. Not sure if doing some searching on the event would do any good but perhaps you can get a name of a company that serves it.

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Old 01-11-2008, 04:30 AM   #12
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I wonder about making some kind of 'garlic tea' similar to hop tea that you can use in the bottling bucket to add the garlic flavour slowly rather than trying to guess on a totally unknown quantity in the boil. Maybe soak some roasted garlic in vodka or something.

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #13
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roasted garlic would be very easy to puree into a paste so you could add a bit at a time.

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Old 01-11-2008, 10:35 PM   #14
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Don't know about garlic beer, but I've had a few sips of garlic wine at the Gilroy fest. Not good. Plan on tossing the Mr. Beer afterwards.

If you do make so, please post the results as a warning to others.

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:09 PM   #15
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I agree, please post the results. I love garlic and was wondering about a garlic beer myself, however I could not get anybody else excited about it, (not sure why).

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Old 01-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #16
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It's got me thinking about making a 4L extract batch just so I can see how it tastes. I must admit to being intrigued.

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Old 01-12-2008, 11:02 PM   #17
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In the Homebrewing for Dummies book by Marty Nachel he talks about a garlic beer that he and a group of judges sampled. The acclaimed beer judge writer described the beer as almost unpalatable, even for those who love garlic.

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:28 AM   #18
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yeah I gotta say, I don't know if I actually want to make garlic beer now, it really does sound gross after I think about the flavors.

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Old 01-13-2008, 02:58 AM   #19
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I'd use slivered garlic (dried and slivered) if you can find it. Great stuff! Makes the garlic real mild. Then I'd only add the garlic slivers in the last 15 mins and maybe "dry garlic" in secondary.


I have a very experimental recipe brewing on paper and I'm planning to use garlic slivers in it.


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yeah I gotta say, I don't know if I actually want to make garlic beer now, it really does sound gross after I think about the flavors.
I'm with you. I was interested in doing a 4L test batch 'just for the h3ll of it' but now I think it would be a waste of a trip to the LHBS to buy some extract - not too mention a waste of good garlic!
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