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Old 10-09-2005, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default My Experiment - Spicy Orange Honey Lager

I got bored and thought I'd try something different.

I took a Brewmaster Mexican Cerezza (sp) kit, and added a small jar of honey, some cinamon and about 750ml of pure oj to my bin.

Has anyone done anything like this before?

Any ideas on what it might be like?

I should also mention that it won't be a true lager as it is being brewed just over lager temperatures

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Old 10-09-2005, 08:10 PM   #2
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That sounds interesting may be a bit sweet.

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Old 10-09-2005, 10:08 PM   #3
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Sounds good. Not too sure how the orange juice will affect the taste. I've only used orange peel in a few of my batches. Keep us posted.
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Will do.

Fermentation is terribly slow at the moment. Don't know if thats because of the acidity of the orange juice.

What do you think?

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I was going to say something about that (acidity), but thought I'd wait for other responses. As long as you are seeing some action, and you got plenty of oxygen in the mix in the begining, you should be ok. The action should speed up a bit within the next day or so. It may just take a little longer to ferment out than you are used to. Just remember to check gravities before bottling.

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It should work out about 5% but may be better being strong so I'll play it by ear

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Quick update: The brew is coming along nicely now, it has a strong orange smell that blends in well. Can't really smell the cinamon so I'll probably add some more in a couple of days.

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Don't add any cinnamon untill you taste it. You may not smell it, but when you taste it, you'll notice it. If you add it based on the "smell", you may end up adding too much.

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The Kraussen or whatever its called has dropped so I've took a taste, the orange is only slighty prominent which is nice, just a small sweet tang, but the spice is non-existant so I'll be putting more in

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The Kraussen or whatever its called has dropped so I've took a taste, the orange is only slighty prominent which is nice, just a small sweet tang, but the spice is non-existant so I'll be putting more in
Are you sure? It's possible that the spice has settled lower in the carb (as the alky rises to the top). It'll probably even out when you rack it. You might like cinnamon a lot, but I'd be afraid that once you get it to the point where you can taste it, you might find it too spicy. Like eating Big Red gum while drinking beer.
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