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darkmastiff 07-05-2011 10:01 PM

Mint beer????
 
Hi i love the mint in some foods and in some beverages like mojito my question is if anyone knowns some recipe that added mint to the beer and how that taste?

Rivenin 07-05-2011 10:04 PM

mint chocolate stout, however with that being said, get actual mint and not extract... i've been waiting 6 months or so for the mint to mellow, and i dont think it will

mcwilcr 07-05-2011 10:05 PM

I had a peperment stout that was quite good once. the guy added rumplementz to the beer at kegging time.

guinnessface 07-05-2011 10:19 PM

I know a local brewer that made a "Thai" beer. He dropped a muslin bag full of lemongrass, basil, mint and lime into the keg itself and let it sit a few months. My main concern there is possible contamination. You could probably get away with adding a handful of mint and a few tbsp of lime or lemon zest during the last 5 min of the boil for something like a wit, american wheat or a blonde ale. In fact, maybe I should try that.......

DoubleAught 07-05-2011 11:23 PM

I've got to admit that when I read the title of Mint beer I kind of cringed, however a mint chocolate stout, or even a porter sounds down right delicious. Would be perfect on a cold winter night.

johnnyspade 07-06-2011 02:29 AM

I think mint would be a difficult thing to get right, like a spruce beer. Too little and you wonder why you bothered with the experiment, and too much and your leaving it for a year hoping it mellows in the bottle.

KFBass 07-19-2011 02:27 AM

i added two drops of mint extract (the clear kind from the grocery store baking isle) to a pint of stout and am drinking it right now. The stout isnt great, but the mint is kind of nice. It's alot stronger in the aroma then the flavour.

My plan is to make a chocolate stout, add cocoa nibs, and some mint leaves in the secondary, and perhaps add some mint extract at packaging. The extract would be grea aroma, the leaves would give flavour, everybody wins.

jigidyjim 07-19-2011 03:27 AM

I made a mint chocolate stout, and it kinda sucked, but it was also one of my earlier attempts at brewing:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/minty-beer-200589/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/mint-leaf-advice-secondary-maybe-primary-144854/

unionrdr 07-19-2011 01:13 PM

you're idea made me think of the comment in one member's sig. "I could've been in Cleveland making peppermint lager with my dad!"! I'm on the fence as to whether to add it the last 10-15 minutes of the boil,or give it a burly cut & sock it up in primary like a dry hop.?...


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