Bitter melon in beer? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Bitter melon in beer?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
riromero
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 287
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts



A common vegetable in Okinawa (and China?) is the bitter melon. If you've been in an asian food store you'd probably recognize this as the wrinkled cucumber thing. And man is it ever bitter. I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of it being used as an extra bittering agent along with hops in beer. Might be interesting to put together a 1 gallon test batch?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2009, 08:42 PM   #2
undallas
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Allen, Texas, USA
Posts: 253
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Very interesting.. I love cooked bitter melon that my makes with black bean.
I also have use it to cook soup... and yes.. the soup is bitter.
I think it is worth a try for people who looks for bitterness...
__________________
Happy Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2016, 11:52 PM   #3
5mooth0perator
Recipes 
 
Aug 2016
Posts: 44
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Had the same thought while eating a grilled bitter melon today. It has interesting medicinal properties also, especially antidiabetic. I think I read somewhere that it helps enhance glucose uptake, I wonder if that would have any effect in a wort.
http://www.herbalzym.com/2012/10/fer...ty-of-cancers/

I wonder if you would use the melon or just the pith. Normally, I discard as much of the pith as I can, but if you want bitter.
http://garysoup.com/eating/WID50/WID.htm

Reason: Found link of Chinese bitter melon beer

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
frozen beer lines, beer is bitter blackwaterbrewer General Beer Discussion 7 08-17-2009 11:52 PM
Bitter Beer Face or Why the Bitter Beer Matt Up North General Beer Discussion 19 03-05-2009 05:06 AM
Honey Melon Wheat tarheels Recipes/Ingredients 4 08-03-2008 09:42 PM
blackberry/honeydew melon melomel justbrewit Mead Forum 2 05-18-2008 01:29 AM
Brew using honeydew melon jjsscram Recipes/Ingredients 19 09-02-2005 10:43 PM


Forum Jump