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Old 12-28-2009, 04:19 AM   #1
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Something I've had in mind for a couple of months is a flowery or floral beer. Not sure how I would accomplish this beyond hops.

If anybody knows anything about making a floral beer, grain recommendation, hop recommendation, dried, edible flowers in boil? yeast? Anything would help for this.


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Old 12-28-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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There's a book on amazon that covers stuff liek flowers, herbs etc. Can't rememebr the name at the moment.


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Sacred Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Its a pretty interesting read with sections on medicinal herbs, psychotropic herbs, etc. I am dying to make the yarrow beer. By psychotropic I think they basically mean it gets you drunker than the stated abv.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:54 AM   #4
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Sacred Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Its a pretty interesting read with sections on medicinal herbs, psychotropic herbs, etc. I am dying to make the yarrow beer. By psychotropic I think they basically mean it gets you drunker than the stated abv.
I found this one at powell's. I think I'm going to pick it up this week and see if I can figure this out. Will eventually post a recipe/result
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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Beers with a lot of late centennial and cascade hop additions can turn out very floral with the right grain bill. One that comes to mind is Bear Republic's XP pale ale. Maybe some sort of clone or alteration of it would do?

I vote for late hop additions, and against weird herbal stuff.

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Old 12-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #6
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What about crystal hops in addition with that? I've not used them alot, but I remember them having a very light aroma
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
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Rogues Brutal Bitter with all Crystal hops turns out very floral and very tasty. Drink @ 55F or so with light carbination and enjoy. Search for clone recipe.
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I brewed a miller lite clone as an ale once........it turned out very floral, and quite delicious.

Why they lager out the little flavor that remains, I will never understand.
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Lavender goes surprising well with a "C" IPA. A couple grams of flower petals per gallon is plenty.
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Well if you are not opposed to adjuncts you could use Jasmine rice


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