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Old 02-26-2007, 10:31 PM   #1
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Since coriander seed is the seed from the cilantro plant, I thought maybe someone out there had tried to pitch a handful into a wit beer or the like.

I'm thinking the bite of some cilantro along with the citrus of orange might be nice.

Of course...I wore earth shoes in the 70's too.

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:33 PM   #2
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cilantro is extremely overpowering so be careful if you do. I have a tendency to overdo it alot everytime I make salsa

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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I love cilantro i all my food, but I just don't see the flavor going well with a wit or weizen, sometimes it can have a slight soapy taste too. I just don't see it going with orange either, but hell, give it a shot and let me know. My brew partner wants to make a Meat Porter with steak drippings, I am trying very hard to convince him not to.

Oh, and it seems like cilantro is a really polarized herb, people either love it or hate it.

 
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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Make sure its well cleaned. It doesnt sound that nice to me but let us know how it is. I guess you could just put some into glass of something simular and see how that tastes.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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Cilantro's very aromatic; if you want to experiment, maybe separate out a gallon or so of your next pale ale and dry hop on some. I'd make sure to clean the cilantro extramely well, I'd probably steam it to sterlize. Doesn't sound good to me, but it's interesting at least.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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Cilantro beer doesn't sound very good to me, either, but here's a cooking trick for cilantro.

Anytime you want to extract flavor from long cooking/contact, use the roots (if you can get them) and stems, not the leaves.

(This is a great trick for southwestern soups and sauces.)

The leaves "decompose" quickly in liquid and impart an unpleasant, soapy flavor as others have mentioned.

Cilantro root is a key ingrediant in Thai green curry paste. If you don't grow your own, you might be able to get bunches with roots intact in an Asian grocery store.
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #7
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Okee Dokee. The voice of reason will prevail.

Maybe I'll mash a few leaves in the bottom of my glass of pale and leave it at that.

Thanks for stopping me from a $30 error in judgement.

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:18 AM   #8
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Of course...I wore earth shoes in the 70's too.

Earth shoes....wow thats cool

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:20 AM   #9
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My brew partner wants to make a Meat Porter with steak drippings, I am trying very hard to convince him not to.
I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

 
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #10
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There are a few recipes for meat beers around, scrumpy comes to mind as well as cock ale. Both use uncooked meat.

I have never tried it, always bring it up as a joke, but I do know a couple people who have. They said it tastes like you would expect, awfull. Apparently you can't use the fermenter again either, the taste just never goes away.
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