How much lemon balm to add to wheat ale?
I plan on brewing an American wheat this week. Here is the recipe (3.5 gal batch):
3 lb German pilsner
3 lb German wheat
1 lb Munich
0.3 oz Summit @ 60M (18%)
0.6 oz Willamette @ 15M (4.7%)
OG will be ~1.051, IBU ~33
Just for kicks I am going to flavor this beer with some lemon balm from my garden. Seeing as I have never flavored a beer with herbs, I need some insight as to how to proceed.
How much should I add? I'm hoping for an answer in terms of grams or ounces, but # of leaves would be fine too. I planned on making a vodka extract and adding it at bottling, but should I just add it at flameout or make a tea?
I appreciate your answers in advance and if you want to comment on my recipe, I'd welcome that as well. It seems solid to me, but I am in no way infallible.