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Old 10-26-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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I'm brewing a Belgian Wit and using .5oz of Coriander at the end of the boil.
I recieved some seeded Coriander from a friend in a bag as he had extra.
I don't own a scale and was wondering after I crush the seeds, how much do I add in Tablespoons? 2 or 3?

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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I don't know the conversion but I can say my last witbier had 1 tsp of cracked coriander. I think a couple tbsp would be way overpowering.

Also, buy a scale. You can get one scale accurate enough to weigh hops, grains, and extract all for under $30. It's well worth it, you'll get your money's worth!


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Old 10-26-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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15 grams is quite common for seeds. Different flavour to leaf though, but seed is what witbiers etc use primarily! Sorry I can't help past that. If nobody has replied by tomorrow I will measure for you.
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15 grams is quite common for seeds. Different flavour to leaf though, but seed is what witbiers etc use primarily! Sorry I can't help past that. If nobody has replied by tomorrow I will measure for you.
Right, the recipe I found was 1.0 oz of crushed coriander seed or 14grams.
I'm not brewing till the weekend. So I can wait.
Thanks for doing this.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
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4 level teaspoons comes to 15 grams ish. The missus sent me downstairs, meh...now buy scales

Btw, those calcs are off - 1oz is 28g, .5oz is 14g. Double check on your recipe!
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4 level teaspoons comes to 15 grams ish. The missus sent me downstairs, meh...now buy scales

Btw, those calcs are off - 1oz is 28g, .5oz is 14g. Double check on your recipe!
Your right, it was a typo. 14g or .5oz.

So 4 teaspoons or 2 Tablespoons.
I guess it is time to buy a scale.

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2 tablespoons of coriander sounds like a lot, it will probably dominate the flavor.


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