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Old 04-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Anyone used rhubarb in brewing. Looking for some advice, like what style it would go best with. How best to get the flavor I come through. My mom doesn't drink anything but told me if I made her a rhubarb beer she would drink it. So I need something light like a cream or a wheat. Any suggestions appreciated.


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Old 04-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Have you tried any of the rhubarb sodas out there?

http://www.drysoda.com/flavor-rhubarb.php

I have only had rhubarb pie and it was very sweet, so I definitely think wheat or cream is on the right path (as it usually is with any fruit beer).

How would you describe the flavor profile of rhubarbs boiled with sugar water? That might help you think about what malt flavor you need to surround it with.


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Hmmmm...I never thought of using rhubarb. I LOVE rhubarb pie. I'd think that a wheat beer would be perfect for it. I might have to try that soon.
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Ya I know which parts to use. Grew up growing it. I have had some of the soda. It's her fav and that's why she asked for it. Just not sure how to make sure alot of the flavor comes through.
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I always thought a Wheat at about 1.045 with some neutral hops at about 30 IBU, ferment with 1056 or 001. The rhubarb (a couple pounds) would be pressure cooked with a small amount of water for 15 minutes and added with a 1/2 pound of corn sugar.

Getting the tartness of the rhubarb to match the beer would be the hard part.
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A HB club member was recently talking about a straight rhubarb wine they had made and said they (he and his wife) drank a 1/2 gallon at bottling because it was so good. I can not confirm this but they make good brews so I can trust them at their word.

Our next meeting is this Thursday and can ask them for the recipe if you like (I am almost positive it is rhubarb, sugar and yeast). I can also ask if they think this flavor would do well in a beer and what would be a good style.
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Another idea is strawberry-rhubarb beer. I've done 2 batches of strawberry-rhubarb wine and I've always wanted to do a beer that way.
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A HB club member was recently talking about a straight rhubarb wine they had made and said they (he and his wife) drank a 1/2 gallon at bottling because it was so good. I can not confirm this but they make good brews so I can trust them at their word.

Our next meeting is this Thursday and can ask them for the recipe if you like (I am almost positive it is rhubarb, sugar and yeast). I can also ask if they think this flavor would do well in a beer and what would be a good style.
yooper has a rhubarb wine recipe on her recipes list, i can confirm that it is amazing, and dead easy to make
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f79/rhubarb-wine-29310/
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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Thanks I'd appreciate it if you could ask them. Maybe if a wine would be easier might try that. I'd rather do a beer but well see.


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