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Old 04-26-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Today I am brewing my first imperial IPA utilizing ghost chili flakes, I am wondering if anyone has experience with this. I am thinking 1/4oz of the flakes in secondary with my dry hop addition

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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be careful when adding hot chili peppers.. especially ghost pepper. To much and no one will drink it. it's MUCH better to be on the light side than the heavy handed side.

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Soak it in 5 gallons of water and see how it turns out.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Soak it in 5 gallons of water and see how it turns out.
I do have a super accurate scale in my yeast lab, I'll measure out 1/5 of what i'm thinking and try it in water. I may have to scale it down further so I can add some vodka to mimic the alcohol content of the beer (because of the way alcohol interacts with capsicum)

 
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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use the vodka... or even try soaking some in a beer.. ghost is one of those peppers that bite you real hard.. I treat that one with a lot of respect.. and I eat habanero peppers because I think they taste good!

 
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #6
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Be careful to put too much from the Ghost Chili.
i wondered where did bought your Ghost Chili, because i want to buy it to.
i found this place -Ghost Chili
what you think about the new idea to grow Peppers?
is it better?


 
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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Be careful to put too much from the Ghost Chili.
i wondered where did bought your Ghost Chili, because i want to buy it to.
i found this place - Ghost Chili
what you think about the new idea to grow Peppers?
is it better?
growing peppers isn't a new idea and you'll get some of the freshest peppers that way. I currently grow Habanero, Serrano, and Cayenne peppers. They'll be used in a beer or three this year . As far as growing Ghost peppers, you really have to have a need for them if you plan on growing them. if done right you'll get a LOT of peppers in a single season and will most likely be much more than you'll ever use. As an example out of 2 habanero plants last year I harvested over 1000 peppers. If you think you'll NEED a lot of ghost peppers, go for it. if not, just buy it as you need it.

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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I do have a super accurate scale in my yeast lab, I'll measure out 1/5 of what i'm thinking and try it in water. I may have to scale it down further so I can add some vodka to mimic the alcohol content of the beer (because of the way alcohol interacts with capsicum)
Hey you're right in my neck of the woods... or I'm in your neck of the woods... haha. I've been wanting to make a pepper beer... not sure I'd choose a ghost chili for me, but keep us posted on your results!


 
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #9
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that close to michigan avenue?????are you insane????????

 
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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To be able to call it a ghost chili IPA, it has to be brewed North of West Grand River Ave. It's kinda like champagne. South of Grand River Ave you have to just call it sparkling ghost chili....IPA.....something...
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