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Old 05-24-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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i'm brewing a 4.5 =5% summer beer. any recommendations on how much lemongrass to use in a 10 gl batch?

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I use 1 tsp lemon grass, 1 tsp tarragon, and 1 tsp, lemon zest in my saison that's 6.2%, then carb at about 3.0 vols. Good general rule is to use less than you think, you can always dry hop with a dash more if there's not enough flavor in there for you.
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I used some in a Saison. I used two stalks, white part only chopped in the last 10 minutes of the boil. Only a very faint taste. I probably would use slightly more if I did it again.

I agree to err on the side of too little the first time you try it.
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