jalapeno beer - primary fermentation question - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > jalapeno beer - primary fermentation question

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-25-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
ninkasi2012
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
toronto, ontario
Posts: 51



i'm making a jalapeno beer. i've read online that people put the jalapenos right into the primary fermenter. the recipe says to put them in at the 50 minute boil and don't put them in the fermenter.

would there be any benefit of putting them in the fermenter? i won't be transferring this into 2ndary because right after i brew i'm away for 2 weeks.

could i put it in the primary for 2 weeks??? or just filter them out beforehand?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
iheartcraftbeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
columbus, oh
Posts: 56


Why not do a secondary when you get back? Nothing wrong with letting it sit in primary for two weeks. I would suggest using them in the boil per the recipe, and maybe throwing some into secondary when you get back.

What's the base beer?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
ninkasi2012
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
toronto, ontario
Posts: 51


I normally do 2 weeks primary and 2 weeks in bottle. How long would I keep in secondary ?

The base is pilsner (belgium) and very little munich and aromatic. Was just using up some ingredients I had around.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
iheartcraftbeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
columbus, oh
Posts: 56


Quote:
Originally Posted by ninkasi2012 View Post
How long would I keep in secondary ?
Depends on how peppery you want the final product! I would taste it when you get back after it's been in primary for two weeks. If the pepper flavor is where you want it, don't mess with doing a secondary. But if you are seeking more heat/flavor/aroma, then throw a sanitized handful in to your secondary vessel and rack on top of it. Taste it again after a few days and see where it's at.

Keep me posted on the results. I'm looking to do a jalapeno cream ale or porter come harvest time.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
bobbrews
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Sierra, Nevada
Posts: 4,033
Liked 439 Times on 350 Posts


I would include them in the boil. Mexican cooks float chiles in soups and broths all the time.

Raw jalapeno in the carboy will give you very little character and heat... mostly vegetalness.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 05:52 PM   #6
ninkasi2012
Recipes 
 
Jul 2012
toronto, ontario
Posts: 51


thanks guys for the tips. i think i'll taste it in a coupla weeks and go from there!

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jalapeņo Beer pilkinga Recipes/Ingredients 39 07-23-2016 05:42 PM
Jalapeno beer without the heat? Recipe? toohopheads Recipes/Ingredients 8 06-17-2012 07:31 PM
Help - Jalapeņo Blonde Ale, Mr Beer jgerard Recipes/Ingredients 10 07-10-2011 06:23 PM
Repitch for a Jalapeņo beer Steve-oh Recipes/Ingredients 4 07-27-2008 04:53 PM
Jalapeno Beer rcjmil Recipes/Ingredients 19 06-27-2007 01:06 PM


Forum Jump