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Old 11-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Looking for your suggestions on how many peppers to use. I would like to impart a little kick, not too much, and a mellow aroma. I don't want the pepper to overtake the beer flavor. What do u think??

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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What kind of base beer, and what kind of peppers?

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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I'm brewing a wheat beer. Fairly simple recipe. The pepper is the question. I've read about people using all different kinda for a beer like this. I'm thinking about using a chili pepper. One gallon batch by the way

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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Lots of different kinds of chili peppers out there. Use about a half a habanero.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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I am partial to seranno peppers.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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Have u out any in beer?? If so how did u prepare it?

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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I put 3 roasted jalapenos in a 5 gallon batch and it was spicy. If you use those use one maybe two, roast them though, good flavor..
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:36 PM   #8
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I put 3 roasted jalapenos in a 5 gallon batch and it was spicy. If you use those use one maybe two, roast them though, good flavor..
He said it's a 1 gallon batch, so 1-2 would be overkill based on your experience. 1/2 would get him a little less spice than yours, though 1/4 might be the subtle spice he's looking for.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #9
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I can scale it down to whatever. Just looking for some clue as to what people have tried is all.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #10
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Ahh. didn't read the one gallon batch. I would add less at the beginning. Maybe half or a quarter of a pepper. Cause remember you can always add heat but its harder to take it away..
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