Chile pepper beer - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Chile pepper beer

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #21
gilbert
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 3

Quote:
Originally Posted by reed1911 View Post
Well,
How long has it been in and has the SG stabilized? If so, you can pull 12-20oz and prime just that and bottle it so you'll have a good idea what it will taste like.
Can anyone explain this process?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
richlong8020
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Winchester, California
Posts: 412
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by gilbert

Can anyone explain this process?
I believe he was wondering if primary had finished. Therefore take a small sample and chilies and whatnot then prime and "test". It was suggested I try the Scottish Old Ale that I have in primary now. I've never had one in the past so I didn't want to mess with it before tasting it without additions. Hope that helped.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #23
Accidic
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Accidic's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Millbrook, Alabama
Posts: 1,525
Liked 98 Times on 86 Posts


I see no issues with using the peppers to dry hop. It'd probably be fine. In the mash/boil you get a very clear taste of the fruit of the pepper though if that's what you're going for.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:10 PM   #24
reed1911
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 240
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


Forgot to add (reminded by SWMBO) the pepper taste will be magnified by the carbonation. Remember that hot pepper you ate and drank soda to wash it down with and it intensified the flavor? Same effect with the add-then-taste, if you get it as hot as you want then carb, it will be hotter due to carb.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 06:27 PM   #25
richlong8020
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Winchester, California
Posts: 412
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


But it will mellow with age.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #26
reed1911
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 240
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


I'm certain it will, I don't normally end up with anything I make that would be aged, it tends to be consumed within the 6 weeks or so following the opening.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #27
richlong8020
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Winchester, California
Posts: 412
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts


Ya know?? I have that same problem

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:12 AM   #28
drainbamage
Keep HBT weird.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
drainbamage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Alexandria, KY
Posts: 6,136
Liked 2617 Times on 1483 Posts


I really enjoyed the flavor of Stone's 11-11-11 Vertical Epic with Anaheim (I think?) chilies, although something about the oily texture of chile beers messes with my stomach.

The book Radical Brewing has a Smoked Habanero Lager recipe. I haven't tried it, but it sounds interesting:

2.5 lb pale DME
2.5 lb amber DME
1 lb pale crystal malt
1 lb smoked malt

1 oz. Hallertau or Crystal @ 90 min.
1 oz. Hallertau or Crystal @ 30 min.
1 oz. Hallertau or Crystal @ 5 min.

1-3 Habanero or Scotch Bonnet peppers, chopped, seeded, and deveined, added at the end of the boil or in secondary.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:00 PM   #29
GrantH
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi
Posts: 326
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


We did a 2.5 gallon batch and used a 1/2 lb. grilled/charred anaheim and 1/2 lb. grilled/charred jalapeno. Just in a basic pale ale.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #30
GrantH
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
Hattiesburg, MS, Mississippi
Posts: 326
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by richlong8020 View Post
Hey is there anyway you could post that recipe here for and extract brew? If it is AG I can convert also.

We just used a super basic pale ale recipe from the Charlie P book Adventures in Homebrewing. Just put the peppers in secondary and racked on top of them for a few weeks. You could eat chips with it and it was perfect.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Splitting up a batch for Ghost Chile Pepper Beer kpr121 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 05-30-2016 02:21 PM
Chile Pepper Beer???? reelseasick Recipes/Ingredients 16 08-27-2014 09:45 PM
Help with chile beer recipe and pepper prep wowbeeryum Recipes/Ingredients 4 08-10-2012 05:09 PM
Chile Pepper Off-Flavor? Sir-Brews-Alot General Beer Discussion 3 11-17-2011 11:13 PM
Chocolate strawberry chile pepper mead Lunchbox201 Mead Forum 2 06-02-2011 02:45 AM


Forum Jump