Anyone out there have experience brewing with juniper?
The current 5G recipe I have planned is:
1.5lbs 60L Crystal
0.5lbs Special B
1.5lbs Demerara Sugar
2 oz [email protected]
1 oz Juniper (crushed) in mash
1 oz Juniper (crushed) @ 5
Mash @ 154F
Bulk aging for 4-6 weeks, bottle aging for 6-8 months.
I am less worried about adhering to a style and more about balancing the piney bitterness of the Juniper with the sweetness of the malt. I definitely want the Juniper to be the star of this beer without turning it into pinesol.
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