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Old 01-28-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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So I really want to brew with hibiscus petals but tried to do this once before and had no luck getting it to work as I had hopped. If any one has any suggestions that would rock

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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Hibiscus isn't all that strong. When I use chamomile, I make a tea and add it in the keg. You could do the same in the bottling bucket.


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Old 07-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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Here my recipe for my belgian wit beer with hibiscus. I tried to clone the "Rosée d'Hibiscus" from Dieu du ciel.
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dieu-du...ibiscus/59877/

Mine is more a left over recipe

I used 100g of hibiscus at 10 min before the end of the boil. The color in the fermeter is perfect red ! The smell is awesome. Can't wait to see how it's gonna taste. I also inted to filter it to give it a crystal clear look and drink it in a wine glass !

0,20 kg Rice Hulls (0,0 SRM)
2,00 kg Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (1,8 SRM)
1,05 kg Wheat Malt, Ger (3,5 SRM)
0,38 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40,0 SRM)
0,23 kg Vienna Malt (3,6 SRM)
0,12 kg Wheat, Flaked (1,0 SRM)
16,00 gm Amarillo Gold [8,00%] (60 min)
16,00 gm Amarillo Gold [8,00%] (15 min)
15,00 gm Coriander Seed (Boil 5,0 min)
15,00 gm Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5,0 min)
100,00 gm Hibiscus (Boil 10,0 min)
0,45 kg Honey (1,0 SRM)
1 Pkgs Belgian Witbier (Wyeast Labs #3944)

 
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #4
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I had a Rosée D'Hibiscus a few weeks ago. I know it's one of those beers that people tend to be pretty divided over (especially for a Dieu du Ciel brew), but I was very pleasantly surprised. I thought it was pretty fantastic, and the color is just amazing.

Is the base beer supposed to be a wit though? It was difficult for me to tell, but I really wasn't thinking "wit" while drinking it. Either way, let me know how closely that beer matches the original!

 
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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From what I remember, On the side of the beer it was written beer made with wheat and spices.

But next time I buy one at the store at the corner, I'll update this thread.

 
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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Fermentation is not over yet... It takes forever... Is it possible that the honey as something to do with this ?

 
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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I did a Biere de Garde with Hibiscus and the flavor was evident right after boiling but after fermentation it was gone. I would suggest making a tea before bottling and adding it then.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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Like a dry hoping but with hibiscus ?

 
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:21 PM   #9
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Make a tea with the hibiscus and add it to your bottling bucket. You could try and boil some with your priming sugar/DME and then add the mixture to your bottling bucket also.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:17 AM   #10
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I have brewed a hibiscus pale ale that came out fantastic. I just added the dried petals as I would with dry hopping in the secondary. I added 2 oz per 5 gallons. Let me just note that the hibiscus flavor was very present, which i found to be quite delicious, but if u want it to be a more subtle flavor then I would use less.


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