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Old 04-12-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
Feb 2008
Healdsburg, CA
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Howdy. I was putting together a wheat beer and remembered I have a kaffir lime tree in a pot in my yard.

Has anyone brewed with kaffir lime leaves?

Any suggestions on how to put this together?


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Old 04-12-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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I did a saison long ago with kaffir lime leaves but didn't really taste them at all. The would probably go well with a ligtly hopped clean wheat beer. I would suggest maybe steeping a dozen or so leaves in near boiling water, then dumping the whole kit and kaboodle into the secondary with the beer.

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Old 04-12-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
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Hey Gordie, and greetings from Petaluma.

I've been thinking about using these as well, especially after the success of a beer I made which included some lemon zest. I might consider doing something with lemongrass too. I'm hoping we're going to have weather like this all summer and I want to keep one or two lighter beers around.

I've read what people say about using the kaffir lime leaves and it seems like most people go with somewhere around 5 leaves for a five gallon batch. You might want to use more if you're hopping more heavily.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:52 AM   #4
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new belgium uses it in their skinny dip. yum.

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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Do y'all think the leaves in the secondary or the leaves at the end of the boil will yield a better clean lime flavor?

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