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Old 03-18-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
Oct 2005
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Is it necessary to boil ginger before using in a brew? I am asking from the standpoint of extracting flavor, not from a sanitation standpoint.

If it is not necessary to boil for flavor, what other options are available for sanitation, if I was going to do a no boil brew using ginger?

(I've already done this with a mead, however, It will be several months before it is ready to drink)

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Old 03-18-2006, 05:41 PM   #2
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I always peel it, grate it then add it to the pot.

If you are going to do a no-boil you'd probably have to wait a long time for the flavor to eke out.

I'd boil it for 5-10 minutes and add the tea to the brew. I know for mead I boil it in and sparge it out prior to pouring the batch into the primary.
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