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I have a recipe that calls for 2 oz of chamomile for the last 2 minutes of the boil. My question is do I use a hops bag or put it directly into the wort?
 

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Your choice, either way will work. It really comes down to how you transfer and whether or not the tea debris will plug up your system.
 
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Thanks for the input. I think for this batch I'll use a hops bag just to keep the chamomile out of the fermentor.

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I'm glad I used the hops bag and only left the chamomile in for a few minutes. I sampled the beer when I moved it from primary to secondary and holy cow!!!! The chamomile was way over powering. I hope it mellows out after it sits for awhile.
 

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Made my last wit with chamomile as well as standard orange peel and coriander. It was awesome. However, I remember only using like 2-4 grams of it as it can be overpowering. I will take a look a recipe but, yeah, I remember using that little. 2 oz is probably like 1 1/2 cups!!!
 

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Hope you like chamomile. I make a chamomile IPA every year that calls for 2oz. It verges on too much but, goes over very well with everyone. If you have some malt back it should be fine.
 

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chamolie IPA sounds like a good sleepy beer. Seeing as though hops and chamolime have historically been used as sleep aids.
 

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chamolie IPA sounds like a good sleepy beer. Seeing as though hops and chamolime have historically been used as sleep aids.
Haha. Yeah, I call it Sleepy Time IPA. It definitely puts you in a good place. 2 in the sun and your done/ you want a nap. I warn everyone before they try it. Problem is they don't care. :p
 

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Haha. Yeah, I call it Sleepy Time IPA. It definitely puts you in a good place. 2 in the sun and your done/ you want a nap. I warn everyone before they try it. Problem is they don't care. :p
 

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Is it the GF recipe?
That is correct. Well, a version of that recipe anyway. I think that recipe might have had malted quinoa in it and I can't really get my hands on that anymore. I've had multiple people ask for the recipe to recreate it. A gluten-y version would be mostly the same but, the malts would vary a bit. Maybe some honey malt thrown in.
 

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Yeah chamomile can be very strong. I did a honey/chamomile wheat but used flavored tea bags. Only 16 little standard tea bags had a very strong presence. It did mellow out after a month though. Hopefully yours will
 
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