Thanks for your reply.I'm not sure how well jarred jalapenos would do, because those are usually pickled. Could cause of issues. If you want to try it, I'd try it on a small batch of a larger beer to make sure it doesn't get weird.
I couldn't wait and ordered some peppers online.Thanks for your reply.
I just thought about it myself, if they are pickled they will probably have some salt on them even if I wash them thoroughly.
I'll wait until I can get some fresh ones.
There's enough other fine beers on here I can impress my friends with
So I have to ask: where are you from that getting jalapeno's in the winter is so difficult? Must be pretty off the grid in USA or northern canada/alaska/scandanavia. If so, kudos to your commitment to the recipe! I really enjoyed it.I couldn't wait and ordered some peppers online.
I also ordered some seeds and a mini green house with a heating pad so I can have my own peppers this summer
Hi.So I have to ask: where are you from that getting jalapeno's in the winter is so difficult? Must be pretty off the grid in USA or northern canada/alaska/scandanavia. If so, kudos to your commitment to the recipe! I really enjoyed it.
Hopefully! I forget sometimes that we're so spoiled in available foodstuffs in the suburbs of the USA.Hi.
I'm from Ireland but live in the countryside in Germany.
It's actually difficult the whole year to get fresh jalapenos and believe or not fresh coriander. None of the normal local supermarkets normally have these because nobody buys them and the supermarket has to buy a minimum quantity so they would probably have to throw a lot of them away.
Hopefully everything arrives before Friday
Thanks!Hopefully! I forget sometimes that we're so spoiled in available foodstuffs in the suburbs of the USA.
Good luck, and happy brewing!
Assuming you made this already...throw the peppers on in. I didn't have any issue with the seeds in the boil.Thanks!
A question to all.
I'm roasting the peppers at the moment and am wondering about cleaning my equipment afterwards. Any special/extra cleaning I need to do after brewing with chillies so that the heat doesn't carry over to my next batch?
Also apart from having a few floaties anything against throwing the seeds into the boil too?
Thanks for the adviceAssuming you made this already...throw the peppers on in. I didn't have any issue with the seeds in the boil.
If you secondary the peppers in glass, you won't need to do anything special as far as cleaning. Just clean as you normally would and you'll be fine. Even with primary fermentation in a plastic bucket, I think you would be okay as long as you wash everything well afterwards.
Be sure to keep your vodka tincture so you can adjust the heat when you're ready to bottle. I think I added a couple ounces of the tincture to my 5 gallon batch when I kegged, but it all depends on how hot your peppers are.
Keep us posted on how this turns out for you! BTW, it's also a great beer without the peppers. I've made it both with and without - makes for two great options to have on tap!
So I tested the beer today and after a week it's down to 1.013 from 1.060. Tastes very hot but still drinkable so I added 3 peppers.Thanks for the advice
I did indeed throw the whole peppers in and the seeds didn't cause a problem.
I got an OG of 1.060 though so hopefully that wont throw the balance off.
I'm going to put 3 extra soaked peppers in on Saturday or Sunday so I'll see how it's tasting then.
So it finished at 1.008, a 6.8% Cream AleSo I tested the beer today and after a week it's down to 1.013 from 1.060. Tastes very hot but still drinkable so I added 3 peppers.
I kept the vodka and plan on bottling it a week. I will see then if I need to add any vodka or not.
Brewing this Saturday. Have you got any helpful input?So it finished at 1.008, a 6.8% Cream Ale
I bottled it a week ago and added about 1/3 of the vodka too.
Drinking a bottle now and it's nice and hot but not too hot.
Still needs to carb up a bit more so will check it again later in the week.
BTW when does this beer usually reach it's peak?
Brewed this yesterday. I tasted a sample when transferring to my primary and didn't notice any pepper bite or flavor. The kettle did smell a little like jalapenos. Anyone else experience this? Will the pepper flavor/bite come through when the gravity drops? I followed the recipe exactly with 4 Jalapenos at 15mins.
Slit, rinse & roast Jalapenos 20-30 minutes at 350F, slice and soak in Vodka overnight. Add 4 Jalapenos at 15 mins.