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Title: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
Post by: aviking427 on July 12, 2011, 11:14:08 pm
So this evening, i started seasoning a steak and decided to use some of the szechuan pepper. I forgot all about that spice until now and thought to myself; "Self, what a great spice to use in a beer." My initial thoughts are to use it very gingerly it in a pale ale. Its rather floral and think with the right hop combination and a light enough body, it has some good potential. I can see it working well in a wit, maybe in place of coriander? Thoughts?
Title: Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
Post by: denny on July 13, 2011, 12:32:00 am
I've often used pink, white, and green peppercorns in Belgian beers, wit especially.  A bit of Szechuan pepper might be interesting.
Title: Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
Post by: aviking427 on July 13, 2011, 01:35:41 am
I've often used pink, white, and green peppercorns in Belgian beers, wit especially.  A bit of Szechuan pepper might be interesting.

What i like about it is it doesn't have the pungency that peppercorns do. And its really not very "spicy", but it creates a tingling sensation in your mouth with lemon and floral overtones and a unique floral nose. its like grains of paradise crossed with coriander and roses. 
Title: Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
Post by: ethalacker on July 13, 2011, 02:27:19 am
It might be good in a Saison.