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Beer Recipes / Re: rosehips in beer
« on: December 23, 2013, 12:38:57 PM »
Brooklyn Brew Shop has a book titled "Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches".  They are recipes for 1 gal. batches, but they also give 5 gal, versions.  They have a recipe "Rose-Cheeked & Blonde".  It is a Belgian blonde ale and they use rose hips 20 minutes into the boil.  At the end of the 60 minute boil, rosebuds and Belgian candi sugar are added.  Hope that helps.
Hi there,

Thank you all for the usefull tips. The outcome of rosehips golden ale is nice. It seems I've made a correct point by brewing A belgian blond ale style beer. Only I boiled the rosehips for 10 minutes. Fortunately I've still 2,5 kilogram rosehips in the freezer, so next batch I will boil them longer.
The beer is a bit acid, but I know that will become less after aging. Otherwise I will use lactic sugar in combination with normal sugar for priming.
greetings Bierwillumpie

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Beer Recipes / Re: Southern Hemisphere pale ale or lager
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:28:34 AM »
I make one called Kiwi Pale Ale that uses Nelson Sauvignon, Motueka, Sticklebract, Southern Cross and Pacific Gem all at various times.  It's very good although it may seem a bit busy to some. 
Hi there,
I just picked kiwi's in me garden last year and made wine of it. Much worse than beer (i know I'm a sinner ;)
So this month I've to pick them agaain and I'm interested in your Kiwi Pale Ale recipe. Would you share it with us?

greetings from Holland
bierwillumpie

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Beer Recipes / Re: rosehips in beer
« on: December 08, 2013, 08:20:40 AM »
Hi there,

Thank you for your answers. I've found something about Jopenbier; a Polisch beer with rosehips. Un fortunately without a recipe.
I've brewed an all grain Belgian Ale type
74,4 % pilsmalt 3 ebc
23.3 % munchenermalt 16 ebc
2,3% caracrystal 120 EBC
20 gram Saaz 3,9 alfa acid 90 min boiled 22 EBU
and 100 grams rosehips and 10 min boiled with Irisch moss
OG 1048
FG 1012
yeast: Safale S-04
It is still in the bottle for lagering , not very clear (doesn't bother me) No reddisch its color is 17 EBC measured before botteling.
anxious fot the outcome :)
bierwillumpie

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Beer Recipes / rosehips in beer
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:31:50 AM »
Hi there,
15 years ago I brewed a tripel with rosehips (the big orange/red ones) with succes. But unfortenately I losted the recipe but not the degustationform :-\. I tried all-grain 10 liter batches with added rosehips during kettle boil and batches with smashed rosehips/pectinase and yeast and then put together with the chilled wort.
Still not succesfull as it was.
Do you have experience with rosehips recipes?
greetings
bierwillumpie from Holland

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Ingredients / Re: Juniper berries
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:17:21 AM »
I'm curious about the 'head feeling like a dumbbell' thing.  I assume you mean that over-dosing can produce a headache.  I used a lot more than your suggested 1gram/ liter.  I have only tried 1 pint per evening, and I never get headaches for any reason, but I am concerned for others who would drink this.

Part of my issue is, that given how much flavor I got out of the amount I used, I think less would not rise to the level of being any flavor value - at least for my palate.
Hi there,

Indeed headache but with different of that due to overdosis alcohol. I made a strong ale (8 vol% alc, 10 liter) and used 15 gram fresh berries, after that I brewed a 2nd batch with 10 gram dried berries; it was less aromatic. I didn't used hops but a combination of ground ivy and mugwort.
I think you should not be worried about others drinking your beer. The aromatic properties of juniper is used for ages against kidney problems, viral infections. Some product of father Kneipp contains juniper.
If you've boiled the berries longer than 15 minutes a lot of the flavours is vaporized.
I was just warning because overdosage with herbs can happen easily.
As I said before. I always make first tea of the herbs (recalculate the dosage) and drink that for a while. And it is always advisable to do some research to find reliable old recipes before the hop period:)
bierwillumpie

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Ingredients / Re: Juniper berries
« on: November 15, 2013, 05:04:27 AM »
Hi there,
I am a homebrewer from Holland (hips) for more than 25 years. If you want to use juniperberries dried, than you should use not more than 1 gram/liter. If they are fresh you can use 1,5 gram. Yust boil them in the kettle for 10 minutes.
Norwegian brewers use the branches of the tree while boiling the wort and during fermentation. You can use the branches as a filter during the full grain mash.
Be carefull with the berries it can make a your head feeling like a dumbbell :)
You never tried ground ivy or mugwort instead of hops?
suc6
bierwillumpie

A gruit or similar ale is on my to do list for sure. I've brewed with heather tips instead of hops and with basil instead of hops. not mugwort or ground ivy, or wormwood... yet.

Hi there,
If you want to experiment with that; go ahead and read Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers of Stephan Harrod Buhner. I've learned so much of that! Do not brew with wormwood please, to dangerous believe me. I do brew batches of 10 liter when using herbs, because you can't store them for long period. I always make tea first of the herbs i use, to get familiar with the taste in beer.
Suc6
Bierwillumpie

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Ingredients / Re: Juniper berries
« on: November 14, 2013, 11:57:59 AM »
Hi there,
I am a homebrewer from Holland (hips) for more than 25 years. If you want to use juniperberries dried, than you should use not more than 1 gram/liter. If they are fresh you can use 1,5 gram. Yust boil them in the kettle for 10 minutes.
Norwegian brewers use the branches of the tree while boiling the wort and during fermentation. You can use the branches as a filter during the full grain mash.
Be carefull with the berries it can make a your head feeling like a dumbbell :)
You never tried ground ivy or mugwort instead of hops?
suc6
bierwillumpie

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