Brewing a simple 1.048ish Saison and want to throw some green tea at end of boil. 12 gallon batch. Anyone have an idea how many oz? I was thinking to start at 2 oz and dry tea it if I wanted more.
how many teaspoons (spoons for stirring tea rather than the measuring kind) would 2 oz be? about 10? I always figure when making tea 1 teaspoon per cup + 1 for the pot. with black tea I would think that would WAY too much for a beer as you want a suggestion rather than a cup of tea but green tea is so mild in flavor I would think you would want quite a bit more than with black. probably not 192 tea spoons full but maybe 50?
okay 2 grams per 100ml for tea. (google-fu)
so 2 oz is 56.5 grams, enough for 28.25 servings of tea. I would go with 3 oz at least.
I almost wonder if you should make a strong tea and add to taste as packaging. I think the reason you are not supposed to use water that has been boiling for a long time or boiled over and over to make tea has to do with dissolved o2. after a long boil there is going to be little or no o2 in the wort.
just a thought.