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Offline jtconrad74

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Additions to a basic APA
« on: March 01, 2012, 10:59:45 AM »
Any good ideas to "spice" up a basic APA recipe?  I'm doing an APA with some 2 row, crystal 10 and 20, with a little bit of munich.  Cascade hops.  Looking for ideas using wood chips, different spices....etc. to make something totally drinkable but in the specialty category.

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Re: Additions to a basic APA
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 11:36:59 PM »
Maybe some citrus rind to complement the hops.  A tiny tiny tiny bit of cardamom could work.  Maybe lemon grass or Thai lime leaves or both.  Mango.  Ginger.   Spanish cedar.
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Re: Additions to a basic APA
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 12:35:04 PM »
Small amounts of fruit like raspberry, blackberry or pomegranate. Tequila soaked oak. Chardonnay soaked oak maybe. Cinnamon (esp if you use Amarillo)
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Re: Additions to a basic APA
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 12:56:48 PM »
Maybe some citrus rind to complement the hops.  A tiny tiny tiny bit of cardamom could work.  Maybe lemon grass or Thai lime leaves or both.  Mango.  Ginger.   Spanish cedar.

+1 to the citrus rind/zest.  I have been wanting to do an APA with the zest of a grapefruit or two added. 
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Re: Additions to a basic APA
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 01:28:22 PM »
I had a really nice pale ale from a brewery in Vermont that had jasmine flowers added. it gave a nice floral note to the aroma and a slight perception of sweetness in the flavour
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