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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 05:24:01 PM »
This can be an overpowering spice.  I'd stick to no more than a few whole pods crushed per 5 gal.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 11:08:42 AM »
Surprisingly, my over-cardamom wit tastes pretty good. I would still use less than I did, but I think as many as 10 pods or so for a 5 gal batch is fine if you're a big cardamom fan.

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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 10:42:36 PM »
I ended up using 5 g of green cardamom. Cracked the pods open and dumped them and the seeds in at flameout, and left them in for the whirlpool/chill, 40 minutes total. The overall result is subtle but really nice. When I went to taste the hydrometer sample today, I actually forgot I had spiced this batch and was trying to figure out what was slightly "off". So I think in the future I might go with as much as 10 g for a more pronounced flavor.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 03:12:35 PM »
Picking up on an old thread, I've used 5 grams of cardamom in 7.5 gallons of my Ginger Wit, which as been brewed by brewers around the world with good results.  The recipe (from 1995) is at http://www.brewery.org/cm3/recs/09_85.html.

The recipe also uses fresh ginger, coriander and grains of paradise.  Pretty tasty, refreshing summer beer.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 03:17:38 PM »
Wow. Here I thought  was the first one to come up with a Ginger wit idea. Jeff beat me to it by several years. Oh well, at least the recipe is not the same.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 08:20:19 PM »
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 08:08:12 AM »
If you still want to try chamomile in your next wit or another beer, try your local health food store. I put some in my wit and it added a nice character I thought, seemed to fade or at least was overpowered by the other spices with time, but early on it was nice.
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