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Offline dglucasii

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American Spice - Complement to citrus
« on: June 06, 2013, 07:38:25 pm »
I'm working on a new APA recipe and I was looking for a spice that would complement the citrusy flavor of the beer.  Not planning to use any fruit...just cascade hops and about 5 - 10% wheat in the bill.
Any suggestions?
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 08:10:25 pm »
Ginger. Grains of Paradise. Cacao nibs...
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 08:52:08 pm »
Grains of paradise.... Great addition to citrus.
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 09:01:09 pm »
Don't forget Coriander! I hate it in beer usually unless it is used correctly...
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 09:15:04 pm »
Ginger, or maybe Cardamom if you want to do something a bit more exotic
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 03:44:25 am »
Thanks for the suggestions...I was mainly looking to add a layer of complexity, adding only a small amount to the wort.  I like the coriander idea, but I'll test them all.
Thanks again

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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 06:08:43 am »
+1 to grains of paradise. Perfect for that.
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Re: American Spice - Complement to citrus
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 06:52:30 am »
Thanks for the suggestions...I was mainly looking to add a layer of complexity, adding only a small amount to the wort.  I like the coriander idea, but I'll test them all.
Thanks again
get Indian coriander, as it is superior in the citrus flavor.
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