Author Topic: Mahleb  (Read 1091 times)

Offline 1vertical

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2618
  • Ozone Layer. Actual location
    • View Profile
Mahleb
« on: May 21, 2010, 08:27:01 AM »
Mahleb the heart of the St. Lucie Cherry seed/pit.
I have found this to be a welcome and interesting spice addition to beer.
To taste the seed by itself is like a mix of Cherry and Almond. But there
is a heady aromatic quality reminiscent of chinese 5 spice.

I have added this spice to my current solera project and am quite pleased
with the results at this early sampling.

F.Y.I. a little goes a long way.  I added 1/2 lb to a 13 gallon batch and
it is almost too much. I hope it will diminish over time and maybe better
utilized at lower dosage quantities.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

Offline hopfenundmalz

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6195
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: Mahleb
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 08:36:57 AM »
A guy in the club uses this often in his mead.  Results are good.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild, AHA Member, BJCP Certified
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline 1vertical

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2618
  • Ozone Layer. Actual location
    • View Profile
Re: Mahleb
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 06:32:18 AM »
Bump:
This spice is a great adjunct for brewing if you desire a beautiful floral aroma and
taste notes of bitter almond.....I like this stuff. :-*
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.