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Offline wamille

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Habaneros in keg
« on: August 11, 2015, 12:46:29 AM »
Not sure if I asked this question before... if so, my apologies.  I put some dried habaneros in a keg of a hoppy black ale about eight months ago.  It's been under CO2 pressure the whole time and the ABV on the beer is around 7%.  Any concerns that the habaneros have gone bad?  My thoughts are it might taste a bit vegetal (?spelling).  Thanks in advance for any insights/comments.

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 01:32:11 AM »
I guess I'd have concerns but I'd be more worried about heat than vegetal.  Habaneros and I have a checkered past

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 01:37:46 AM »
I'm not so much worried about the heat or off-flavors as much as could the habaneros have gone bad... make folks sick.

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 01:39:38 AM »
Tap it and see

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 03:09:18 AM »
I would not be particularly concerned at 7% alcohol and under CO2.

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 03:10:37 AM »
Yeah... that's what I was thinking.  I just needed to "feel" validated.  8)

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 12:57:50 PM »
How many is "some"? I have consumed dried habaneros in the past, and it was even worse than the time I ate a hot wing coated in Dave's Ultimate Insanity sauce instead of Red Hot....
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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 01:02:13 PM »
How many is "some"? I have consumed dried habaneros in the past, and it was even worse than the time I ate a hot wing coated in Dave's Ultimate Insanity sauce instead of Red Hot....
Yikes, really? In the immortal words of Paris Hilton, "That's hot."

Tap that keg and let us know how it tastes.  Curious why you haven't drank it in all this time...
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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 01:41:34 PM »
Tap it and see
+1, why don't you tell us how it's doing?

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2015, 10:11:06 PM »
I don't drink much at home... usually meet my buddies at my local watering hole that is just over 3 football fields from my apartment.  Plus the kegs I make are pretty much used for get-togethers... of which we haven't had on lately.  Lastly, I take 62 days off from drinking a year... 31 days X 2.  I'll be cracking it open on 28 August.  I'll let you guys know how she tastes in just over two weeks.

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 01:56:44 PM »
I'll be cracking it open on 28 August.  I'll let you guys know how she tastes in just over two weeks.
looking forward to it!

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 02:16:56 PM »
You may want a fire extinguisher nearby after your first sip.  I bet it will be rippin' hot!

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Re: Habaneros in keg
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 12:52:05 AM »
Be careful with infusing.  I tried infusing vodka with scotch bonnets and I left them in too long and it ended up tasting like greenbeens. I've read that infusing should be only about a week.
I hope things work out and taste good!☺

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