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Offline TexasHumuluslupulushead

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Re: Rosewater?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 07:36:26 am »
I would also say that less is more.  my wife has used flowers in a few beers- she made a merigold amarillo IPA that was pretty good-  although the flowers did add an intense bitterness.  She also did a lavender saison. Again very good- however we used less lavender than recommended and it still came out smelling like bathroom soap.

saisons are a good safe playground for flavors of this nature especially when fermented at higher temps to really bring our those fruity, spicy esters.  I would just proceed with a REALLY light hand
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Re: Rosewater?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2015, 08:20:36 am »
I would also say that less is more.  my wife has used flowers in a few beers- she made a merigold amarillo IPA that was pretty good-  although the flowers did add an intense bitterness.  She also did a lavender saison. Again very good- however we used less lavender than recommended and it still came out smelling like bathroom soap.

saisons are a good safe playground for flavors of this nature especially when fermented at higher temps to really bring our those fruity, spicy esters.  I would just proceed with a REALLY light hand

on the lavender, did you make sure to use the culinary variety instead of the perfume/soap/medicinal variety?
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