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Offline MrDonde

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Anise in recipe
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:47:40 PM »
Morning,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience using anise in homebrew recipes?

I am planning out a holiday stout recipe and I am thinking of using anise, along with some other spices, for my recipe.

I just want to some examples of recipes that work with it or tips on controlling the flavor.

Thanks.
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 03:38:21 PM »
One star anise/5 gallons did the trick in a Baltic Porter. Don't overdo it.
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 03:47:54 PM »
One star anise/5 gallons did the trick in a Baltic Porter. Don't overdo it.

Thanks for the info, but to clarify I am talking about anise or aniseed, not star of anise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anise

I know the flavors of both are similar but just want to make sure we are talking about the same spice  ;D
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 05:29:53 PM »
One star anise/5 gallons did the trick in a Baltic Porter. Don't overdo it.

Thanks for the info, but to clarify I am talking about anise or aniseed, not star of anise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anise

I know the flavors of both are similar but just want to make sure we are talking about the same spice  ;D

Sorry, conflated anise to star anise. No experience with anise/anise seeds.
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 03:06:44 PM »
Same premise with any anise-flavored spice: go easy on the addition. I'd use the low end of star anise suggestions. If it isn't enough you can always add more but you can't take it away.
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 03:07:07 PM »
Same premise with any anise-flavored spice: go easy on the addition. I'd use the low end of star anise suggestions. If it isn't enough you can always add more but you can't take it away.

Good call, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Anise in recipe
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
I made a spiced holiday ale a couple years ago and made a tea of the spices and added the tea to secondary.  The tea was only about two cups.


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