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How to get gin into an IPA?
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:36:48 AM »
I have 10 gallons of an American IPA almost done with primary fermentation. For one carboy I would like to add some gin flavor to the dry hop schedule I have planned. Has anyone tried this and have a recommendation? Should I add a few ounces of my favorite gin directly to secondary? Should I soak something like oak or apple wood chips and add those?

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 03:40:23 AM »
I would add ingredient reminiscint of gin instead of gin itself. Juniper and any botanicals...
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 05:52:52 AM »
Yeah, gin is made from juniper berries, get some juniper berries or extract.

https://www.olivenation.com/juniper-flavor-extract.html

Better and certainly cheaper than gin.  Save the gin for martinis.  8)

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 01:16:58 PM »
I think I would take the direct approach and just put some gin in the beer.  I tried dosing an IPA in the glass with some gin and it worked pretty well. 
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 03:23:57 PM »
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 05:31:03 PM »
Thanks, guys! I think I'm going to try the juniper berry or extract route.

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 06:07:59 PM »
Gin soaked juniper berries? Crush or crack the berries soak in gin or vodka to kill any bugs add them to a muslin cloth.
Make a tincture maybe?
Ive heard of adding spruce tips into beer. Why not try juniper tips?
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 07:30:50 PM »
Make sure you have a light touch with juniper berries.
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 04:04:00 AM »
Gin soaked juniper berries? Crush or crack the berries soak in gin or vodka to kill any bugs add them to a muslin cloth.
Make a tincture maybe?
Ive heard of adding spruce tips into beer. Why not try juniper tips?
Some species of juniper are toxic. I wouldn't roll the dice on that one myself.
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 04:06:39 AM »
To me, a lot of piny hop flavors come across more like juniper. I'd just dry hop with Chinook, Simcoe and Lemon Drop, then call it Bombay Sapphire IPA.

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 04:35:17 AM »
To me, a lot of piny hop flavors come across more like juniper. I'd just dry hop with Chinook, Simcoe and Lemon Drop, then call it Bombay Sapphire IPA.

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 04:14:59 PM »
I would add ingredient reminiscint of gin instead of gin itself. Juniper and any botanicals...

Why not just add gin to taste?  That's what I've done.
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 04:16:27 PM »
I think I would take the direct approach and just put some gin in the beer.  I tried dosing an IPA in the glass with some gin and it worked pretty well.

This^^^^^......didn't you guys listen tomthe interview I did with Van Havig at Gigantic in PDX?  Why complicate it?
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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 04:38:18 PM »
I think I would take the direct approach and just put some gin in the beer.  I tried dosing an IPA in the glass with some gin and it worked pretty well.

This^^^^^......didn't you guys listen tomthe interview I did with Van Havig at Gigantic in PDX?  Why complicate it?
That is where I got the idea from, never would have thought to try it otherwise.
Risk of failure should be no deterrent to trying.

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Re: How to get gin into an IPA?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 10:04:42 PM »
I would add ingredient reminiscint of gin instead of gin itself. Juniper and any botanicals...

Why not just add gin to taste?  That's what I've done.

I have to admit my first thought when I read the question was 'I think I'd try pouring it".   ;D

I've been trying to not be so sarcastic lately though.

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