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Offline Andor

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lemon flavor
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:48:21 AM »
Anyone have a good technique for getting a lemon flavor to carry over into a finished beer? Im typically not into beers with added flavors but I had a lemon weiss beer that I liked recently and want to do something similar. I think dropping the ph of the ph with citric or lactic acid will get some of the way there but Id like some actually lemon flavor


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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
Though I’ve not tried them yet, Lemondrop hops maybe. I have a Lemondrop Saison scheduled for later in the summer to try them.


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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 11:30:01 AM »
You can try lemon zest, either dried or as a tincture, typically.
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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 02:44:07 PM »
On bottling/kegging day, just add regular lemon extract from the baking section of your local grocery store.  Probably about 1 to 1.5 teaspoons in 5 gallons should be plenty.  Blend some in and add until it tastes right.
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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 05:21:26 PM »
I like lemondrop hops a lot, and they are indeed very lemony, but loading up a weiss with hops is probably not what you're going for. I recently played with a batch, going for a shandy type thing. I tinkered with the finished brew, adding either country time lemonade mix, actual lemon juice, or both... i personally preferred a little bit of both.

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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 06:45:23 PM »
and dont forget Sorachi Ace hops... late addition and dry hop.
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Re: lemon flavor
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 09:05:44 PM »
and dont forget Sorachi Ace hops... late addition and dry hop.

That's more like dill to me than lemon.
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