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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 06:24:01 pm »
This can be an overpowering spice.  I'd stick to no more than a few whole pods crushed per 5 gal.

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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 12:08:42 pm »
Surprisingly, my over-cardamom wit tastes pretty good. I would still use less than I did, but I think as many as 10 pods or so for a 5 gal batch is fine if you're a big cardamom fan.

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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2010, 11:42:36 pm »
I ended up using 5 g of green cardamom. Cracked the pods open and dumped them and the seeds in at flameout, and left them in for the whirlpool/chill, 40 minutes total. The overall result is subtle but really nice. When I went to taste the hydrometer sample today, I actually forgot I had spiced this batch and was trying to figure out what was slightly "off". So I think in the future I might go with as much as 10 g for a more pronounced flavor.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2010, 04:12:35 pm »
Picking up on an old thread, I've used 5 grams of cardamom in 7.5 gallons of my Ginger Wit, which as been brewed by brewers around the world with good results.  The recipe (from 1995) is at

The recipe also uses fresh ginger, coriander and grains of paradise.  Pretty tasty, refreshing summer beer.
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 04:17:38 pm »
Wow. Here I thought  was the first one to come up with a Ginger wit idea. Jeff beat me to it by several years. Oh well, at least the recipe is not the same.

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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 09:20:19 pm »
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Re: Cardamom?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 09:08:12 am »
If you still want to try chamomile in your next wit or another beer, try your local health food store. I put some in my wit and it added a nice character I thought, seemed to fade or at least was overpowered by the other spices with time, but early on it was nice.
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