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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2011, 10:59:17 AM »
The Saison Athene from St. Somewhere uses Chamomile nicely.
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2011, 11:04:13 AM »
I didn't want to go the wheat route, but I think you're right about category 6.  I'm now thinking a cream ale or blonde ale.  I'll post back my recipe for thoughts when I have it worked out...
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2011, 11:35:12 AM »
OK.  Here is the recipe I'm planning on using (to collect 10 Gals. of wort at end of boil):

Grains:
16lbs 2 Row American Pale
1lb Biscuit Malt
2lbs Cara-Pils
2lbs Crystal 10L

Hops:
1oz Perle (60 Minutes)
1/2 oz Perle (30 Minutes)
I will finish with the tea instead of finishing hops.  1oz Chamomile tea for 10 mins. 

Yeast:
WPL008 (65 Degrees fermentation temp)

Mash/Sparge:
21lbs of Grain total
5.8 Gallons of Water in the Mash (152 degrees for 45 mins)
8.5 Gallons of Water to Sparge (175 degree sparge water)

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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2011, 11:40:35 AM »
Seems like a lot of carapils considering you're using C10 also.
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2011, 11:43:26 AM »
I'm with Denny, too much caramel/crystal for my taste, but if you've used that much before and like it then have at it.
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2011, 11:43:39 AM »
Seems like a lot of carapils considering you're using C10 also.

I suppose so.  I'm sitll playing w/ that a bit.  Look pretty good otherwise?  
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2011, 11:44:46 AM »
I'm with Denny, too much caramel/crystal for my taste, but if you've used that much before and like it then have at it.
I have not.  Believe it or not, after 10+ years of homebrewing, this is my first attempt at making my own recipe 100% from scratch.

I might up the biscuit malt to 2lbs & Drop the Cara-Pils to .5.

Suggested new grain bill:

Grains:
17lbs 2 Row American Pale
2lb Biscuit Malt
.5lbs Cara-Pils
.5lbs Crystal 10L

« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 11:52:05 AM by Beer Monger »
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2011, 11:52:16 AM »
I wouldn't go any more cara/crystal than that considering what you're shooting for.  Maybe think about dropping the C10 to 1/2 lb. also.
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Re: How to use tea in beer?
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2011, 12:01:36 PM »
I wouldn't go any more cara/crystal than that considering what you're shooting for.  Maybe think about dropping the C10 to 1/2 lb. also.
I updated while you were replying.  ;) 

Suggested new grain bill:

Grains:
17lbs 2 Row American Pale
2lb Biscuit Malt
.5lbs Cara-Pils
.5lbs Crystal 10L

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