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Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
« on: July 12, 2011, 04:14:08 PM »
So this evening, i started seasoning a steak and decided to use some of the szechuan pepper. I forgot all about that spice until now and thought to myself; "Self, what a great spice to use in a beer." My initial thoughts are to use it very gingerly it in a pale ale. Its rather floral and think with the right hop combination and a light enough body, it has some good potential. I can see it working well in a wit, maybe in place of coriander? Thoughts?
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Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 05:32:00 PM »
I've often used pink, white, and green peppercorns in Belgian beers, wit especially.  A bit of Szechuan pepper might be interesting.
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Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 06:35:41 PM »
I've often used pink, white, and green peppercorns in Belgian beers, wit especially.  A bit of Szechuan pepper might be interesting.

What i like about it is it doesn't have the pungency that peppercorns do. And its really not very "spicy", but it creates a tingling sensation in your mouth with lemon and floral overtones and a unique floral nose. its like grains of paradise crossed with coriander and roses. 
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Re: Has anyone brewed with szechuan pepper?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 07:27:19 PM »
It might be good in a Saison.
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