live plants "herb's"

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thebirdman
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live plants "herb's"

Post by thebirdman » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:45 pm

Going to be addind fresh spirment herb to a sour ale reciept....

Any idea's or thoughts on whether to dry it out? grind it up? or place whole and fresh????


Qty???????????????

tkx in advance from those who have tried....

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Post by caughtinamosh87 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:08 pm

I recently brewed a porter with fresh mint leaves and used 2.25 oz. Been in bottles for almost 8 weeks and its got a nice mint flavor to it. Not overpowering and not too subtle. Yours may come out mintier (if that's a word) because I also had 2 oz of vanilla extract in it.

I just steeped it whole (no grind, tear, or any other alterations) at flame out for 15 minutes. Just opened the packages, rinsed them, and put them in.

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Post by thebirdman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:12 am

I ended up boiling the leaves, cooling, and adding too secondary..let you know this weekend when i keg
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