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Beer Krout

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I attempted a Hoeggarden-y style beer with crushed corriander seed and orange peel.
But the corriander spice seems to have all but disappeared by the time I bottled it. This did not happen when I used ground corriander in a previous attempt.

The current attempt was with:
ESB Fresh Wort Wheat Kit filled to 18L.
Wyeast Barvarian Wheat yeast (Got it from a mate. Will use the real Belgium Wit stuff next time).
1 week in primary.

Added 500ml boiled water + 1 orange peel (15mins boiled) + 12.5g (Half 25g bag) of crushed corriander (boiled for 5 mins) into secondary. Strained into the fermenter.
1 week in secondary.

Sampled at bottling time and corriander flavour was non-existant???

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks Guys

Beer Krout
 

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for my Wit I usually use 30g crushed corriander seeds and 30 g orange peel, they go into the boil 5 min from the end. I think you need more spice, the seed is not as strong as the powder.

Andrew
 

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i use 30g if whole corriander seeds. i then toast them slightly and dump them straight into the fermenter.
 

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Read in "Radical Brewing" to go for the larger oval shaped "indian" corriander seeds not the small round ones, less vegetal flavour apparently.
I roughly crush and add near the end of boil
 

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mikem108 said:
Read in "Radical Brewing" to go for the larger oval shaped "indian" corriander seeds not the small round ones, less vegetal flavour apparently.
I roughly crush and add near the end of boil
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I would definately agree with that, the wit I did on sunday used the large oval Indian corriander seeds, when I crushed them there was a very nice citrus/orange aroma, totally different from the stuff you buy at coles ect.

Andrew
 

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I always used the fresh coriander root. Give it a buzz in the mix master & into the boil!
Cheers
Gerard
 

Beer Krout

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The little plastic bag comes from Coles.
Hoyt's Whole Coriander 25g net.
They are little brown round things, approximately 4-5mm in diameter.

When roughly crushed in a bowl. They gave off the nice citrus/orange aroma.

But obviously not enough, and I guess I should have not strained it.

Haven't heard of the "indian" version (as opposed to the "common or garden supermarket" variety). Will investigate.

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Beer Krout said:
The little plastic bag comes from Coles.
Hoyt's Whole Coriander 25g net.
They are little brown round things, approximately 4-5mm in diameter.

When roughly crushed in a bowl. They gave off the nice citrus/orange aroma.

But obviously not enough, and I guess I should have not strained it.

Haven't heard of the "indian" version (as opposed to the "common or garden supermarket" variety). Will investigate.

Thanks Guys.
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BK, try indian spice stores in the yellow pages. They will be better quality and fresher
 

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i also noticed that the seed needed to be ground just before i added it
not while measuring out the hops before the boil
 

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