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PostSubject: dandelion bitter   Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 pm

just got my kids to pick all the dandelions outta the yard today before i weed and feed and found a recipe in my homebrewers garden book for a dandelion bitter.. do any of you local homebrewers have experience in using whole dandelions as a main bittering agent? ive only used pedals before..
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:44 pm

I tried that recipe. I threw in a pound of washed and frozen whole dandelions (root, petals, and flowers) at 60 minutes. It turned out well, just a little on the bitter side, but it did give the beer a nice herbal note and a creamy texture. If/when I do this again I would go with a 3/4 a pound at 60 minutes and maybe add some dandelion flowers at knockout and steep them for 10-15 minutes. This is for a five gallon batch.
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:11 pm

thanks for the feedback dallas... i think i will take your suggestion because i am worried about the bitterness being overpowering.. on another note, what did you do for the hop additions? since its for homegrown hops theres no aau so do you think it would be wise to cut the additions in half if i use pellet? i wont have homegrown hops untill this fall..
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:47 am

I used one ounce of Kent Golding pellets at flame out, that was it. If I was to brew it now I would first wort hop with an ounce of Kent Goldings and then go half a pound on Dandelion (full plant), and then finish with another ounce of Kent Goldings at flame out. I think this would round out the bitterness and give a great flavor. I would love to try this when you get it done. I am planning on harvesting dandelions when I see them in Park City again. Maybe a Saison or the Bitter again, so many possibilities.

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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:19 pm

sounds like a plan dallas!! looks like im going to put this off for a month now that i stopped at the lhbs and got stuff for a iipa.. i also still have a bottle of the overly sour tart gruit for ya!! i cant bring myself to even drink a half bottle.. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:34 pm

Mikey will take a bottle of that gruit!
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:12 pm

edmanster wrote:
sounds like a plan dallas!! looks like im going to put this off for a month now that i stopped at the lhbs and got stuff for a iipa.. i also still have a bottle of the overly sour tart gruit for ya!! i cant bring myself to even drink a half bottle.. lol!

I'm unclear on the term overly sour. I think that must be an oxymoron.
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:53 pm

Mikey wrote:
Mikey will take a bottle of that gruit!
i have a bottle for ya Very Happy
kent wrote:
I'm unclear on the term overly sour. I think that must be an oxymoron.
got one for you too kent cheers
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PostSubject: Re: dandelion bitter   Thu May 03, 2012 11:45 pm

wow, its my weekend so started to drink a few and decided to do sum quality control on the "overly" sour before i contacted a couple of ya and idk what it is but its not too bad other than being watery and lacking any and all complexity and seems that its not that tart and sour anymore.. its 1.5 years old so i dont think its gonna change anymore unless its me changing scratch
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