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Offline Two Wheeler

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Anyone brew with clementines before?
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:45:35 AM »
Hey folks,

I'm trying to brew something light and tasty for "the boss". I also want to do a saison and have a couple packs of "Belle Saison" in the fridge I've been meaning to try out.

I was thinking of a clementine Saison, as she loves clementines. Anyone use them before? I'm not exactly sure what to expect for strength, bitterness, etc. Not much on the google about this either.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2015, 11:07:00 AM by Two Wheeler »
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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 10:32:25 AM »
I haven't used them, but have done other citrus.  I would be inclined to make a vodka tincture with the peels and add it to secondary, but it probably wouldn't hurt to throw the fruit in as well, maybe during the last minute or two of the boil.  This sounds great!  Good luck!
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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 10:53:16 AM »
I would treat it like other citrus and add 1-2oz at flameout.  You can also add them like you would dry hop

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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 11:02:22 AM »
I would treat it like other citrus and add 1-2oz at flameout.  You can also add them like you would dry hop

Any advice on how this might turn out, from Mr. Belgian??  ;)
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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 11:42:15 AM »
It sounds good anyway :) 
just some ideas: if you decide to add some in secondary, maybe soaked them in grand marnier since there's some orange in it.  Summit hops has a orange (more like tangerine) flavor to it

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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 02:07:46 PM »
I've used Clementine peel before usually do like Paul suggested in a tincture using the dryed Clementine peels. I think using the rest of the fruit would give you a sour/ tart flavour which might be good depending on style and what your looking for. I usually use the tincture at bottling or kegging I found about 40 ml per keg has worked well for me.

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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 05:01:54 PM »
I've done this, I juiced a crapload of them and then pasteurized the juice, added it after the ferment just at kegging time.

Seemed to work ok?
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Re: Anyone brew with clementines before?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 03:59:33 PM »
Interesting idea Haxor... I ended up using about 2 oz of zest and that was it. I made a tincture but didn't bother using it because I was happy with the results. It's quite subtle, but it's what I was going for.
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