Ginger IPA wants lemon

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  1. PolluxStar

    PolluxStar New Member

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    I've been working on this recipe for a Ginger White IPA. Brewed twice so far to pretty good reception.

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/459335/i-am-root

    I am interested in general feedback on the recipe, but I am also looking for advice on getting a bit of lemon flavor into it. My only thought so far is replacing the Citra finishing hops with Brewer's Gold. All advice is welcome. Thanks!
     
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    I have a lemon-rosemary blonde ale recipe that I put some lemon zest in for 10-15 minutes after I turn off the heat.
     
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    I use lemongrass. The flavor is reminiscent of citronella in a good way.
     
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    I imagine lemon zest would do the trick. About how much do you use, and how intense of a flavor do you get from it?
     
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    Man! That is a LOT of ginger!
    I use about 1 oz of fresh grated ginger root at 5 mins in a bag. I wouldn't add anymore myself. I guess you likes your ginger!
     
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    Haha, we do. It's probably not as intense as your method since we just chop it in to small chunks instead of grate. We end up with a very ginger forward beer still, but not so intense as to pucker your face or anything.
     
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    I just checked my ginger Ninger thinking it wasn't too much of a Ninger I used 150g in this
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/828285/ginger-ninger
    FWIW I grow ginger and picked ginger it depends on the ginger you use old brown ginger 2 year old more of a bite to it or the young fresh stuff 1 year old.
    I'm sure I used a bit of both In mine.

    For the OP I'd go zest of a lemon at 0.
    Or lemon myrtle highest cirtonel level in the world Aussie too:);).
    Or there is Kafir Lime I've not tried this yet in a brew but it would go well with ginger and I'd have no qualms putting it in the Ninger up above.
     
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    So I guess a couple tablespoons of lemon juice added after fermentation isn't desirable? I can't think of any ill effects.
     
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    I sometimes dry hop with Lemondrop hops. However, the flavor is very subdued.

    Are you familiar with the Italian liqueur Limoncello? It has a very intense lemon flavor. Not sure how much you would need for a batch of beer.
     
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