Homemade Cilantro and Orange Beer

Homemade Cilantro and Orange Beer

  • Preparation 5 h
  • Cooking 1 h 10 min
  • Waiting 21 days
  • Other 14 days
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 8 bottles, 2 cups (500 ml) each
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free

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Ingredients

  • Preparing the Wort

    • 20 cups (5 litres) filtered water
    • 2/3 cup (135 g) crushed wheat malt grains
    • 2/3 cup (90 g) crushed CaraAmber malt grains
    • 3 cups (500 g) pale malt extract
    • ¼ cup (35 g) Simcoe hops pellets
  • Cooling

    • 1 bag (6 lb/2.7 kg) ice cubes
  • Pitching the Yeast

    • 6 g (about ½ of an 11.5 g packet) Lallemand Belle Saison yeast
  • Adding the Aromatics

    • 8 dried bitter orange peels
    • 1 cup (35 g) cilantro stems and leaves, chopped
  • Bottling

    • ½ cup (125 ml) water
    • 2 ½ tbsp dextrose
    • 8 brown glass bottles (16 oz/500 ml each) with swing top lids

Preparation

  • Preparing the Wort

  • Cooling

  • Pitching the Yeast

  • Adding the Aromatics

  • Bottling

Note from Ricardo

1) At this point, you should measure the original gravity (OG) of the wort. To do so, use a sterilized ladle to add some of the liquid to a graduated cylinder. Insert a hydrometer into the liquid. Take note of the measurement: it should be around 1050.

2) At this point, you should measure the final gravity (FG) of the beer. To do so, use a sterilized ladle to add some of the liquid to a graduated cylinder. Insert a hydrometer into the liquid. Take note of the measurement: it should be around 1010. Discard this liquid sample.

Good to know: The alcohol content of this beer recipe is 5.3%. Here is the formula for calculating the alcohol content of beer: OG – FG ÷ 7.5 = %

Materials Required:

1 large funnel, about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter

1 fine sieve with one or two hanging hooks, about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter

1 probe thermometer

1 fermenter, minimum 20-cup (5 litre) capacity with rubber stopper

1 fermentation airlock

1 bottle sanitizer (such as Star San©) and spray bottle

1 small automatic siphon (at least 16 inches/40 cm) with hose about 3 feet (1 meter) long

1 spring-loaded bottle filler

8 brown glass bottles (16 oz/500 ml each) with swing top lids

1 hydrometer

1 graduated cylinder (7 oz/220 ml)

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