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Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby brugen » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:35 pm

Has anyone used Earl Grey Tea as a flavour in their beer?

I'm planning to make a version of this for a friend http://www.sirencraftbrew.com/yulu/

I'm planning to add the tea 5 minutes before the end of the boil.

Any advice on the correct time to add or the amount would be welcome.

Thanks
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Re: Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby ginger » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:48 pm

Adnams have produced a lager last based on Earl Grey:

https://www.masterofmalt.com/beer/adnam ... ager-beer/

On draft I remember this stuff was very drinkable - like a light summer ale but was surprisingly strong!

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Re: Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:18 pm

Just one thing, if you boil the tea wouldn't that make it more bitter and create more tannins.
I would have though infusing after the boil would be better
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Re: Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby brugen » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:12 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

Since posting this I've come across this reference to Earl Grey in brewing. http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewto ... =5&t=11948

He suggests for a 23l batch 25g tea cold infused overnight before the brewday and 40g dry hopped.

I think I'll give that a go.
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Re: Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby mashy » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:29 am

Is this added to the fermenter then?

I guess the main thing you are adding is tannin & nose - I can see why this would work.
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Re: Earl Grey Tea

Unread postby brugen » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:11 pm

Yup. Both into the fermenter. The cold tea at fermentation start and the dry hop in secondary.
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