Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Old 18-10-2004, 02:11 PM
El Gerbo
 
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Default Beer brewer needs help with bergamot

I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric

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Old 18-10-2004, 02:46 PM
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El Gerbo wrote:
I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric


You just want the oil? What kiind of beer are you brewing, if I may ask?
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El Gerbo wrote:
I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric


You just want the oil? What kiind of beer are you brewing, if I may ask?
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Old 18-10-2004, 04:00 PM
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You should call it Budgreyser.

Sasha.

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I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric



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Old 18-10-2004, 04:00 PM
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You should call it Budgreyser.

Sasha.

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I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric





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Old 19-10-2004, 04:15 AM
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It needn't be just the oil. I figured that would be the easiest thing
to find.

I'm brewing a Belgian Wit, the recipes for which often include orange
peel. I thought I'd try something a little different.

Thanks-
Eric


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El Gerbo wrote:
I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric


You just want the oil? What kiind of beer are you brewing, if I may ask?

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Old 21-10-2004, 06:17 PM
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Won't the oil have a bad effect of the head/head retantion of the Wit?

Are you putting in the boiling wort or in the secondary? If you put
it in the boiling wort won't the fragrance be diminished? Maybe
not...

How about using some Earl Grey?

I would suggest spliting the batch to see the difference.

Rene'

(El Gerbo) wrote in message . com...
I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric

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Won't the oil have a bad effect of the head/head retantion of the Wit?

Are you putting in the boiling wort or in the secondary? If you put
it in the boiling wort won't the fragrance be diminished? Maybe
not...

How about using some Earl Grey?

I would suggest spliting the batch to see the difference.

Rene'

(El Gerbo) wrote in message . com...
I'm a homebrewer and would like to use bergamot in a recipe. I've
been looking for bergamot oil, but everything I find is intended for
aromatherapeutic (ie external) use.

What kind of bergamot oil is used to flavor earl gray? Do any of you
know sources for food grade bergamot?

Thanks!

Eric

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Old 22-10-2004, 01:15 AM
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rderieux wrote:
Won't the oil have a bad effect of the head/head retantion of the Wit?

Are you putting in the boiling wort or in the secondary? If you put
it in the boiling wort won't the fragrance be diminished? Maybe
not...

How about using some Earl Grey?

I would suggest spliting the batch to see the difference.


Using Earl Grey Tea would only add two elements rather than one, i.e.
the Oil and the Tea. While it is true that head retention can be an
issue with Beer brewed with Oily substances, such as chocolate, it is
done. I think some Roasted Barley (not much, maybe a few tablespoons)
helps with head retention. I wouldn't imagine the scent of the oil
would be strongly affected using Earl Grey as a control group. I would
suggest splitting on different amounts of oil. Finding out how much oil
is in a cup of tea might also be helpful for guessing an amount.

Steve
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rderieux wrote:
Won't the oil have a bad effect of the head/head retantion of the Wit?

Are you putting in the boiling wort or in the secondary? If you put
it in the boiling wort won't the fragrance be diminished? Maybe
not...

How about using some Earl Grey?

I would suggest spliting the batch to see the difference.


Using Earl Grey Tea would only add two elements rather than one, i.e.
the Oil and the Tea. While it is true that head retention can be an
issue with Beer brewed with Oily substances, such as chocolate, it is
done. I think some Roasted Barley (not much, maybe a few tablespoons)
helps with head retention. I wouldn't imagine the scent of the oil
would be strongly affected using Earl Grey as a control group. I would
suggest splitting on different amounts of oil. Finding out how much oil
is in a cup of tea might also be helpful for guessing an amount.

Steve


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