Posts Tagged spruce beer
I’m making a beer this weekend using spruce extract, so I decided to test it last night to get an idea of the amount to include. The bottle recommended 1 tsp. per gallon, so I poured a half-liter of light lager and added 1/8 of a tsp.
Holy Christmas Tree! It was like sucking on a pine. It was drinkable, but it was piney. So, I’ll be cutting waaaaaay back on the actual recipe. I’m thinking about using 5% of the recommended dose, so 1/4 tsp. in a full 5 gallon batch.
It’s always a good idea to test any concentrated flavor extracts before you add them to your beer. I tried to make a cherry beer once with candy flavoring.