Chipotle in Beer

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    I use shredded chipotle a lot in cooking and thought I'd add some to a pale ale brew yesterday.
    (Chipotle is a smoked & dried jalapeno chilli pepper)
    Nothing to overpower it, just enough to give a real mellow background note. Enough s you know it's there but no more.
    The wort tasted amazing - a very subtle smokiness to it and then a slight heat tingle in the throat a minute or two later.

    I added 7g to s 20L batch 5 mins before the end of the boil along with 5g of crushed grains of paradise.

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    Oh that sounds amazing!
     
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    Hope so - either that or I have just ruined a perfectly decent american pale ale!!! :D
     
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    I love chillies, I grow an abundance every year and I'd love to use them in an all grain recipe at some point. The one chilli beer I tried I didn't really like, so I need to make it to my tastes.

    Hope it turns out well.
     
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    I've read about them being used in porters and smoked porters.
    I'm trying to keep it quite light and fragrant - we'll see!!

    Here's the recipe I used - lots of US hops.

    Ingredients:
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    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    4.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 85.1 %
    0.35 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (39.4 EBC) Grain 2 7.4 %
    0.35 kg Light Dry Extract (15.8 EBC) Dry Extract 3 7.4 %
    10.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 12.7 IBUs
    10.00 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60. Hop 5 14.8 IBUs
    0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 -
    10.00 g Cascade [8.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 3.1 IBUs
    10.00 g Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 4.2 IBUs
    7.00 g shredded chipotle (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 -
    5.00 g Seeds of Paradise (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 -
    10.00 g Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
    10.00 g Cascade [8.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
    5.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
    1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 14 -
    20.00 g Cascade [8.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
     
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    I like the sound of this...let us know how it turns out please :D
     
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    Will do!
     

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