Cucumber and Lemonbalm

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  1. Jul 14, 2019 #1

    MartinHaworth

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    Hi Folks,

    The September beer competition for Norwich Amateur Brewers will be on the theme of 'fruit'.

    I'm toying with the idea of doing something with cucumber and lemonbalm.

    Not got much further yet.......

    So, I'm thinking of a saison - light and refreshing. Not too much in the way of hops, but them soaking a grated cucumber + lemonbalm in gin for a couple days and adding it to the FV towards the end..

    What do you folks think?

    Cheers

    Martin
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019 #2

    MartinHaworth

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    Ok, I get it, you all think it's a bad call...

    Anyone got any other left field fruit/beer suggestions then?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 #3

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    I do think it's a bad call, but why not give it a whirl!? In particular I can't see the cucumber working. Lemon balm, yes.

    I'm not the biggest fan of fruit beers but how about:
    Kiwi wheat
    Apricot pale ale
    Pomegranate Saison

    Saw a recipe for peach pilsner earlier. Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for this @Oneflewover. I looked at the GH Kiwi wheat, and thought it was a shockingly bad idea. I thought cucumber was saner.......

    Ooooo! What about chilli! That's a fruit!
     
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    @stigman sent me a cracking chilli impy for the March competition. Maybe get that kveik going again if he'll share the recipe!?!
     
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    I'll gladly share the recipe with you if you like but one thing I will say is "never, never, ever put cucumber in a beer" I had one from thornbridge a while ago and it's then only beer I've ever poured down the sink. DON'T DO IT!
     
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