Marmalade: The Secret of Eternal Life.

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I have added a 454g jar to a few brews just to try and give that slight citrus taste to especially english style beers. It does add a slight taste or orange but never used more than that amount
 

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I have added a 454g jar to a few brews just to try and give that slight citrus taste to especially english style beers. It does add a slight taste or orange but never used more than that amount
Don't waste your time and money with Mandarina Bavaria hops. I found them very disappointing. Might be alright for a pils or very pale ale, but easily overwhelmed.
 

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Already been the AA and you are spot on very muted flavour in Mandarina as you say it would really have to be in a light beer with no crystal to detect it as you say it would be ok in lagers/pseudo but on its own or the dominant hop as it would get swamped by anything else
 

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I've added a jar, 454g, of Aldi's cheapest 27p marmalade to a few Wherry kits and also a wheat beer. Adds a subtle orange and bitter note which I like enough to repeat. The wheat beer also used a Hartley's orange jelly pack which added quite a bit of flavour and is also to my taste. I've done a blackcurrant jam and liquorice stout with Bramling X hops which was really good. A version of that with a jelly pack has turned out less well.
 

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I added 900g of marmalade to a dark Porter / Stout beer and it was very good. Marmalade was made from a kit I picked up in Lakeland the last time I was dragged around the kitchen shop in Bowness on Windermere.

Also added around half that to a Belgian Wit in lieu of Orange peel with good results.
 

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Prima Donna hops give a distinct marmalade flavour.
Tescos finest orange blossom honey also gives an orangey zing to a brew.
Currently sat here with a tankard of orange blossom honey ale. Yummm...
 

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Prima Donna hops give a distinct marmalade flavour.
Tescos finest orange blossom honey also gives an orangey zing to a brew.
Currently sat here with a tankard of orange blossom honey ale. Yummm...
Oh... do you have a recipe?
 

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Oh... do you have a recipe?
For a 4 gallon brew:

GRAIN: 6Lb pale malt, 8 oz torrified wheat, 7 oz crystal 145, 1 oz chocolate malt.

BOIL: Peel of 1 orange (80m)
40g EKG (15m)
40g EKG (0m)
2 jars Tescos finest orange blossom honey (0m)

YEAST: Gervin
OG: 1050
FG: 1010
ABV: 5.2%
 

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For a 4 gallon brew:

GRAIN: 6Lb pale malt, 8 oz torrified wheat, 7 oz crystal 145, 1 oz chocolate malt.

BOIL: Peel of 1 orange (80m)
40g EKG (15m)
40g EKG (0m)
2 jars Tescos finest orange blossom honey (0m)

YEAST: Gervin
OG: 1050
FG: 1010
ABV: 5.2%
Sounds lovely. Did you intend First Gold rather than EKG in view of your earlier post?
 

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Sounds lovely. Did you intend First Gold rather than EKG in view of your earlier post?
I would have used it for the 0m addition but I'd run out of it (homegrowm) when I made this brew. Don't think the orange peel had much effect either. Bit of an experiment, as was not having an 80m hop addition. I was going for a hopefully floral effect from the EKG to add to the orange from the honey.
Hang on a minute, it's 11.30 already so I'll just have another one to double check.
 

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Sounds very tasty, I liked tesco's orange blossom honey in mead so shoudl give this one a go at some stage.

That recipe is extremely close to my bitter recipe now that I've converted it to metric. Seems you're using UK gallons so it's an 18L batch?
 
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Don't waste your time and money with Mandarina Bavaria hops. I found them very disappointing. Might be alright for a pils or very pale ale, but easily overwhelmed.
They work well in a witbier but I agree they are subtle
 

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That recipe is extremely close to my bitter recipe now that I've converted it to metric. Seems you're using UK gallons so it's an 18L batch?
Yes, 18L, though I often get my volumes wrong and end up with nearer 20L. Downside, slightly weaker beer, upside, more bottles!
Appologies also for the mixed imperial/metric measures - our big kitchen scales are in ounces, small ones (best for hops) are in both but the metric is easier to measure (who wants to weigh out 7/8 of an ounce?)
 

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Yes, 18L, though I often get my volumes wrong and end up with nearer 20L. Downside, slightly weaker beer, upside, more bottles!
Appologies also for the mixed imperial/metric measures - our big kitchen scales are in ounces, small ones (best for hops) are in both but the metric is easier to measure (who wants to weigh out 7/8 of an ounce?)
It's ok, I use ounces when baking, especially with the kids as it's easier for them to count. I saw the hops in grams but the spilt units didn't actually occur to me. :-)
 

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Appologies also for the mixed imperial/metric measures - our big kitchen scales are in ounces, small ones (best for hops) are in both but the metric is easier to measure (who wants to weigh out 7/8 of an ounce?)
Don't see a problem with weighing out 14 drams on the old alchemy balance.
 

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