I'm going to brew a cream stout this weekend, and want to make it a little different by adding some vanilla bean and sweet orange peal to the recipe. I've never worked with either ingredient, so I don't have any idea what constitutes a reasonable amount for a 5 gallon batch. Does anyone with experience using either of these additions have any recommendations?

Tags: orange, stout, vanilla

Views: 55

Replies to This Discussion

I have used lemon zest before and would consider using orange zest for sure. I would definitely try fresh orange zest if you have a "zester". Probably 3-4 oranges would give you enough zest 1-2 oz. that may be enough to overcome the strong malt flavors without being overbearing. I also just used a package of orange bitters from my LHBS in a Belgian wit that ended up with a decent orange flavor. You can add zest at the end of the boil to reduce boil off of the flavorful essential oils and if it's not strong enough you can add more in secondary. I have never used vanilla bean before but you could find some answers on homebrewtalk.com. I probably wouldn't use vanilla beans until secondary and let the stout condition on it. Hope this helps! Happy brewing!

Joe

RDWHAHB

I've added Orange to a wheat beer in the past to add a bit of extra flavour.  Really nice in the summer on the deck.  What I used was one large orange per gallon.  I put in whole orange slices with peel, but know that generally they recommend zest and maybe the juice depending on the recipe.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jay D replied to Vince's discussion college:problem with procrastination
"1. Two things, first of all you need motivation. Take some time and ask yourself why you want to graduate. If you cant find a answer, thats a answer too and you should draw the consequence of it. If you find a answer, well congratulations you have…"
30 minutes ago
Native Son replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
"Oh, oh...now we'll have a subthread on salted or sweet butter!"
53 minutes ago
Max replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"That made no sense. I don't see the logic of angry being the root of manhood. I've never walked into a room and seen a guy angrily sharpening his nails on a tree. You seem to be bouncing all over the place with really loosely connected…"
1 hour ago
Jeremy updated their profile
1 hour ago
Mike replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
"Black...sometimes I'll have it with milk, but I've never tried butter! Do you need to get a specific type of butter? Are you trolling?  I get coffee delivered fortnightly, ground beans from all over the world and its always a new…"
1 hour ago
Wayne replied to Andrew's discussion How do you take your coffee? I prefer it black with a slice of butter in it.
"I prefer black but I can't drink it that way anymore. Black coffee gives me heartburn now so I drink it with a touch of honey or cream to weight it down some."
1 hour ago
Mike replied to Tim's discussion Male vanity.
"There's definetley a line to draw when it comes to vanity, checking your form in the mirror while at the gym isn't it.  Where I'm from we don't get much sun throughout the year, and only a few weeks in the summer when you…"
1 hour ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Custom Motorcycles
"I like it, nice and clean."
1 hour ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service