Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer Recipe

Welcome to the world of Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer Recipe! This unique beer recipe combines the vibrant flavors of coriander, lime, and a touch of spice, resulting in a refreshing and aromatic brew. Whether you’re a seasoned homebrewer or a beer enthusiast looking to explore new flavors, this recipe offers a delightful twist to your brewing repertoire. Get ready to embark on a flavorful journey and craft your very own batch of Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer.

Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer

The flavours in this unusual beer work surprisingly well together. With notes of spice and citrus, and a hoppy aroma, it is a great beer to enjoy with spicy food.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
To Ferment28 days
Course: Beer
Cuisine: Mixed Styles
Keyword: Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer
Servings: 40 Pints
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Dan Smullen

Equipment

  • 1 Mash tun or large pot
  • 1 Brew kettle or large pot
  • 1 Fermenter (e.g., glass carboy)
  • 1 Airlock
  • 1 Thermometer
  • 1 Brewing spoon or paddle
  • 1 Strainer or mesh bag
  • 1 Hydrometer or refractometer for measuring specific gravity
  • 1 Racking cane or siphon
  • 1 Tubing or hose
  • 1 Sanitizing solution
  • 1 Brewing thermometer
  • 1 Fermentation chamber or temperature control system
  • 1 Bottles or kegging equipment for storing the finished beer
  • 1 Bottle capper or kegging system
  • 1 Bottle caps or kegging accessories
  • 1 Brewing software or recipe calculator (optional but helpful for recipe formulation and calculations)

Ingredients

For the Mash – Liquor 12.5 Litres (22 Pints) – Mash Time 1 hr – Temperature 65°c/149 °F

  • 8.13 lb Pale malt Quantity 4kg
  • 1.2 lb Carapils Quantity 500g
  • 1.2 lb Wheat malt Quantity 500g

For the Boil – 27 Litres (47½ Pints) – Boil Time 1 hr – 10 mins

  • oz (Hops) Magnum 16% When to add – At start of boil (IBU 35.4)
  • oz (Hops) Liberty 4.5% When to add – For last 30 mins of boil (IBU 1.7)
  • 1 oz (Hops) Liberty 4.5% When to add – At turn off (IBU0.0)
  • tsp  Protofloc   Other – When to add – For last 15 mins of boil
  • 1 oz Coriander seeds, crushed Other – When to add – For last 10 mins of boil

To Ferment – 18°C (64°F) – Conditioning 2 weeks at 12°C (54°F)

  • 1 White Labs WLP001 California Ale
  • oz (Hops) Styrian Golding Bobek (Hops) – When to add – After 4 days, leave for about 1 week
  • 4 stalks (Hops) Dried lemongrass, crushed (Hops) – When to add – As above
  • ¼ oz (Hops) Dried kaffir lime leaves (Hops) – When to add – As above
  • oz (Hops) Fresh ginger, grated (Hops) – When to add – As above

Instructions

Mash:

  • In a mash tun or large pot, combine 12.5 liters (22 pints) of water with the pale malt, carapils, and wheat malt.
  • Maintain a mash temperature of 65°C (149°F) for 1 hour.

Boil:

  • Transfer the mash to a brew kettle or another large pot.
  • Add 27 liters (47½ pints) of water to the brew kettle.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and maintain the boil for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  • Add ⅔ oz of Magnum hops at the start of the boil.
  • After 40 minutes of boiling, add ⅓ oz of Liberty hops.
  • At the end of the boil, turn off the heat and add 1 oz of Liberty hops.
  • Stir in 1 tsp of Protofloc and 1 oz of crushed coriander seeds during the last 15 minutes of the boil.

Fermentation:

  • Cool the boiled mixture to a fermentation temperature of 18°C (64°F).
  • Transfer the mixture to a fermenter (such as a glass carboy) and add the White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast.
  • Seal the fermenter with an airlock and allow fermentation to occur for approximately 4 days.
  • After 4 days, add 1¾ oz of Styrian Golding Bobek hops, 4 stalks of dried lemongrass (crushed), ¼ oz of dried kaffir lime leaves, and 1¾ oz of grated fresh ginger to the fermenter.
  • Leave the mixture to ferment for about 1 week.

Conditioning:

  • After fermentation is complete, transfer the beer to a secondary fermentation vessel (such as a clean and sanitized glass carboy).
  • Condition the beer at a temperature of 12°C (54°F) for 2 weeks to allow flavors to develop and the beer to clear.
  • Once the conditioning period is over, your Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer should be ready to drink!
Makes 🍻Ready to Drink 🍺Estimated ABVBitterness RatingColor Rating
23 Litres (40 Pints)4 Weeks5.1%37.1 IBU9 EBC

Unique Flavor Combination

The Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer recipe offers a truly unique flavor combination that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. The infusion of coriander, lime, and a touch of spice creates a refreshing and aromatic brew that stands out from traditional beer styles. If you’re looking to explore new and exciting flavors in your homebrewing journey, this recipe is a must-try.

Perfect Pairing for Spicy Food

One of the highlights of this beer is its versatility as a pairing for spicy food. The flavors in the Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer complement and enhance the heat of spicy dishes, creating a delightful balance on your palate. Whether you’re enjoying a spicy curry, tacos, or flavorful Thai cuisine, this beer will elevate your dining experience to a whole new level.

Crafted with Care and Precision

Crafting this Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer requires attention to detail and a passion for the brewing process. From the mash to the fermentation and conditioning, every step is thoughtfully designed to ensure the flavors harmonize perfectly. The use of quality ingredients, such as fresh coriander seeds, lime leaves, and ginger, adds depth and complexity to the final brew.

Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Brewing Repertoire

By brewing the Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer, you have the opportunity to impress your friends and fellow beer enthusiasts. This recipe showcases your creativity and willingness to explore unconventional flavors. Share the joy of savoring this unique beer with friends and family, and let them appreciate your brewing skills.

A Refreshing Twist to Your Homebrew Collection

If you’re seeking a break from traditional beer styles, this recipe provides a refreshing twist to your homebrew collection. The Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer adds diversity and excitement to your lineup, ensuring there’s always something new and intriguing to enjoy. Expand your horizons and embrace the flavors of this enticing brew.

FAQ on Making this Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer Recipe

What is the estimated ABV of the Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer?

The estimated ABV of the Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer is 5.1%.

How long does it take to ferment this beer?

The beer typically takes approximately 4 days for primary fermentation, followed by an additional 1 week with the Styrian Golding Bobek hops, dried lemongrass, dried kaffir lime leaves, and fresh grated ginger added.

What hops are used in the boil and when are they added?

In the boil, the recipe calls for Magnum hops to be added at the start for bitterness, Liberty hops to be added for the last 30 minutes, and Liberty hops again at turn off.

How long should the beer condition after fermentation?

The Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer should condition for 2 weeks at 12°C (54°F) after primary fermentation is complete.

What type of yeast is recommended for this recipe?

The recipe recommends using White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast.

What is the recommended temperature for fermentation?

The recommended temperature for fermentation is 18°C (64°F).

How much coriander is used in the recipe?

The recipe calls for 1 ounce of crushed coriander seeds to be added during the last 10 minutes of the boil.

Are there any specific instructions for crushing the coriander seeds?

No specific instructions are provided for crushing the coriander seeds. You can use a mortar and pestle or another suitable method to crush them.

Can the beer be enjoyed immediately after conditioning, or does it require additional aging?

After conditioning, the beer can be enjoyed, but it may benefit from additional aging to allow flavors to develop further.

What is the approximate bitterness rating of the beer?

The Spiced Coriander and Lime Beer has an approximate bitterness rating of 37.1 IBU (International Bitterness Units).

Dan Smullen Beer is my life profile

Hi, I'm Dan, founder of BeerIsMyLife. I've been an avid homebrewer for over ten years, and beer is my true passion. I've traveled all over the world, visiting breweries, tasting beer, as well as making my own batches. I set up this blog to share that experience with you.

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