View Full Version : Need sugestions for an Asian theme ale
08-31-2008, 09:29 AM
The Master sushi chef at work want's some kind of ale to serve at a private party in late December. Does not have to be some wimpy Asian lager or anything, just needs something to tie it in too Japanese cuisine.
I don't want to get too crazy or experimental as I only have one go at it.
Could definitely use some suggestions. Would Miso taste horrible in a wheat? Rice based ApA? I Really need help.
08-31-2008, 09:34 AM
08-31-2008, 09:37 AM
Funny as hell, but I don't think Fumi would appreciate the humor.
08-31-2008, 09:57 AM
I was deperately looking or an "Enola Gay Ale", but for some strange reason, no one brews it ;)
08-31-2008, 10:12 AM
Make a Ginger Beer.
08-31-2008, 11:36 AM
08-31-2008, 12:55 PM
Ginger and rice sound about right... maybe bitterness only with the hops and use some other herbs for flavor/aroma. Could even get real crazy and use a saki yeast strain.
08-31-2008, 02:53 PM
Blend in some green tea in secondary
08-31-2008, 06:27 PM
Yeah I would say do Ginger pale or just a Green Tea pale. I don't think Miso would taste good in a beer. But I cant stand Miso soup, so I guess my opinion isn't worth much there.
maybe something smoked or a pale ale with some mild spicy Asian peppers in it.
08-31-2008, 07:34 PM
Green Tea....hmmmm. Maybe a green tea wheat with Sorachi Ace hops.
08-31-2008, 07:57 PM
I think I'll call it Fumilicious. Recipe for 5.25 gallons, 90min boil. Light body. Should go nice with sushi.
Amount Item Type % or IBU
6 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
6 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 50.00 %
0.25 oz Sorachi Ace [13.00 %] (90 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 13.3 IBU
0.50 oz Sorachi Ace [13.00 %] (15 min) Hops 11.2 IBU
0.50 oz Sorachi Ace [13.00 %] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
0.75 oz Sorachi Ace [13.00 %] (0 min) Hops -
Now should I add the green tea to the boil or secondary? How much should I use?
09-01-2008, 12:41 AM
Add it to secondary. As to the amount, I'm going to say about a quart.
Here's what Randy Mosher has to say on the subject:
Get a pipette or small syringe graduated in some small amount, like one-tenth of a milliliter, and a small measure such as a shot glass. Calibrate with a line indicating 1 ounce.
Use a small amount of the intended beer for the test. Pour an ounce of the beer into the shot glass. Withdraw a small amount of the potion into the pipette, take a wild guess as to how much to start with, and add it to the shot glass. Stir well and taste.
My wild guess is a quart for the whole batch. If you actually go through the process Mosher describes, multiply the amount you added to the shot glass by 640, that's how many milliliters you should add to the 5 gallon batch.
09-01-2008, 06:51 PM
wow. thats more science than I would put to it. but I guess if it works it works.
That sounds really good, and looks like it would go great with sushi. I'll be curious to hear how the green tea turns out.
09-03-2008, 03:06 PM
These guys specialize in "Asian inspired" beers. The ginger pale ale seems to fit what you are looking for.
09-03-2008, 03:09 PM
represents a major advancement in Asian style beer. It is a complex beer brewed with palm sugar and pandan leaves, two essential ingredients used in Southeast Asian cuisine. This is a truly unique and flavorful beer that you will enjoy. Pandan Brown Ale is a dark, full-bodied beer that will complement spicy Thai and Indian curries, as well as savory Filipino and Indonesian stews.
That sounds pretty damn good
09-03-2008, 04:02 PM
y'all might recall this one:
Hitachino Nest Real Ginger Ale
A dose of fresh ginger roots added to the brewkettle creates an intriguing mix of ginger, malt-sweetness , and citruslike aromas and flavors Hoppy dryness is very subdued with ginger-sweet-spicey notes dominating throughout to the very finish.
can't say that I was super impressed with the flavor profile.
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