Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wife Beer Update (Follow Directions!!!)

I have learned my lesson. If someone says peels from two lemons should be plenty to get good lemon flavor, then use two lemons - not three. Not being one with alot of patience, I opened a bottle of the Lemon Lingerie hefeweizen after only one week in the bottle. Though still young and needs a few more weeks to age, I thought it was awful. WAY too much lemon - very bitter and sour. Almost tastes like chemicals or artificial flavor. Erika seemed to like it so far though since she likes lemon so much. We'll see what she thinks after it ages a few more weeks. I know for sure I'll hate it. So if she can drink it that's great. Otherwise down the drain.

Time to go back to real beers! Once the weather cools a bit I'll start another batch of brown ale and maybe start thinking of a good Christmas beer recipe.


ErikaC said...

I'm thinking your Lemon Lingerie might be a good beer to cook with. There is a traditional Belgian dish called Kip En Bier, chicken braised in beer. With the heavy lemon notes, it would lend a nice flavor to chicken sausage, too.

Karlis said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I found a recipe for Kip Ein Bier and made it for dinner (minus the mushrooms the recipe called for) It was awesome -really tender and flavorful. Thanks!!!