12 Brews of Christmas: #5 Blood Orange Tea
On the fifth day of Christmas… I am racking them up, people. Five brews in five days!
For awhile I’ve been thinking that beer making is nothing more than making a pot of tea, adding yeast and sugar and you are good to go. SO that’s what I did with a slight twist.
A few weeks ago I bought some heavenly smelling blood orange tea at the Farmer’s Market. (The vendor is actually World Flavorz Spice Company and they also have a store in Pasadena.) I used a smidge of this in my crazy herbal brew from a few days ago. This time around it was the star of the show.
I placed 3 teaspoons in cheese cloth steeper and added it to 51 ounces of boiling water. I also added 3/4 cups of dark Brown sugar. I let this concoction steep for 30 minutes then I added .05 oz of Mosaic Hops. I think the floral quality of the Mosaic will pair nicely with the fruity aromatics of the tea.
After cool down I added some more of my grab bag yeast that I told you about a few days ago.
So I’ve got five batches bubbling away in their fermenters. I suddenly realized that I don’t have 7 more fermenters for this project so I need to pay a visit to the brew shop or I might be down to making only 16 oz batches at a time. Hmmn.
See you tomorrow.