I’m brewing Albea Cerevisiae - an old polish recipe for a white beer with herbs.
I added some herbs to the boil, but didn’t get much of the flavor and aroma I wanted. Now I want to dry-herb my beer in the secondary.
I’m thinking of 3 ways to sanitize the additives:
- Pasteurization - but I’m worried that the essentials oils are too volatile and will loose them.
- Soaking in high percentage alcohol and adding the solution to the fermenter - but I’m worried of having a flavor of a strong alcohol.
- As above but in Star San - but I’m worried about pH drop and unwanted flavors.
What would you recommend?