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Chili Pepper Beer


Nicolò Binda - Varese, Italy asks,

I would like to brew a chili beer with some very hot peppers I have. I just tried a chili imperial stout and I loved it! I would like to replicate it but I don’t know how to use the peppers. I think that I can use them in the boil or in the dry hop. What is the best method? And how many grams of peppers do I need to use in order to have only a spicy aftertaste?

Nicolò, I first must say grazie! I think this is the first question I have answered from an Italian homebrewer and am excited to know that you are reading BYO in Varese.
Response by Ashton Lewis.