Iron brewer

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Iron brewer

Here in PA, the local home brew club is running an iron brewer contest.  Concept is you get 3 items that must be used in your beer.  Need some help, the 3 ingredients selected are:

juniper berry


mandarina Bavaria hops


My thought is a pale ale similar to rogues.  

Also thought of a pilsner with juniper and orange peel.

any other ideas?





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The Juniper / Rice / and

The Juniper / Rice / and Bavaria make me want to think something Gin inspired. That might just be because I'm obsessed with those flavors though. :) Maybe a Rice Wit with the Juniper, Coriander, Orange, etc.

To close this out, I ended up

To close this out, I ended up doing a gin and tonic blonde ale.   I made a blonde ale with the manderina baveria hops and used flaked rice for 2 of the three ingrediants.  For the juniper, I created a tincture of juniper berry, coriander, lemon, lime, and orange zest.  I added the citrus juice as well as a 200 ml bottle of gin.  Steeped for a week.  I bottled a gallon using 30 ml of the tincture for the 16  oz bottle.  The rest of the blonde is on tap.   Came in 4th in the people choice voting.  Tasty,

Lee in
Lebanon PA