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Green Chili Beerito

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Green Chili Beerito

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Beer Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (21A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


One of the advantages of running the Oregon State Fair competition has been access to winning recipes -- and the permission to reproduce them at will. The following beer took 1st Place in the Specialty Beer category, and is, I thought, a really tasty item. Ken Kane, of Portland, seems to brew nothing but spiced and fruit beers, and has gotten quite innovative and skillful at it. If memory serves, he's won this category repeatedly (including a pumpernickel beer and a sage beer).

I realize there's a little information missing, but it ought to provide a good start -- and it was a really tasty beer, for those who like chili beers.


  • 7# Alexander's Pale extract
  • 1# Dextrin malt
  • 1# Vienna (presumably Briess)
  • 1/4 oz Kent Golding & 1/4 oz. Clusters after 5 min.
  • 1/4 oz KG & 1/4 oz. Clusters after 20 & 40 min.
  • 1/2 oz. Mt Hood after 58 min.
  • 2 tsp. gypsum in 60 min. boil
  • 2 whole, roasted Hatch Chiis & 2 oz. chopped New Mexico chilis

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The grains are mashed at 122F for 30 min; 152F for 10 min; 158F for 20 minutes.

Fermented at 65F for 10 days with Whitbred Lager yeast.