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Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 238
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've always used corriander seed in it's whole form. Anyone ever try crushing it?

BV
 

Christopher Allen
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Username: Treeboy

Post Number: 35
Registered: 01-2007
Posted From: 130.39.215.236
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 04:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, I always crush it. I thought that was kinda standard.
 

George Schmidt
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Username: Gschmidt

Post Number: 707
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 63.73.69.132
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 04:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like it ground into a fine powder.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ~~Robert A. Heinlein: The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
 

ChriSto
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Username: Christo

Post Number: 183
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 216.176.226.154
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 05:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is a tremendous difference in crushed vs. non-crushed in terms of aroma and flavor.

First time I made a saison I didn't crush (1 oz.) and went, hmm, it's there but not a lot. Next time I added 2 oz. and thought pretty good. Third time (the charm) went back to 1 oz. and crushed it (really just cracked open) and POW! Lots of corriander - really too much. I now use 3/4 oz. crushed and last two saisons have been perfect (for my taste anyway).
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 808
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 67.153.37.2
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

YEs Crush the seeds. I have used both a mortise and pestle and a small coffee grinder.
 

Christopher Allen
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Username: Treeboy

Post Number: 36
Registered: 01-2007
Posted From: 130.39.215.236
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 08:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am kinda ghetto and just throw it in a ziploc bag and smack it around with a rubber mallet a good bit. Does the trick for me.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 239
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.81.178.93
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, you guys are right. I don't know what I was thinking.

Thanks.

BV
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2522
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.41
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 08:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or, you could bury them in dirt and grow cilantro...

Do you use whole oranges too?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 6801
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 09:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, coriander is merely cilantro that has been allowed to flower and go to seed. The leaves are also sometimes known as Chinese parsley. It's a very versatile herb used in Indian, Mexican and Southeast Asian cuisine, as well as Belgian brewing. I've seen it available at garden shops and nurseries for spring planting. It's an annual, but sometimes it will reseed itself for the next season.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 810
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 67.153.37.2
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BV - Did you not expect people to answer the question?
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 835
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 65.4.248.171
Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like my coriander like my grain . . aggressively cracked, but not pulverized to total flour. The last wit I brewed 2 months ago was just right using 2 oz. of crushed seed in a 10 gallon batch.