Peppers for use in making beer, or in pickling! These Japones chiles (also known as Santaka or Capsicum Anuun) have origins in Asia, and are a medium-hot chile that can be used in making beer. The whole peppers can be added during the boil, after fermentation, or added directly to bottles at bottling time. If beer is being aged on the peppers, a longer contact time will result in more heat taken on by the beer. Higher ABV beers will take on heat from the chiles more quickly as well. These are also useful in making Japanese tsukemono (pickles), as many recipes call for a few whole chile to be added during the pickling process.
WARNING: Be sure to keep hands away from eyes and other sensitive areas after coming in contact with the chiles. After handling the chiles, wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
- Japones chiles that can be used in making pepper beers!
- Can also be used in making Japanese tsukemono (pickles)
- A medium-hot pepper, heat increases with longer contact time and higher ABV