Star Anise - 1 oz (28 g)
Star Anise is widely known for its peculiar character due to the substance called anethole, found in the plant. It is responsible for the distinct aroma of such drinks as Sambuca and absinthe, among many others, with a pronounced spicy, mint, and refreshing flavour. As with most spices used for brewing, star anise is usually added at the later stages of wort boiling in order to extract most of its aroma. However, you can certainly experiment by adding the spice after primary fermentation for a more pronounced flavour extraction. The amount used will vary depending on how pronounced you want the anise character to be, however adding even sparing amounts of Stas Anise the nuances will be noticeable. The package contains 1 ounce (28 grams) of Star Anise, which is sufficient for extensive brewing experiments.
Star AniseWhen you want to add an interesting twist to your stout or porter, consider using Star Anise. This common spice is enjoying a surge in popularity both in homebrewing and professional communities, as its distinct flavour and aroma are thought to be an interesting addition to a variety of beer styles. Just a small amount of star anise can add an unexpected and very peculiar taste to a brew, making it more exciting and enjoyable.