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Kilning Before Fermenting

DistillingJim

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I've grown some Perique (varietal) to turn into Perique (processed). Is there any benefit to kilning this or just start fermenting it when its colour cured?
 

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Just begin after color-curing. You can even frogleg leaf that has mostly color-cured, but the stems are still green. I've made Perique from kilned leaf, and I don't think it makes a difference.

Bob
 
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