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Old 04-16-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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So props to anyone who gets the reference in the name... This is a recipe for an ancient hop-less gruit. Supposedly highly-intoxicating and prone to producing amorous feelings along with being a cure for "brewer's droop"

Thanks to the folks at www.wildweeds.com for most of the ingredients. I hiked through Griffith Park in Los Angeles to collect the rest from spots where they grow wild

Malt:
10lbs British Pale Malt
8lbs Crystal 40L Malt

Boil:
1oz Marsh Rosemary
1oz Sweet Gale
1oz Wild Yarrow
1oz Mugwort
1oz White Sage

Dry-"Hop"
1oz Marsh Rosemary
1oz Sweet Gale
1oz Wild Yarrow
1oz Rosemary (regular rosemary, not marsh rosemary)

Yeast:
White Labs 566 Belgian Saison II

Mash at 154
Ferment at 78F
Add dry-hop bag after kräusen drops

Starting gravity: 1.075
Finishing gravity: 1.018

Tastes unlike anything I've ever had before, almost bittersweet with a tart tang to it. Very tasty... I've only had a taste at bottling, so I haven't noticed any of the purported side-effects yet...

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Do all the herbs you use in the boil go in right at the start, I'm guessing? Definitely post a followup once your bottles get carbing, I'm curious!

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Yep, 60 min boil for the herbs. You want to use them to bitter.

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