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Old 06-25-2006, 04:21 AM   #1
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Anyone ever come across Gruit? The recipe looks kind of interesting...I may give it a shot as a truly historical brew:

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Old 06-25-2006, 07:44 PM   #2
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i was just thinking about this today. looks like the possibilities are just about limitless, as far as what you can add. if you haven't yet, read through the descriptions of some of the commercial examples for an idea of what might and might not work.

seems like you need an herb or two for bittering (have to balance that malt sweetness), and then another couple for flavor.

i'm sure there are a few gruit-brewers on the form that could share their experiences. what has turned out best?

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Nice link! I like the side effects listed on the website:

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Historically, it has been said to stimulate the mind, create euphoria, and enhance sexual drive.

Now I'm definitely going to brew this!

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I've been sourcing out the ingredients and have found everything I need except the marsh rosemary...this may be a stumbling block for this style.


Anyone find a source for marsh rosemary?


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Ive been kicking around the idea of using alternative bittering ingredients, but didn't have much of a starting point. Now I do.

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BYO had an article on it... think 2 issues ago....

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I've been sourcing out the ingredients and have found everything I need except the marsh rosemary...this may be a stumbling block for this style.


Anyone find a source for marsh rosemary?


I'm looking around... here is a picture of it and it looks like there is a more common name....
http://mamba.bio.uci.edu/~pjbryant/b...ifornicum1.htm
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http://wildweeds.com/cart/cart.cfm?p...rsh%20Rosemary

If you look down at Marsh Rosemary you will see this...

Ledum palustre. OUT OF STOCK. ETA UNKNOWN. An excellent substitute is Labrador tea.

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http://wildweeds.com/cart/cart.cfm?p...rsh%20Rosemary

If you look down at Marsh Rosemary you will see this...

Ledum palustre. OUT OF STOCK. ETA UNKNOWN. An excellent substitute is Labrador tea.

Still looking....
4 oz is $9...
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this idea is too obvious for someone to have not tried it already:

anyone ever brewed a "simon & garfunkel gruit"???

what would it include? well, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, of course! anyone have any idea how that combination of herbs would play together in a beer, rather than in a song?

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