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Old 07-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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I've been experimenting with strange beers lately, and I've been trying to find spices for gruit. Specifically yarrow and bog myrtle (sweet gail). I can't even find seed to grow it myself. The closest I could find was dried up yarrow pedals on amazon. Any leads? I might have to just use my 22lbs of malt for something else if I can't find these damn spices, lol

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Old 07-02-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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Pretty shure midwest supplies has it or Northern Brewer maybe. I got the gail ordered through midwest i think. And used yarrow from a health food store. My beer was all lemony from it.That stuff goes a long way.I went under the suggested recipe also with the yarrow,but got a pretty strong lemon from it.Not shure if its from not using hops though which could have gave it the lemon tartness. Good summer beer though,think i might have one now actually.

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. How long does this stuff keep for? I've heard gruit beer doesn't last as long as beer with hops

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Well,it tastes close to what it did a year ago,but better for me now than before.Ive heard without hops it can sour or go tart,but this is all i know it has tasted for me.Its got a nice aroma of floral-lemon.Fresh yarrow is said to make a difference also.Maybe my dried yarrrow was aged i have no idea.Mines like a lemon shandy pale ale or something without much of any sweetness.Ive heard of differnces though so dont expect yours to turn out like mine did exactly. Maybe i just had old herbs,i dont really know.

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