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Old 06-13-2012, 04:07 AM   #11
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found the answer in another thread, disreguard my last post.

Any suggestions on Northern European herbs, fruits etc that might be fun to use?

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #12
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Any suggestions on Northern European herbs, fruits etc that might be fun to use?
Off the top of my head would be apples, dandelion, lingonberry, juniper berries.
I lnow you can make a very nice wine with beets so maybe those too
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #13
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For fruits: Lingonberry, cloudberry, bilberry, juniper berry, Blackberry, blueberry, black currants, ash berry, hawthorn berry, salmon berry, cranberry, cherry, apple, crabapple. For spices: caraway, fennel, anise, liquorice, black spruce, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen.

I'm not sure when spices like cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice made it to scandinavian countries, but there are MANY scandinavian recipes for food & drink that have those 3 spices in them & they've been used for a few hundred years.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:23 AM   #14
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For fruits: Lingonberry, cloudberry, bilberry, juniper berry, Blackberry, blueberry, black currants, ash berry, hawthorn berry, salmon berry, cranberry, cherry, apple, crabapple. For spices: caraway, fennel, anise, liquorice, black spruce, peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen.

I'm not sure when spices like cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice made it to scandinavian countries, but there are MANY scandinavian recipes for food & drink that have those 3 spices in them & they've been used for a few hundred years.
Regards, GF.
To add, for lakrits, you need to specify, not licorice root, but anise. Birch bark was also used in old Scandinavian brewing practices. Also hyldebær; or elderberries, and their flowers are very commonly used in mine and other Scandinavian households.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #15
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Just got very excited in addition to this post, and I now have ripe hyldebær. Ready to get to work!

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Just got very excited in addition to this post, and I now have ripe hyldebær. Ready to get to work!

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:45 AM   #17
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I've never heard of most of these herbs/fruits. Are they available in the supermartket or should I look else where? just found my buddy is allergic to juniper berries so that's out.

brewed another batch of orginal mead experiment today. Mixed all the ingredigants togethere at the start this time. saving 3lbs of honey to add later along with fresh blackberries, if i can find them, and used red star champagne yeast instead of Wyeast Sweet mead this time.

Still planning to make two 3 gallon batches of something different in the near future. I think vikings would like a variety of meads.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:59 AM   #18
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That we do. LOL

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:18 PM   #19
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good to see that authentic vikings approve. What do you think i should create noble warrior?

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #20
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Whatever tastes good! That's pretty much the answer any of us would give. I enjoy tart orange meads, Sweet melomels and EVERYTHING in between! I'm working on an orange/blackberry variant right now. Deep, deep coloring. But amazingly supple. I shall be using this at blot for Yule. Should be a hit with, well, everybody.


CHEERS!


P.S. Sorry for not responding sooner. I guess I didn't get an alert to this thread. lol

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