Originally Posted by aldousbee
I'll be making this soon. just a couple of questions:
1) We do not have licorice root ( AFAIK) here, I searched for substitute, can I use anise seeds?
2) Is the wheat malted or not?
Anise is ok as a substitute. I have even used star anise to good effect. I did use malted wheat as I do not have the set up to handle unmalted (or the desire). Good luck with it.
If you would like to try licorice you can look in your local Chinatown, or if you have a good herb store close try them. But look for fresh, still supple licorice.