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Old 06-15-2012, 10:58 PM   #21
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Hey Reno, I'd love to take you up on the offer to ship juniper boughs. How much would it cost? I'm Swedish and I want to try brewing this.
Hmm it might be too late. I noticed when it gets hot the berries get tiny and shriveled.

But I will certainly check.


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Old 07-09-2012, 08:44 PM   #22
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Yeah I've checked all over the valley as I passed different regions and all of the berries are either gone or all shriveled up. Let me know if you're still interested in December/January/February and I'll be sure to go searching!


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Old 09-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #23
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Well, I just harvested a bunch of fresh juniper the other day. I picked up all the ingredients from the shop I need and will be brewing tomorrow. Unfortunately, the LHBS was out of 1272, I picked up California V (WlP051) as a substitute and have it spinning on the stir plate as I type this. Any comments on the yeast substitution?

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:32 PM   #24
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Glad I found this thread. My ancestors are also Finnish (I've got a Finnish last name) and how could a homebrewer of Finnish ancestry NOT brew this? I live in NYC, so there's no backpacking out into the wilds to get branches and berries for me. Put me in line to have some shipped, or otherwise is there a place online that ships?

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:38 PM   #25
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I am really jazzed to try this. As soon as i can get my hands on some juniper I'm making some.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:55 AM   #26
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Well it's starting to cool down in the Truckee Meadows so fresh branches with berries probably aren't far away. I will start shipping some out as soon as they are available.

Funny... I was just looking around yesterday at old threads that hadn't been posted on in a while and this one caught my eye and I was looking forward to posting in it again when the weather is sahti weather. And now it has activity again the next day
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Well it's starting to cool down in the Truckee Meadows so fresh branches with berries probably aren't far away. I will start shipping some out as soon as they are available.

Funny... I was just looking around yesterday at old threads that hadn't been posted on in a while and this one caught my eye and I was looking forward to posting in it again when the weather is sahti weather. And now it has activity again the next day
I believe I was first in line when you start shipping

I am going wintergreen harvesting soon when the berries come out. If anyone wants some of that, I found a place where I could easily pick bushels.

 
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I put together a Sahti recipe of my own back in 2003, way overdoing it on the juniper also (I put the berries in primary, which was a mistake, though I did use branches in the mash tun). It was great (if way resinous) until it went infected.

I'm about an eighth Finnish (kippis!), and sadly my only grand-uncle who might have been able to source some authentic yeast died this Spring. Ah, well. I do have a friend with similar Finnish roots. If I get lucky I'll post here.

Until then I'm reformulating my own recipe with a strong nod in the direction of this one. I live in Alabama, so it's unlikely I'll be able to find any juniper branches worth using, but berries are no problem.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:32 AM   #29
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Nice. Be sure to let us know if you find a source for Finnish bread yeast!
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:33 AM   #30
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Well it's starting to cool down in the Truckee Meadows so fresh branches with berries probably aren't far away. I will start shipping some out as soon as they are available.

Funny... I was just looking around yesterday at old threads that hadn't been posted on in a while and this one caught my eye and I was looking forward to posting in it again when the weather is sahti weather. And now it has activity again the next day
I'd be in the market for juniper branches as well. I probably won't be making my Sahti till November though. If you would be able to ship my branches in mid-November let me know.



 
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