- Sep 16, 2012
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Crazy question: I like piney hops. Has anyone tried putting pine sap, pine tar or pine bark in their brew? If so, how much did you use? How did it turn out?
He uses hops in the DIPA. but I never thought to ask him how much/what type/etc. I don't drink it much, as it's a big beer alright.That is a BIG beer; 8.6% ABV - 103 IBUs. Do you know if he uses any hops or just spruce tips?
Oh, I just remembered!!!! I'm going to see him next Saturday and I'll try to ask him. It's at a beer festival, though, and his booth is usually very very swamped. If I can't ask him on Saturday, please remind me and I'll shoot him a message on Facebook. Or if you are a Facebook person, you could send him a message and just ask him directly. Tell him that you're a friend of mine, and if he's telling, he'll tell you!That is a BIG beer; 8.6% ABV - 103 IBUs. Do you know if he uses any hops or just spruce tips?
No, I don't think so unless he's going to be at the NHC in Philly. My "beer travel budget" has been slashed by management , so I'm not out and about all that much any more. If I see that he'll be at NHC, I'll let you know, though.hey Yoop, not to get too off subject but you gonna be talking to M. Ferguson anytime soon? if so, PM me. I'd like to shoot one of my early inspirations an email or something.
Smells like turpentine because that is where turpentine comes from! It is distilled from pine sap, and what is leftover is used for rosin (for baseballs, bowling balls, violin bows etc.)Greek Retsina is flavored with Aleppo Pine resin. Aleppo pines grow in the US, but I have yet to find a source for the resin. I would suspect you could add it to beer. If you've never had Retsina, best thing to say is it is an acquired taste, and I have acquired it. Others wonder how anyone can drink a wine that tastes like Listerine and smells like turpentine.
Spruce is very easily found- but probably not in Texas. I don't think I've ever seen any spruce trees in TX.Sorry. Just got back home.
I am curious about the spruce beer. Is spruce something easily found?
It has a distinct "pine tree" taste. Well not a pine really, because it's spruce which isn't a pine. But using the spruce tips gives the beer that spruce flavor.What exactly does spruce add to the beer?
I'm certainly game for trying things out. Is it worthwhile to search for? Or should I keep hoping to find myself living in the Rockies again?
Obviously not something I might easily find around these parts?