so i know that alot of people like the "earthy" tones that some beers have. and while pondering over a smoke today i thought of a wacky idea. most beers get an "earthy" tone from peat used to smoke the grains. well what if your from an area that dosnt have peat(assuming you cant access peat smoked grains), but still want an "earthy" tone in your beer. would it be possible to add an amount of soil into the brew inorder to give it that flavor? i know in some parts of the world people eat soil (mainly 1:1 type clays) in order to gain iron and other minerals that are lacking in there diets. so it's not bad to ingest. i know like i said strange. but has anyone else thought of this or am i the only weirdo out there? share your ideas or opinions. i think i might try and make up some sort of soil tea this weekend too see what kind of flavors it might impart.