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Old 11-17-2012, 11:07 PM
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So I've been posting this question all over the homebrew forums I frequent, and people are ignoring it, maybe someone here could answer. What herbs are used in a Gruit, to substitute for the antimicrobial/antiseptic properties of hops, other than yarrow.

(posted this in recipes because I thought it would be appropriate, if not I'll repost wherever it should go)
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:05 AM
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Put up the Bear symbol. Maybe Cubfan will see it. Bjorn perhaps.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:20 AM
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http://homebrewexchange.net/resource...op_herbal_ales
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Gruit (or sometimes grut) is an old-fashioned herb mixture used for bittering and flavoring beer, popular before the extensive use of hops. Gruit or grut ale may also refer to the beverage produced using gruit. Gruit was a combination of herbs, traditionally consisting of...

sweet gale (Myrica gale), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), heather (Calluna vulgaris) and Labrador Tea (Rhododendron tomentosum, formerly known as Ledum palustre). Gruit varied somewhat, each gruit producer including different herbs to produce unique flavors and effects. Other adjunct herbs included juniper berries, ginger, caraway seed, aniseed, nutmeg, cinnamon, and even hops in variable proportions. Some gruit ingredients are now known to have preservative qualities. [wikipedia].

Besides the traditional gruit herb mixtures, other herbs have a history of use in ales. Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita), also known as bible leaf or alecost, was once used to flavor ales, as the name alecost implies. Chamomile makes a lovely ale. The list goes on and on. The book Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers contains recipes for a number different herbs.
I bolded what I was going to recommend in the first place.
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I'm at work on my tablet and for some reason can't access it but there's a brewing thread. The name of the thread is "Let's Brew"
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I'm at work on my tablet and for some reason can't access it but there's a brewing thread. The name of the thread is "Let's Brew"
You adjust how long ago to look? I have issues with search too.
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I'm at work on my tablet and for some reason can't access it but there's a brewing thread. The name of the thread is "Let's Brew"
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I assume your tablet isn't an iPad..., x
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:53 PM
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I kind of meant if it was posted in the wrong part of the forum... rather than digging through old threads (that I can't seem to see) to post on a thread that was last updated 3 years ago.

Either way, thanks for the book recommendation, I'll have to see if I can find it.
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Do any of you make homemade wine? Like from muscadines.
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