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Help Me Design Recipes Using These Herbs and Spices!
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    I have accumulated a good variety of herbs and spices intended for brewing etc. I need some assistance in designing some recipes to best use these up so they don't go to waste. The list and quantity is as follows:
    (All ingredients are dried)

    Juniper berries 1oz
    Licorice root 1oz
    Wintergreen 1oz
    Ginger root 1oz
    Grains of paradise 2grams
    Cardamom 1oz
    Sweet gale 1oz
    Star anise 1oz
    Mugwort 1oz
    Wormwood 1oz
    Indian sarsaparilla 2oz
    Elderberries 8oz
    Elderflowers 2oz
    Rose hips 3oz
    Heather tips 2oz
    Woodruff 1oz

    I also have near unlimited quantities of rosemary, sage, hot peppers of many variaties, and most citrus is easy to source from friends trees.

    So what can you come up with?

    Gimme a beer style and the herbs to brew it with, maybe this can spawn some seperate recipe creation threads!

    Let's get em coming!
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  • ThymThym
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  • scoobscoob
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    Thoughts, suggestions, and complimentary herbs and spices to add are of course welcome too!
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  • ThymThym
    Posts: 106,502
    grains of paradise Double IPA?

    wintergreen and juniper stout?

    star anise and ginger bock?
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  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 49,635
    Heather tips
    sweet gale
    do a heather honey ale ... with golden promise malt ... a touch of roasted barley ... and honey
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Woodruff .... leaves or flowers?
    Berliner weisse? (if flowers)
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 47,102
    i know grains of paradise go well in a dubbel or a wit.

    anise would go nicely in a belgiany type beer.

    a lot of the other stuff might suit a mead well, but you'd have to ask @frydogbrews about all that.
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  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    wormwood hefewiezen
    5 gal
    4 lbs Liquid Light Extract
    6 lbs Dry Wheat; Muntons
    1 lbs Honey
    1/2 oz wormwood - (omitted from calculations)
    WYeast 3766 Cider

    used 4 pounds 20 % agave 80% malt liquid extract.
    Boil the wormwood for 1 hour.
    The wormwood gives all the bitterness necessary and adds a phsycoptropic effect.
    It could have used some specialty grain.

    Original Gravity: 1.080 1.026 - 1.120
    Terminal Gravity: 1.017 0.995 - 1.035
    Color: 11.3 SRM 1 - 50
    Alcohol: 8.3% ABV 2.50% - 14.50%
    Bitterness: 0.0 IBU 0.00 - 100.00

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  • LothosLothos
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    Skull Splitter
    3.15 kg American 2-row
    0.37 kg Maris Otter Pale
    0.68 kg Belgian Biscuit
    0.5 kg German Smoked
    0.05 kg Belgian Munich
    0.05 kg German Vienna
    1 tsp Irish Moss - boil for 15 min. (omitted from calculations)
    Fermentis S-33 Safbrew S-33

    mashing at high temperature range, 69-70C for 90 min. Add 1 tsp of gypsum at mash-in.
    Herbs are added as follows:
    Herb Set #1 (boil for 60 min. ): Dried Mugwort 28g Dried Yarrow 14g
    Herb Set #2 (boil for 10 min. ): Dried Yarrow 14g Sweet Gale 2g Juniper Berries (coasely crushed) 10g

    Original Gravity: 1.050 1.026 - 1.120
    Terminal Gravity: 1.010 0.995 - 1.035
    Color: 10.8 SRM 1 - 50
    Alcohol: 5.3% ABV 2.50% - 14.50%
    Bitterness: 0.0 IBU 0.00 - 100.00

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  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    @Lothos I'm really digging the concept of bittering with wormwood, it will indeed add the bitterness!

    Recipes using the herbs in place of hops was my original thoughts but had no idea where to start.

    What were your thoughts in using the herbs in the skull splitter? Seems almost like a Norse beer Am I correct in this thinking or am I off here? Maybe some heather too.....
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  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    Herbs were used in skull slitter no hops
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