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Bog Myrtle
« on: March 14, 2014, 04:42:25 PM »
I'm looking for an ingredient called bog myrtle (also known as mycia gale or sweet gale).  Local brew shops no longer carry it and neither does northern brewing supply.  Does anyone know where I can get it?  I've found a few places online including ebay, but 12.00 an ounce seems steep.

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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 05:08:07 PM »
I'm looking for an ingredient called bog myrtle (also known as mycia gale or sweet gale).  Local brew shops no longer carry it and neither does northern brewing supply.  Does anyone know where I can get it?  I've found a few places online including ebay, but 12.00 an ounce seems steep.

I've never used it, but I think I recall that the recommended use is about 1 gram per 5 gallons. If so, then 12 bucks an ounce seems like a steal.
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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 06:50:12 PM »
$12 an ounce seems cheap compared to some herbs.

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Bog Myrtle
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 07:10:56 PM »
Here it is for $7

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/Sweet-Gale-Bog-Myrtle

You may be able to find it at a hippie health food store. Might be more expensive, but you can buy less.

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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 09:47:22 PM »
Here it is for $7

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/Sweet-Gale-Bog-Myrtle

You may be able to find it at a hippie health food store. Might be more expensive, but you can buy less.

That's for 1/10 oz, or just under 3 grams. Kinda makes the $12 an ounce seem like a real good deal.
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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 04:50:30 AM »
I got all my herbs at wildweeds.com.
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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 06:08:25 AM »

Here it is for $7

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/Sweet-Gale-Bog-Myrtle

You may be able to find it at a hippie health food store. Might be more expensive, but you can buy less.

That's for 1/10 oz, or just under 3 grams. Kinda makes the $12 an ounce seem like a real good deal.

Crap, I read that as an ounce. Sneaky sneaky.

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Re: Bog Myrtle
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 08:17:15 AM »
Just $5/ounce here (plus shipping, of course: http://wildweeds.com/herbs/index.html#S
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