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Alternative to Hops Experience
« on: April 22, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »
Has anyone used an alternative to hops in their beer recipe?  What did you try and how did it come out?
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 02:51:06 PM »
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 08:47:30 PM by PharmBrewer »
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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 10:10:57 PM »
I am currently fermenting a farmhouse with Juniper but I added a small addition of hops as well. Am going to double the juniper and nix hops next farmhouse.

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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
I am currently fermenting a farmhouse with Juniper but I added a small addition of hops as well. Am going to double the juniper and nix hops next farmhouse.

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Awesome.  Would love to hear back how it came out.


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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 04:42:05 PM »
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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 12:27:12 PM »
I love sweet gale, aka bog myrtle.

Yarrow is not my favorite.

Currant leaves didn't do anything for me.

Neither do heather tips.

Juniper is okay in moderation.

Haven't tasted a great spruce beer yet.  It's been a while since I tasted one.
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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 02:40:35 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 06:24:39 PM »
Had a great NW spruce beer last year at the local festival in Oregon City.

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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 06:26:36 PM »
Had a great NW spruce beer last year at the local festival in Oregon City.

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Which brewery?  I had one from Wolf Tree in Seal Rock that was great, but it still used hops.
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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 11:37:59 PM »
That's the one. The spruce tips really shined but you're correct they used a small amount of hops as well. Tasted like the forest in a great way.

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Re: Alternative to Hops Experience
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 12:30:43 AM »
Sweet, I am hoping I can track that one down and try it...

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