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Offline MNWayne

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Spruce tips
« on: May 29, 2021, 02:17:29 AM »
What would be the best whirlpool temperature (and time) to extract spruce flavor without making it taste like Pine-Sol?
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Offline EnkAMania

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Re: Spruce tips
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2021, 04:40:24 AM »
I do 3 ounces at 15 minutes and a 60 whirlpool starting at 185


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Re: Spruce tips
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2021, 09:51:50 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: Spruce tips
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 10:09:40 PM »
What would be the best whirlpool temperature (and time) to extract spruce flavor without making it taste like Pine-Sol?

Very interesting. I’ve had a beer from a local brewery that uses spruce tips. Very enjoyable!

Do you forage your own or buy them? If foraging, what kind of pine tree?

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Re: Spruce tips
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 10:29:42 PM »
What would be the best whirlpool temperature (and time) to extract spruce flavor without making it taste like Pine-Sol?

Very interesting. I’ve had a beer from a local brewery that uses spruce tips. Very enjoyable!

Do you forage your own or buy them? If foraging, what kind of pine tree?

No kind of pine tree...it's spruce.  When I did it I  harvested the tender tips of blue spruce in the spring.
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Re: Spruce tips
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 06:51:04 AM »
fyi

I recall a picture from years ago that showed Yards using clippings,(buds, needles, & branches) in a large mesh bag.

https://yardsbrewing.com/collections/revolutionary/products/poor-richards-spruce-ale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_beer

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