hist-brewing: Gill-over-the-ground

Wylie & Gail wyliesmith at isomedia.com
Mon May 3 13:51:52 PDT 1999


I have used 1/4 ounce in 10 gallons, and it adds quite a bitterness to it.
Definitely cut down on the boil hops, perhaps as much as half if you use
alehoof.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
Behalf Of Abbott, Ruth
Sent: Monday, 03 May, 1999 12:25
To: 'hist-brewing at pbm.com'
Subject: RE: hist-brewing: Gill-over-the-ground


 > Good Morning! Maude Grieve in her Modern Herbal says the best time to
> harvest it is in May (or when the flowers are quite fresh). It doesn't
> say whether the herbs are used fresh or dried but I've used
> dry from the
> herb store before and it was fine. None of my period sources say for
> sure either so it may have been used either way - just as
> need dictated
> -oops just noticed that Modern Herbal says the liquid extract of the
> herb is bitter and acrid. Maybe dry is best....Good luck, Thea
>
Thanks.
What about quantities, and do I use just the leaves or the flowers as well?

Alix

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