hist-brewing: gruit and unhopped ales

adam larsen euphonic at flash.net
Tue May 23 10:14:07 PDT 2000

    I have a question for the readership regarding heather ale.  Does
anyone know if  any hop surrogates were used historically in the
production of heather ale?  If so, does anyone one know which one? None
of the contemporary recipes that i have seen specify any.  Every time i
have made a batch i get a horrible sour concoction.
    Also, if anyone can recommend a good Faro ale recipe please let me

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