hist-brewing: gruit and unhopped ales

Stephen Bernard flatlander at gis.net
Tue May 23 20:15:24 PDT 2000

adam larsen wrote:

>     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
> know.

wellyou seem to be getting a horrible sour concoction from heather honey so keep
doing what you're doing!!


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