hist-brewing: Orange Balm, Buckbean, Ground Ivy

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Thu Jul 6 17:28:59 PDT 2000


In a message dated 7/6/00 11:13:17 AM Central Daylight Time, 
euphonic at flash.net writes:

>     Ground Ivy is typically more common in ales from the British Isles 
while 
> Bog Bean is more often used in Northern Europe.  Certainly their are 
several 
> exceptions but as a general rule of thumb the notion is true.  The two 
really 
> are not interchangeable in so far as flavor and aroma goes,  although they 
> are both excellent bittering agents, the taste in one's finished ale is 
likely to be 
> rather different.
>   
    Am I correct that you mean Costmary?
    Scotti


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