hist-brewing: Bee Balm/Bergamont beer?

Bill certainkindoffool at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 16:00:42 PDT 2008

I was wondering if anyone has ever brewed using the herb Bee Balm (also
known as Bergamont, NOT the citrus fruit, but an herb native to North
America) as a hops substitute?

It seems that it might have some of the same preservative qualities as hops,
and it is also very aromatic and bittering.

-Bill Anderson

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