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Spruce Juice

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Spruce Juice

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Beer Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer  (21A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


I tasted the sample which I took to measure the SG. The pine taste and smell were definitely present but not excessive; they added extra sharpness to the brew on top of the hops. Hard to say more from a flat, sweet, yeasty sample only halfway fermented.


  • 5 pounds, Premier Malt hopped light malt extract
  • 1 pound, dried light plain malt extract
  • 20 ounces, cup loosely filled with blue spruce cuttings
  • 1/8 pound, roasted barley
  • 2 ounces, Cascade hops
  • Ale yeast

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Bring extract and 1 1/2 gallons of water to boil. Add Cascade hops and boil for a total of 45 minutes. Rinse spruce cuttings, then toss into the wort for the final twelve minutes of the boil. Cool. Pitch yeast.