Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:19 AM
A beer takes only like two- three weeks to make and doesn't need to age.
There are probably a million recipes online, I am using the book Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers.
Its a good follow up for me to Wild Fermentation because it is unscientific dirty and wild. My kind of witchery!
I have a boiling spirit (yeast) living in my house that flew in on the air and ferments my honey mead for me. And I learned you can save the yeast from the lees to start your next batch, rather than buying it new every batch. Woot!
So far I have been doing well with herbal brews, I am giving fruity ones another go, and I want to try something with ginger soon.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:40 PM
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:36 PM
9 out of 10 string theory physicists agree: 'Nothing Rests; Everything Moves; Everything Vibrates'' -the Kybalion.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:20 AM
Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:31 PM
I may be a bit biased here as I love these darker beers personally with bitters coming afterwards and whilst I love hops (the uses of this plant seriously ) I find craft beers of the hoppy kind end up to hoppy hops and just to bitter for me personally to enjoy in any sense. Ritually and magically I find the darker beers better as they can more easily take on extra herbs or subs.
Now I brew with kits, would love the time to try the brewing process in its entire form but my philtres and balms take up that time at present. But I do like to add my own touches, does anyone else brew this way?
Posted 04 February 2016 - 07:34 AM
This is the best source I've found since I recently became enamoured of brewing. Sarasuperid, hopefully tacking this on to your thread brings no ire. But, somewhere in here is a lovely account of current firstlings sacrifice in the Northlands. Granny runs off with the new tipple and pours it over a phallic stone, what is better than that?
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:50 AM
I'm looking forward to my mugwort growing enough to pick to use for this, possibly with taragon and wormwood as an 'Artemissia trifecta' I think that blue lotus will go better with a mid-sweet and aromatic wine like muscadine - hope to have enough grapes this year to have a go - i now have my own home-grown blue lotus to use rather than bought.
Posted 08 October 2017 - 12:31 AM