Brewing beer at home is one of those hobbies that is both
fun, and rewarding. For thousands of years, people have been making various
types of home made beers and brews.
Steeped in traditons that have been
passed down from generation to generation, these beers have been an integral
part of the evolution of civilization as we know it. From ancient religious
ceremonies to modern day backyard gatherings, it would appear that home made
beer is here to stay.
Usually, homebrewers use hops as a way of
attaining a certain amount of bitterness so as to offset the sweetness of the
other ingredients...this site is dedicated to the use of herbs instead of hops
(May the Lord Bless Charlie Mopps).
The use of herbs in homemade beer, changes the whole
Herbalists have been making tinctures by soaking herbs in
various types of hard alchohol for a long time, as a way of concentrating the
effective compounds of the herbs they wish to use, and then putting the liquid
into capsules, or simply as drops in a glass of water.
infusing your homemade beers with herbs, you not only get to enjoy your
homebrew, but you also get the medicinal benefits of the herbs you use in the
beer. You'll want to explore the herb section of this website so that you will
be able to choose which herbs will best serve your homebrewing
Please know, and understand that some of the herbs listed should
be used with caution. Some even have mild hallucinogenic properties when
Some of the herbs will create a strong, uplifting buzz, and
others will put you to sleep on the couch. Either way, depending on your
desired outcome, you will enjoy the benefits of the herbs you use in your
homemade beer, and hopefully, the drink as well. Have fun, experiment, and keep
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|Did You Know?
One of the
main ingredients in beer may help prevent prostate cancer.
main ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to
drink more than 17 beers to gain any protection.
Researchers say the
compound xanthohumol, found in hops, helps guard against cancer cells that can
develop in the prostate gland.