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Dried Licorice Root - 1 oz (28 g)

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To enhance the flavour profile in stouts or porters, many American brewers have traditionally employed Dried Licorice Root.

Native to North America, the licorice plant has been known and used for centuries due to its healing properties and peculiar taste. Today it has a variety of applications, and many homebrewers enjoy using it as a spice for creating truly interesting and unique flavours in different beer styles.

With the 1 oz packet of Dried Licorice Root you will have plenty of it to enjoy creative experimentation with your recipes.

Usage: Licorice root is known to contain a substance called Glycyrrhizin, which is responsible for the sweetness of the plant. This substance is much sweeter than the usual table sugar or maltose, and also exhibits a unique flavour profile. That is why Dried Licorice Root is usually employed in moderate quantities as a spice agent.

Place the desired amount in a muslin bag and steep it in wort at the final stages of the boil to obtain aroma and flavour, or add it to the fermenter for an extended contact during the maturation stage.

Traditionally used in dark beers such as stouts and porters, this spice, however, can be used for experimenting with just any beer style.

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