Wormwood - 1 oz (28 g)
Add the distinct herbal character of Wormwood to your next brew with this handy 1 ounce (28 gram) pack.
Best known for its use in absinthe, wormwood is known to have been used in beer brewing as well.
In some regions, this herb has been used as a substitute for hops, and even these days, some beer styles benefit from sparing additions of wormwood. It delivers a very distinct and pronounced flavour and aroma, typically associated with absinthe, which can be described as a mix of licorice, mint, herbs and hops.
|Description:||Wormwood can be used in a variety of beer styles, where the distinct herbal character is required. You can experiment by adding this spice to stouts, porters, saisons, experimental and barrel-aged beers for added complexity.
It is usually added at the end of the boil for a short period of time for maximum aromatic contribution, however you can play around by adding it during secondary, primary or even mashing to get different results.
Wormwood should be used in small quantities due to its potent flavour, so this pack may last you for several brews. Can also be used in mead, cider and various absinthe-like liquors where the herbal and spicy character of wormwood is deemed appropriate.