Unusual Ingredients?

RobertMcC

Member
What's the most unusual ingredients you've ever seen beer made of? I know I've seen pumpkin, but what else have you seen that was unusual?
 

wild

Moderator
I don't believe I've used anything considered unusual yet. Some ingredients I have used are:
Orange peel
Cinnamon
Star of Anise
Fresh ground ginger
Nutmeg
Cardamon seeds
Bird of Paradise seeds
 

BrewJen

Member
I have never heard of using Bird of Paradise seeds in anything, much less brewing. That's pretty neat. The strangest ingredient I ever saw in alcoholic drinks was avocado wine.
 

Lars

Member
My father once used these wild berries that grew in a tree on the lot next door to us. My mother told him they were poisonous. I still don't know what they were, but he made the beer. His buddies drank it up, too. My mother said it was wine, and that a bunch of "winos" couldn't tell the difference anyway. I was too young to remember this story right, but I did my best.
 
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