This is a vacuum packed 1 oz bag of freshly harvested juniper berries. Please note we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid having the product sit in a hot warehouse over the weekend.
About Juniper Berries:
A Juniper Berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of juniper trees. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The flavor profile of young, green berries is dominate by a piney, resinous backdrop joined by what some describe as "green-fresh" and citrus notes. The outer scales of the berries are relatively flavorless, so the berries are almost always at least lightly crushed before being used as a spice. They are used both fresh and dried, but their flavour and odor is at their strongest immediately after harvest and decline during drying and storage. We do NOT dry them. When you order from us they are picked fresh and the vacuum sealed. Juniper is used to flavor gin, and other juniper-flavoured beverages include the Finnish rye-and-juniper beer known as Sahti, which is flavoured with both juniper berries and branches. For more information on Sahti, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahti
Our Juniper Berries are wild harvested in the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado. All products are vacuum sealed and shipped fresh!
We like to use a base pale ale recipe that is light on hops and bitterness and then add 2 oz of smashed Juniper Berries in the last 15 minutes of the boil. We will post more recipe ideas soon! People have had fun adding these to Stouts and Porters but more is required.
NOTE - Although Juniper Berries have been used for the beneficial flavors and aromos for centuries, always consult your nearest berry specialist / doctor before consuming such things.
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- Item #: J.B.-1OZ