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A great way to craft an amazing beer is to start the process yourself from scratch. You can grow your own beer garden at home to enhance the flavor of your home brewed beer.
This is also a way to make very unique flavors that only you can replicate!
Because, clearly, it’s more fun to make Booger Beer with home brew, right?!
How to Grow Your Own Beer Garden
The most important part of any beer is the hops.
Hops are the base of any beer recipes and can make a great addition to your garden or landscaping. Hops are a great perennial option for your garden or landscaping coming back each spring (growing season).
Chose a variety or maybe a few varieties of aromatic hops to play with in your home brewed beer recipes.
Be sure to water your hops well through the season as they need a lot of water.
Also remember to be collecting the cones from the hop plants and drying them before storing until you are ready to use them.
Label each variety of hops well to make brewing easier when the time comes.
Along with hops, you can add a unique flavor to your home brewed beers by growing fresh herbs in your garden.
Try growing sage, milk thistle, and yarrow in your garden for bittering your bears.
Bee balm, Lavender, Rosemary, and mint all make great aromatic additions to your home brewed beer.
Add some flavoring with hyssop, marjoram, thyme, or lemongrass.
Heather, Juniper Berries or Coriander
To really personalize your beer try growing heather, juniper berries, or coriander in your beer garden.
Juniper can grow into a bigger plant/tree, so make sure you leave plenty of area for it to thrive over the years.
A great way to add a unique flavor and have fun with your beer garden is to grow citrus in pots on your patio where you can bring them indoors during the cold winter and enjoy fresh citrus notes in your home brewed beer.
Oranges, lemons or grapefruit make great choices to add to a home brew.
Growing your own beer garden doesn’t have to end with these suggestions.
Look for aromatic and flavorful herbs and fruits that fit your families needs in other areas of your garden to use in flavoring your home brewed beers.
The possibilities are endless if you get a little creative.
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