Mugwort (or wormwood)

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Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285643 Brewtrog
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:11 pm

I've got a rather happy wormwood plant in my back garden with little use for it (well an ale is planned). As everything in the garden is there for a us, and I want to save the plant, does anyone have any recipes for wormwood (or mugwort for that matter, assuming they work interchangeabley)?

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Re: Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285658 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:44 pm

Wormwood=Absinthe

Can you distill?
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Re: Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285662 Brewtrog
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:14 pm

I've got an infusion version planned already, also vermouth if I brew a naff wine, I was more hoping for food uses. I've read that mugwort used to be used with fatty fowl and pork, but not any guide on how much to use, especially with how strong a flavour it is.

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Re: Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285664 doofaloofa
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:50 pm

Chernobyl means wormwood, apparently
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Re: Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285665 Brewtrog
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:59 pm

It does indeed.

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Re: Mugwort (or wormwood)

Post: #285667 Green Aura
Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:58 am

I did a quick Google as I'm sure you did and nothing came up other than soup and Japanese rice cakes and the reference to fatty meats in one. I would imagine in the latter it's used in very small quantities, as you would most herbs.

Be careful though, it has abortifacient properties, best avoided by anyone pregnant.
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