Oddball Ingredients!

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  1. ACBEV

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    As a home brewer like most I'm not constrained by brewing conventions or beer styles, I can do what I want. Often when shopping I see a product on the shelve and think, that might be good in beer!

    Recently I bought a jar of Basra Date Syrup and put it in my brewing cupboard.
    https://www.souschef.co.uk/date-syrup.html

    It would be interesting to know what oddball ingredients you have bought or used in beer.
     
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    Dandelion! Leaves flowers stalks and all:confused:! Not a good result:p.

    Ive tried lots of fruits pears apples strawberries pineapples mangos ginger lemongrass blueberries raspberries vanilla oak chips lemons and their zest passionfruit even once some liquorice :eek:. Spices too all to varyig degrees of succes knowing how much when to add and what type of style is the key.
     
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    Tried stevia once, to sweeten a beer without adding body. Note the emphasis on the once. Annatto, chipotle peppers....
     
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    Black pudding beer then!
     
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    Not too oddball but I've added honey with great success. Spiced a winter beer with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. Also Earl Grey Tea into a British Mild.
     
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    And? I'm an adventurous eater but can't imagine what that may have tasted like just because I can't bring myself to try blood. :(
     
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    Plenty of iron I'd say use in a stout style now that would bring it plenty of body:confused::eek:!

    Yeah I wouldn't drink it could be some voodoo potion and turn me into an even uglier frog:D!​
     
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    Halloween beer maybe. Pretty gross though.
     

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