Certified Organic. Heather Tips are an essential ingredient in traditional Scottish Heather Ale. Use in the boil to add bitterness, or at the end of the boil for the distinct floral Heather flavor and aroma. Heather adds an earthy, herbal flavor and a light floral peat moss and fresh cut hay aroma. In the boil, heather will add some bitterness- Heather was actually outlawed at one point in England because the Scots used Heather for bittering instead of importing English hops. Heather can also be added to the secondary fermentor, or used as a filter bed for the mash runoff.
Use 1 oz. to 8 oz. during the boil or in the secondary fermentor. Heather has been used in traditional medicine to treat urinary & kidney problems, and has mild sedative properties.