This is a freshly harvested, then immediately frozen vacuum-packed bag of spruce tips for brewing, tea making, culinary, herbal and countless other uses. They are sustainably wild-harvested, American sourced and never dried or dehydrated. Please see the notes below before ordering.
BEFORE CHECKING OUT / PLACING AN ORDER - PLEASE NOTE:SHIPPING DAYS - We normally only ship on Mondays. Most of our products ship frozen and we do not want to risk the order sitting in a hot warehouse over the weekend and getting ruined. Orders need to be received by Sunday, noon Mountain time to ship that same week. If you need something sooner than that, reach out to us and we will see what we can do to help! INTERNATIONAL ORDERS – At this time we only ship to the USA. Canadian customers, we have importers that we work with that may be able to help depending on what you are looking for. Contact us for more info.
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At Spruce On Tap you can trust you will be receiving the finest quality ingredients. As co-founders of Riff Raff Brewing Company and homebrewers and wild-craft lovers for years before going commercial, we know and understand the importance of the quality of the ingredients. We can recommend usage, boil times, addition calculation and dry hopping techniques. We are also able to provide assistance in attaining TTB and FDA approval. If you are shopping around, be sure to click the About Us section at the top of the page at www.spruceontap.com to see what sets Spruce On Tap apart from other suppliers. There is a difference and you want to be sure you get what you pay for!
About the Spruce Trees: Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens) - Native to Colorado. 150-200 years (though some can reach 600 years). Medium to high elevations. The state tree of Colorado. Also known as Blue Spruce or Silver Spruce. Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmannii) - Native to Colorado. 250-500 years. Medium to high elevations. One of the taller of the high elevation conifers. They can survive in cold temperatures and deep snow pack at timberline (normally around 11,500 ft. around these parts). Produces cones at 25-50 years. In brewing, spruce can be added at all stages of the brew from the hot side to the cold side. Depending on what you are trying to achieve, we have different recommendations on the amount to be used. Feel free to contact us for those recommendations or check out our Recipes & More page. The flavor characteristic of spruce is typically described as piney up front when the beer is young, and then after a few weeks as it ages it will turn more melon flavored. If you are looking for something more dank you might consider using our Fir Tips. Other Uses - Food & Medicine - The leaves and branches, or the essential oils, can be used to brew spruce beer! (Go figure...) Also, the tips from the needles can be used to make spruce tip syrup. Native Americans in New England used the sap to make a gum which was used for various reasons, and which was the basis of the first commercial production of chewing gum. In survival situations spruce needles can be directly ingested or boiled into a tea. This replaces large amounts of vitamin C. Also, water is stored in a spruce's needles, providing an alternative means of hydration. Spruce tip tea has long been used by indigenous peoples to soothe coughs and sore throats, and to alleviate lung congestion. Reports say that spruce can be used as a preventative measure for scurvy in an environment where meat is the only prominent food source. Although there are many known uses for spruce, always consult a tree-eating expert before scarfing down wicked huge helpings of pine.
Spruce On Tap provides wild-harvested, American sourced ingredients to the brewing, distilling, culinary and craft markets.