Boil about one gallon of water for at least 30 minutes, then steep the needles or tips for about half an hour. Drain out the needles and add 3 to 6 pounds of unsulphured molasses to the spruce-flavored water, depending on taste. (Optional: Adding 3 pounds of Blue Ribbon hop-flavored malt at this point will improve the taste but is not part of the original recipe.)
Description: "Most hunting seasons are closed and winter's dragging on. Try this recipe to add cheer to the coldest days of winter."