As all home-brewers will tell you, it sucks when the hops run out just as you’re reaching the boil. But not every brew has to be made with hops. Here’s a handy substitute in the form of an unusual, sausage-shaped African fruit. Handy if you happen to be home-brewing in African bush, that is. Here’s Gus Le Breton, the African Plant Hunter, to share more details.