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Old 07-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Recipe suggestion for the Marine Corps Birthday

The Marine Corps was founded in Tun Tavern on November 10th 1775. Having faithfully served my country for 5+ years as a Marine, I promised my local barber (a former Marine himself) a batch of brew to celebrate #234. Now, although some of the fellows I work with _look_ old enuf to have been there on that glorious day, I have no real reference to they types of beer they may have consumed while drafting up the order.

Anyone have any suggestions and/or recipes to a brew that would be worthy of the label Tun Tavern Lager? I have not done any AG (only partial mash, adjuncts & extracts) so please keep that in mind when suggesting.

You WILL be suggesting, right??? (anything less than SIR! YES SIR! is not acceptable...)


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Old 07-17-2009, 11:14 PM   #2
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Thank You, for your service to your (our) country. Be safe. ooooooooorah...

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:37 PM   #3
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I think it is kinda strange how hard it can be to figure out exactly what people were drinking at a time and place in history. If you're willing to pay $25 this book might be useful. Chapter seven is "Brewing in Eighteenth-Century New York and Philadelphia". I worry a bit though because these books are often written for the drinker, not the brewer.

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Haven't read it through yet but it looks useful:

Brewing In Colonial America - Part I

edit: making progress http://www.amazon.com/Sip-Through-Time-Collection-Brewing/dp/0962859834 That book looks pretty cool, I might need a copy.

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Old 07-18-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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Poor Richard's Ale

* 4 pounds Light (Pale) or Extra Light Dried Malt Extract (DME)
* 2 pounds 6-row
* 2.5 pounds flaked corn
* 1.5 pounds Biscuit
* 1 pound Special Roast malt
* 1/8 pound Black Patent malt
* 8 ounces molasses (blackstrap is fine)
* 2 ounces Kent Goldings hops (30 and 15 minutes)
* English or Scottish ale yeast (Wyeast 1968 or 1728, respectively)

This is a reconstruction of a period tavern ale created for the 300th anniversary.

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Alternatively, you could do a Duvel-style Belgian Golden Strong Ale and play on the word Teufelhund instead of Duvel.

Also, Tun Tavern Lager would be a bit of a misconception since they didn't brew lagers back then (at least intentionally).

Otherwise, david42's got the right idea.

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