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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #11
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I'm trying to collect and brew as many old-school recipes as I can from all around the world - I'd love to try brew a Mexican recipe!!!
Have you gone through the links in my beer history sites thread?

There's links and all matter or historical recipes in that thread....
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #12
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Some of it is a little hard to read, but we might be able to work with it. My girlfriend grew up in Venezuela and is fluent in Spanish and English. I'm sure she could do a pretty good job.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 AM   #13
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i'm bilingual and can read what is legible but some of it is so faded it's hard to make out. also, some of the measurements are unfamiliar to me; 60 cuartillos of water for example. it looks like the recipe started on a previous page so the first part is cut off.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:59 AM   #14
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boil the hops and orange peel for 1 hr in 60 cuartillos of water for 1 hr. at 45 min add the corriander seed that should only be boiled for 15 min. while it is still hot add to a barrel (200 cuartillos) that will be filled with the best quality water
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:10 AM   #15
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i have to head home from work but i'll chip away at it later on. it does not look like a very promising beer i have to say. the only thing in there that looks like a recipe includes honey (150g), cream of tartar (200g), and a bit of barley (1lb) along with the orange peel and coriander mention before.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:12 AM   #16
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Downloaded, converted, and cleaned it up a bit. Fixed the contrast and brightness levels to enhance the readability. Also toned slightly to make it easier on the eyes, so it's no longer a black and white.

OP, if you have an original non-PDF scan, I can get much more out of this. PDF is a lossy format for images by design.

Click the yellow banner for super-zoom, or click the image a few times to see it full-size on my host.

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1 cuartillo = 0.514 liters = 0.54 quarts = 0.135 gallons

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There are actually two recipes here. One is for 200 "quartillos" of beer and the other is for a mead, Miel de ? (Pielon(?)).

The author gives us her own conversion for cuartillos to grams. "Hot water 1500 gramas = 3 cuartillos". So, 500 grams of water = 1 cuartillo or 1/2 liter = 1 cuartillo. Although she also approximates 250 grams as 8 ounces.

The writing is a bit hard to discern properly. The first recipe appears to be for a wit beer: 2 ounces of corriander, 12 ounces of orange peel

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Actually, the meady looking part appears to be the bottle conditioning sugaring. Sorry.

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Here's the best transliteration I can come up with. Translation next...

Para 200 cuartillos de cerveza se toma 7,500 gramos aproximadamente son 15 libras.Semilla cilantro 2 oz. Lupulo 375 gramos com 12 oz. Corteza de naranja agria 60 gr ó sea 12 oz. Fermento de cerveza 250 gramos. 8 oz.

Se hace hervir el Lupelo y la corteza de naranja por una hora en 60 cuartillos agua pura cuando falte una cuarto de hora para terminar se pone la semilla de cilantro que solo debe hervir un cuarto de hora, y cuando (?) esta caliente se (/) en una barril de capacidad de 200 cuartillos, que se acabara de llenas con agua de la mejos clase porque este es de la major importancia. Se (?) por ulitomo 250 gramos de fermento (?) en una copa de agua y se mescal todo perfectamente (?) con fuerza, y al caba de algunas horas si la altura es poco elevada comienza desde luego la fermentacione es caforandose por la boca del barril á medida que se derrama se va llenando de agua en la que de antemano se á echo una segundo cocimento de lupulo…

…cilantro, cómo se tiene aicho antes cuando la espunia disminuje es que east echa la cerveza.

La cerveza calrificia con 4 gramsa be buche de pescado ó de cola de grenetina, que se desuelbe 1o (primero) en agua;echo esto se mescal ó agitaa furtemente con un palo (?) cuando algunos los hacera pasar por filtros finos.

Pasados dos dias se procede al embotellaje poniendo á las botella lafrones de corcha amarradas con una pita.

Miel de pilon 150 gramos – 5 ounces
Agua caliente 1500 “ – 3 cuartillos
Cremo tartaro 200 “ – 1 oz
Cebada prepared 500 “ – 1 libra

Todo esto se remuele muy bien hasta que se enfrie cuvien dose para que no se verifique la fermentacion, sí nó hasta el acto de (?) de el.

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