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Old 03-24-2009, 06:47 PM   #1
Dec 2008
Lakewood, WA
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If you were transported back in time (ie 1400s ) with all the beer knowledge you have now... would you brew?

How would you do it : what would you use for a mash tun? ect?

Where would you find hops and malt?

Wild yeast?

Fermentation vessel?

Do you think a piece of leather with a bunch of holes punched in it would make a good false bottom?

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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For the boil maybe a wooden barrel w/ a spigot near the bottom and rocks heated in a fire to boil the wort. Same for fermentation but you would probably have to rely on wid yeast for at least the first batch.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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Hmmm. I guess we'd also get to pick where we'd land. Otherwise it'd be Prickly Pear mead, Pulque and Chicha due to the hop and barley shortage of 1400 in Meso-America.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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North America so that the American Indians could show me how to brew with Maize and such then I could of got a 1 Up on the BMC ers.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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I imagine that I would just learn how the people of the time did it. Pretty much every household brewed their own back then, so being a homebrewer wouldn't be such an oddity. But, then, since brewing was primarily done by the women, maybe I wouldn't brew.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:00 AM   #6
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I would grow massive groves of weed.............

wait this was about beer huh...... nevermind
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