Old brew recipes from Alaska
My grandpa grew up in rural Alaska. There were a lot of scandinavians, I'm guessing this is where these recipes came from. Here there are as he wrote them.
Home Made Grape Wine
A) 15 gallons of grape juice or
B) 3 bushels - 60 pounds to a bushel
C) Mash - Fill "crock"
D) Push in Mashed grapes 2-3 times a day
E) sparge juice out - Need 6 - 6 1/2 gallons of juice for 15 gallons of wine. Therefore, the balance of the 6 - 6 1/2 gallons of juice is 9 gallons of water.
F) add 35 - 40 pounds of sugar for 15 gallons of wine.
G) Let The solution work in barrel and let stand for 6-8 weeks.
Home Brew Beer 6 gallons
5 gallons of water in "crock"
1 gallon of water - boil - add 3 1/2 lbs sugar
boil again - add 1 can of Malt (Blue Ribbon qt.)
boil for 1 hour & 15 minutes
add to 5 gallons of water in "crock"
add 1 cake of compressed yeast and stir
let stand for 3 days (approximately)
*Before bottling add 1 cup of sugar let stand 1 hour
bottle & cap - let stand 3 days.