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Old 01-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Beer/Ale antiquities, manuscripts?

I'm looking for a unique gift for a friend who brews. I'd like very much to find a brewing manuscript, or even just a recipe page, from antiquity. 1800s, 1600s, I don't *particularly* care, but I can't find anything suitable or even close online. Even a museum print would be fine.

So...does anyone have or know where to get an old latin manuscript from a trappist monastery?

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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This is actually a really cool idea. I'd be interested as well.

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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aangel you sound like an amazing friend! I too would be interested if you run across something.

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I've got a few,let me see what I can dig up.
OK,here's one from the 14th century: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pwp/tofi/medi...glish_ale.html
Here's one about Burtons & strong ales: http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/2...9-william.html
And one from the vikings: http://www.familytreecircles.com/vik...rew-19832.html
Some interesting reading on the hystory of beer & Bread for the last 10,000 years: http://morebeer.com/brewingtechnique.../kavanagh.html
And my ancestral Apache beer called Tiswin (pronounced Tizween): http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/pla/jat/jat76.htm
These should hold him for awhile. Have fun,I got a few more...
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Few items I found on the bay.

1948 Guiness book..

Brewery Billhead

Brewery Letterhead (lots of this floating on ebay)

Wooden Keg with Brewery names


Old Keg Valves

Bring Back Beer Pin

Mother of Pearl Openers (lots of these as well on ebay. different condition)

Ebling Breweriana, Ebling Brewery Journal with Formula's and Documents

1874 Temperance Book.

Good Luck. Probably will have to look on a European site for older beer related items as most of the American Breweries were just getting going on the late 1800s. Then you have to deal with shipping across seas.
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Very cool idea, perhaps you could talk to my wife, I've got a birthday coming up!

You could reproduce a famous recipe, for instance George Washington's "small beer.", While Washington may not be your cup of tea, I'm sure you could find others. Another idea would be to print a high quality photo of brewing instructions found in Egyptian hieroglyphs or perhaps a sumerian tablet.

Good luck finding it, I would love to see what you decide on.

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