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Old 01-29-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default Looking for old, old beer recipes

Earlier today I read that SA's Boston Lager was jut an older recipe that was refitted for production today, which is pretty interesting. Brewing a piece of history would be pretty cool, so I just got to wondering if anyone knew of some pre-prohibition recipes for beer, especially ales? If nothing else there may be some on the Recipator.


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Old 01-29-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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You could do what the Egyptians did and throw a bunch of grain and water in a vase...


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Old 01-29-2008, 09:06 PM   #3
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check out the book radical brewing by randy mosher. not only does it have quite a few historical recipes but a lot of the stories behind them.
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There was an article in Zymurgy or BYO a short while back on the reconstruction of that Babylonian brew...I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Ah, here it is: http://www.byo.com/recipe/1709.html
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check out the book radical brewing by randy mosher. not only does it have quite a few historical recipes but a lot of the stories behind them.
i second that
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Do a search for cock Ale.
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Lol, cock ale. That must have tasted great blech!

I posted earlier in the week my nana is trying to find old documents from my families Hensler brewery. If she finds recipes and doesnt mind, I will share them here so the experts can help us conform them and give em a shot.

The lager had the slogan "Its a whale of a beer!". Hopefully we can do it!
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Don't know if you're interested in UK styles of beer, but the Durden Park beer circle specialise in this sort of thing: http://www.durdenparkbeer.org.uk/

Old London porters etc.

Pre-pro Classic American Pilsners are also a style resurected by homebrewers, try a search.
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Do a search for cock Ale.
I've read about beers you can make with meat, including cock like you said, oysters and even beef. Somehow it just doesn't seem like a very healthy thing to do. Though I admit I'm curious what it's like.
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Of all the recipes and beers I've ever seen or heard of, that cock ale is one that I never care to brew or drink. Having said that, of course, I'm sure I would try it if you gave me a glass.


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