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  1. Odysseus

    Molasses Oatmeal Porter (Anglo-Colonial Historical)

    Inspired by 17th and 18th century Anglo-Colonial brewing techniques, I will be making a 1 gallon batch of Molasses Oatmeal Porter in honor of George Washington/Independence Day tomorrow. Besides Gen. Washington's own recipe, which was simply molasses, hops, water and yeast, I will be drawing...
  2. AntDoctor

    How did they carbonate beer in ye olden times?

    I've been wondering about this recently, but how did past brewers carbonate/pressurize their beer? I hope this is the right sub forum, but I'm curious how brewers from medieval times to around the 1700s managed to carbonate beer. Like, did they bottle condition it? Crown caps are a relatively...
  3. S

    Mormon Pioneer Homebrew Recipes?

    So I know this is kind of a long shot, but I'm looking for homebrew recipes from Mormons or Mormon communities between 1850 and 1950. My great-grandma was a homebrewer and a Mormon, and she had a recipe for wheat beer that is light on the details. I'm eventually hoping to pull together enough to...
  4. kansasbrew

    Controversy re: The Real Sam Adams

    I heard a guy on TV today say that the beer in colonial times was so weak you couldn't get drunk on it. He was a tea-totaler and was trying to save Samuel Adams' reputation so-to-speak. He said that Adams had a "malt house" but was essentially saying that he didn't make beer like we would...
  5. Bob

    Historical Beers King Henry VII's Hopp'd Beere

    This recipe comes from a manuscript dated 1503CE: After a bunch of math, the proportions below were calculated. This recipe is part of an article hopefully to be seen soon in one of the glossy brew rags. ;) PM for historical notes. King Henry VII's Hopp'd Beere Recipe Specifics...
  6. Bob

    1501 Koyt Bier

    This beer is the result of months of research into historical brewing techniques, focusing on England in the 16th century. Due to the inextricable brewing link between England and the Low Countries before 1700, the beers of Haarlem, Delft, Amsterdam and other cities became interesting, too...