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Offline Tfwebster

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Finding old beer recipes
« on: June 06, 2021, 04:56:51 PM »
Anyone have pointers on where/how to find historical beer recipes? These could be from old breweries or family recipes.  Thanks.
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 05:15:02 PM »
Some of his books have North American recipes.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2021, 01:47:29 PM »
I just wish the author of https://oldbeersandbrewing.blogspot.com/ would present the recipe directions to be more in line with modern homebrewing practices.
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2021, 02:07:22 PM »
Some of his books have North American recipes.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/

And Ron's book (which you can find on the website published) "The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer" is a great one. I have made some delicious beers from that book and I normally don't use other folks recipes preferring to write my own.

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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2021, 10:59:57 PM »
Some of his books have North American recipes.

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/

And Ron's book (which you can find on the website published) "The Homebrewer's Guide to Vintage Beer" is a great one. I have made some delicious beers from that book and I normally don't use other folks recipes preferring to write my own.
I have that book, also. I usually do one recipe/year from that book with good results,
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2021, 02:21:50 PM »
+1 for Barclay Perkins. That's Ron's thing - researching and publishing historic recipes.
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2021, 08:13:31 PM »
Try horscategoriebrewing.com for a Franco-Belgian perspective.  He's no longer updating but there's a lot of interesting info still there.

Also, for some (pre)historic beers, check out Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created by Patrick E. McGovern.
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Re: Finding old beer recipes
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 09:34:11 PM »
barclay perkins for sure, or simply buying a large amount of some 2row barley malt, toasting some, making homemade crystal if you want etc. i think that would be the key thing in pre-industrial brewing. the physical act of dealing with the malt., potentially not using hops. i think do research on the evolution of beer and you can figure out something that interests you in creating.


anyone done any barclay perkins recipes to the letter?