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19th century brewing techniques
« on: February 20, 2011, 06:06:02 PM »
I was wondering if any of you knew of some good resources pertaining to 19th century brewing techniques/recipes.

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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2011, 07:28:38 PM »
Be careful for what you ask for...

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/search?q=

19th and early 20th Century homebrew recipes are in this section.
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/search/label/Let%27s%20Brew

Mostly British brewing focused, but someother stuff now and then.
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 06:35:49 AM »
Be careful for what you ask for...

http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/search?q=

19th and early 20th Century homebrew recipes are in this section.
http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/search/label/Let%27s%20Brew

Mostly British brewing focused, but someother sruff now and then.

I found this the other day, it's a list of links to all the recipes on the barclay perkins site.
http://www.unholymess.com/blog/lets-brew
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 06:47:52 AM »
That is a good list.

For the OP - there are also some Victorian era British brewing books on Google Books.  I don't have any links to post, but have seen them there
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 09:33:49 AM »
Try also this site, but be warned the recipes are all for 1 UK gallon (1.2 US Gallons) so will need scaling - http://www.countybeermakers.org.uk/oldbeers/book2-list.php

Or this, http://www.durdenparkbeer.org.uk/Recipes.html
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 02:47:55 PM »
Thanks for all the links. The reason i ask is because there is a 19th century museum/village in my area. They have a reconstructed brewery there from the mid 1800's. I'm looking to do some research on the process and techniques so that I could possibly volunteer there to conduct tours.

http://www.gcv.org/historic-village/historic-buildings/businesses-shops-and-professions/#9

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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 07:30:11 AM »
I've always thought it would be cool to brew a somewhat authentic 1776 beer for the 4th of July. Kind of hard to find recipe's though I did find this one:

Spruce Beer Recipe from Pioneer Thinking.
5 gallons of water
1/8 pound of hops
1/2 cup of dried, bruised ginger root
1 pound of the outer twigs of spruce fir
3 quarts of molasses
1/2 yeast cake dissolved in 1/2 cup of warm water or 1/2 cup
of liquid homemade yeast

In a large kettle combine the water, hops, ginger root and
spruce fir twigs. Boil together until all the hops sink to the
bottom of the kettle. Strain into a large crock and stir in the
molasses. After this has cooled add the yeast. Cover and leave
to set for 48 hours. Then bottle, cap and leave in a warm place
(70-75 degrees F) for 5 days. It will now be ready to drink.
Store upright in a cool place.




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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 07:33:52 AM »
Along these lines...... Anyone have good starting places for before this period? Say 14-1500? Belgian would be good... I can read Dutch/Flemish..... I am familiar with the various Sahti projects.
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 09:12:40 AM »
Along these lines...... Anyone have good starting places for before this period? Say 14-1500? Belgian would be good... I can read Dutch/Flemish..... I am familiar with the various Sahti projects.

My wife used to be part of the SCA. They do medieval reenactment. You may be able to find some recipes or resources on their website www.sca.org

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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 05:28:39 PM »
I'm mainly looking to familiarize myself with Colonial American brewing practices. I've found a few books that I think will be helpful for learning the history in general.

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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 05:42:47 PM »
If you find anything on this infamous chicken beer from early America, please share.  I don't really want to replicate it, but it's one of those things that seems way out there.

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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 05:50:40 PM »
If you find anything on this infamous chicken beer from early America, please share.  I don't really want to replicate it, but it's one of those things that seems way out there.

http://hbd.org/brewery/cm3/recs/13_23.html
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Re: 19th century brewing techniques
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2011, 05:42:57 AM »
Along these lines...... Anyone have good starting places for before this period? Say 14-1500? Belgian would be good... I can read Dutch/Flemish..... I am familiar with the various Sahti projects.

My wife used to be part of the SCA. They do medieval reenactment. You may be able to find some recipes or resources on their website www.sca.org

I is a member and know a few brewers. These days we seem to be concentrating on brewing good contemporary beer and drinking it out of a period looking tankard..... ;D We did do a Sahti project. Trying to get something Belgian going.
Wooden Shoe Brew Works (not a commercial operation) Bethlehem, PA
http://www.woodenshoemusic.com/WSBW/WSBW_All_grain_Setup.html
I brew WITH style..... not necessarily TO style.....