Author Topic: German American brewer's diary  (Read 1849 times)

Offline jeffy

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3917
  • Tampa, Fl
German American brewer's diary
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:48:27 PM »
http://www.beerhistory.com/library/holdings/schneider_diary.shtml

I enjoyed reading this diary from the life an immigrant 19th Century brewer.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Online narcout

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2062
  • Los Angeles, CA
Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 03:09:18 AM »
Yeah, that was cool.
Sometimes you just can't get enough - JAMC

Offline euge

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8023
  • Ego ceruisam ad bibere cervisiam
Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011, 06:27:44 AM »
That was more than cool. Awesome! And he survived 24 battles in the CW? Wow. It sounds like he was a brewer's brewer.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Laws are spider-webs, which catch the little flies, but cannot hold the big ones. -Anacharsis

Offline jeffy

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3917
  • Tampa, Fl
Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 10:18:44 AM »
He doesn't say which side he fought on, does he?  I assume the North.
I like the casual way he describes going from penniless to wealthy and back more than once.  He certainly was resilient.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Offline tygo

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2622
  • Sterling, VA
Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 10:49:06 AM »
He doesn't say which side he fought on, does he?  I assume the North.

Yeah, the North.  He gives the regiment:  Turner Regiment 17th Mo Vol (Missouri Volunteers) USA

Very cool read.

Clint
Wort Hogs

Offline morticaixavier

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 7782
  • Underhill VT
    • The Best Artist in the WORLD!!!!!
Re: German American brewer's diary
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011, 03:27:52 PM »
Very cool indeed. I like that he, at various times was water boy, brewer, maltster and architect.

Also getting the entire history of his life into a couple of pages and making it totally readable and engaging is amazing.
"Creativity is the residue of wasted time"
-A Einstein

"errors are [...] the portals of discovery"
- J Joyce