hist-brewing: Gervase Markham Strong Ale

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Thu Sep 17 10:20:24 PDT 1998



On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Conchobar Mac Gabhann wrote:

> In any case, I was wondering about the addition of the oak branches.  To
> what purpose do you think they served?  I'd be REALLY interested in hearing

According to an explanation of a similar practice in the 18th century, 
found in "Town and Country Brewer", they were to aid break--something 
like Irish moss's use, today.  If I remember the step that Markham 
advocated adding them in.

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