hist-brewing: Gervase Markham Strong Ale

Baden,Doug baden at oclc.org
Thu Sep 17 10:26:41 PDT 1998


That makes sense.  One of the things that happens in break is the color
change!

Now to find some English oak branches....

Dream on.

Doug

Doug Baden    My opinions are my own. 
When I see "And it is obvious that" I know that
I have many hours of work to see the obvious...

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	bjm10 at cornell.edu [SMTP:bjm10 at cornell.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, September 17, 1998 1:20 PM
> To:	hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject:	RE: hist-brewing: Gervase Markham Strong Ale
> 
> 
> 
> 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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