hist-brewing: Re: Pumpkin mead

J C Ronsen caleb at buffnet.net
Fri Jan 8 19:56:00 PST 1999

At 04:44 PM 1/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Well I found this on a scrap piece of paper on my desk. (a monumental task
>in and of itself!)  I believe the recipe dates to the mid 1700's maybe this
>will help you out maybe not *shrug* .
>Receipt for Pompion Ale 
>Let the Pompion be beaten in a Trough and pressed as Apples. The expressed
>Juice is to be boiled in a Copper a considerable Time and carefully skimmed
>that there may be no Remains of the fibrous Part of the Pulp. After that
>Intention is answered let the Liquor be hopped cooled fermented &c. as Malt
>When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle Caveman. After school we'd
>all go play in his cave, and every once in a while he would eat one of us.
>It wasn't until later that I found out that Uncle Caveman was a bear.

I've had pumpkin mead before; you really have to like pumpkins to enjoy
pumpkin mead.

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