hist-brewing: Oak leaf in Viking Mead Recipe?

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Fri Mar 12 12:41:29 PST 1999

On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Eric A. Rhude wrote:

> Oak Leaves were used in brewing in the 1600's and is 
> well documented.
> Gervase Markhan for one.

Weren't they used as a flocculating agent rather than an ingredient, 
though?  And wasn't it oak boughs, not leaves?

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