hist-brewing: Oak leaf in Viking Mead Recipe?

Eric A. Rhude ateno at panix.com
Fri Mar 12 12:44:19 PST 1999


> > 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?

As far as I have seen, they were used as something to 
lighten the wort, and a side effect was an introduction of 
tannin.

Yes you are correct, oak boughs.  Leaves are attachd are they not?

Eric Rhude
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