hist-brewing: Oak leaf in Viking Mead Recipe?

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Fri Mar 12 12:52:06 PST 1999

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

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

In other words, possibly a flocculating or other clarifying agent.

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

But they are not identical.

After all, using this argument, I could claim that we could all brew beer 
with just barley husks, no need for malted pericarp.  After all, are not 
the husks attached?

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