hist-brewing: Sources...

Beth Ann Snead ladypeyton at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 6 11:28:05 PDT 1999

>  > [ Editor's note: This fellow is obviously a SCAdian, and thus probably
>  > is most interested in brewing before 1600. Digby is from 1669, but
>  > some people claim that he was writing about older techniques, since he
>  > was really old when he wrote his book. I think that discussing "Is
>  > Digby relevant to pre-1600 brewing" in terms of whether Digby is a
>  > primary or secondary source for pre-1600 brewing is extremely
>  > confusing, and should be avoided at all costs. Digby is obvious a
>  > primary source for the brewing that he personally did. -- Greg ]

Not only was he an old man collecting anecdotal recipes for his cookbook, it was published in 1669
by his son, after his death which adds to the plausibility of it being a late period source
instead of an out of period source

Beth Ann Snead
Lettice, Lady Peyton in the SCA
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