SV: hist-brewing: period sparging

PBLoomis at aol.com PBLoomis at aol.com
Fri Apr 9 05:58:09 PDT 1999


In a message dated 4/8/99 12:12:42 PM EST, badger at nwlink.com writes:

<< so the germans and flemish had
 hops long before the english who thought hops were the devils weed.. >>

	I understand that was largely political, the result of a PR campaign 
by 
the powerful Church-sponsored Gruit Guild, which was only overcome when 
it became obvious that hops had preservative qualities that gruit did not.

	Scotti


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