hist-brewing: Historical "non-sanitization"--any experience?

Lance Petersen lp32059 at navix.net
Wed May 5 18:58:16 PDT 1999


I just got into this and would very much like to do some brew in the wood...could
anybody advise as to a source for a reasonable replica of  beer barrel made of
wood?

tks
Lance

bjm10 at cornell.edu wrote:

> On Wed, 5 May 1999 Owenbrau at aol.com wrote:
>
> > however, wood is basicly unsanitizable; after its first use, its infected,
> > period. this is why i think we should add brettanomyces yeasts to our period
>
> Mmmmm... Brett.
>
> Do you recommend Wyeast's "Brett Blend", Yeastlab's Brettanymyces
> culture, or another source?
>
> > to answer the question i think you're asking, which is, "how can i clean my
> > equipment in a period manner?" my answer to that is: don't bother. if the
>
> Actually, I wasn't.  I presumed (without evidence) that a great deal of
> the need for a small-scale homebrewer who makes batches less than 1/6
> barrel in size (me) to regularly clean and sanitize was because I did
> work at such a small scale.
>
> > if you really need to clean in a period manner (demo or the like), water,
>
> Demonstration--something to think about in the back of my head...
>
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