hist-brewing: Re: hist-brewing-digest V1 #311

JazzboBob at aol.com JazzboBob at aol.com
Wed May 5 19:22:16 PDT 1999

2 more references to Ground Ivy
The Historical Companion to House Brewing by Clive La Pensee
ALEHOOF: The common name is ground ivy and in some parts is known as Creeping 
Jenny.  It is bitter and aromatic and was the most common hop forerunner.   
Gerard recorded in 1597 its use in ale in Wales and Cheshire.  It strengthens 
and cleanses.

Wines and Beers of Old New England by Sanborn Brown
The ground ivy  was gathered in the late summer when the leaves were fully 
developed.  When the leaves were fully dried, they were seperated  from the 
stalks and used in the same manner as dried hops. It takes 1/2 a peck of 
fresh plants to make an once of dried leaves.from the stalks.

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