hist-brewing: pumpkin mead

Mike Manning darke at inetworld.net
Mon Nov 29 09:18:17 PST 1999

    I have not been able to find a old recipe for pumpkin mead but here is
one for pumpkin ale:

    An anonymous recipe for pumpkin ale appeared in the papers of the
American Philosophical Society in February, 1771 (Published in Virginia).
The author notes that he obtained this recipe from someone who claimed this
tasted like malt ale, with only a slight "twang". After two years in the
bottle, this twang had mellowed to an acceptable level.

"Receipt for Pompion Ale

    Let the Pompion be beaten in a Trough and pressed as Apples. The
expressed Juice is to be boiled in a Copper a considerable Time and
carefully skimmed that there may be no Remains of the fibrous Part of the
Pulp. After that Intention is answered let the Liquor be hopped cooled
fermented &c. as Malt Beer."

darke at inetworld.net     _^..^_

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