hist-brewing: Medieval brewing assistance needed!

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Mon Dec 6 00:37:05 PST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> Behalf Of Richard
> Sent: 06 December 1999 05:28
> To: Sarah Wakely; hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Medieval brewing assistance needed!
> I'm gonna get shot for this, but here goes:
> 1) Don't use hops!
> <ducking>
> There is some evidence to suggest that hops were not 
> introduced until the late 15th early 16th century and that 
> they were an invention of the protestant church to cause 
> "calming".  <looking around>  

They were used as a preservation agent in the weak brew that the dutch made.
There wasn't enough alcohol content to kill the bugs.

Hops *may* (OK, you all noticed 
> I used the word MAY!) cause drowsiness and impotence, so it 
> is believed this fit the protestant agenda of the time,

I doubt any religion wants to discourage an increase in it members and
breeding them is usually the way to go...

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