hist-brewing: Medieval brewing assistance needed!

Richard Richard at WowMe.com
Mon Dec 6 11:47:13 PST 1999


Terafan,
    Over the last 3 posts I have admitted to my error in wording.  I stated that I should have used the term "in favor".  Please read those, and you will see that I was not trying to be inaccurate, but certainly chose the wrong wording, for which I wholeheartedly apologize.
BTW, this is a lot of very interesting information!  Glad I roused it outta ya after all!  ;)

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barclay, Peter C. MAJ" <barclayp at eucom.mil>
To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
Sent: Monday, December 06, 1999 05:28 Richard
Subject: RE: hist-brewing: Medieval brewing assistance needed!


> Greetings from Terafan,    
> 
> Richard is not accurate in what ever evidence he claims that suggest hops
> were not introduced until the late 15th or early 16th century. If you are
> talking about ENGLAND, then that statement is relatively true, but needs to
> be understood in context.  
> 
> Not trying to toot my horn, but I have taught classes on hops. You can find
> the class notes at http:www.greydragon.org/library.html  Look at "HOPS: The
> Bitter Herb"
> 
> For those who don't want to go surf, a quick summary is:
> 
> - The first mention of hops is in reference to a hop garden in the Hallertau
> district in 736 AD.
> 
> - The first EUROPEAN mention of hops being added to beer was in 1079 by
> Abbess Hildegarde of St. Ruprechtsberg. "If one intends to make beer from
> oats, it is prepared with hops."
> 
> - Records reflect the use of hops in beer in France in 1268 during the reign
> of Louis IX. the law stated that beer should only contain good malt and
> hops.
> 
> - The English developed a taste for hopped Dutch beer while soldiering in
> the Low Countries. Hopped beer, or beer (as opposed to ale) was imported
> into Winchelsea as early as 1400, with the first hops being planted in
> England in 1428.
> 
> - The Brewer's Company, formed in 1437 and made up of ale brewers, concerned
> about the spread of beer petitioned the Lord Mayor of London in 1484 that
> "no hops, herbs, or other like thing be put into any ale or liquore wherof
> ale shall be made--but only liquor, malt, and yeast." This was intended to
> keep clear the demarcation between ale and beer.
> 
> - In 1524, hops were condemned as an adulteration by Henry VIII, and an
> injunction against their use was issued. However, in 1536, Edward VI
> (Henry's successor) commended hopped beer as "notable, healthy, and
> temperate."
> 
> v/r
> 
>                      Terafan
> 
> Master Terafan Greydragon           terafan at greydragon.org
> Brewer and probably other things I can't think of...
> Seneschal, Incipient Shire of Blauwasser
> 
> 
> 
> > -----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>  
> 
> 
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