Fw: hist-brewing: Hops in Mead

Gunther von Lindenwald (Timothy Carter) gunther at visi.net
Wed Jun 21 18:24:35 PDT 2000


From: "Gunther von Lindenwald (Timothy Carter)" <gunther at visi.net>
To: "NATHAN T Moore" <NTMOORE at SMTPGATE.DPHE.STATE.CO.US>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Hops in Mead


Search the net for the link to "Das Buch von Gute Spise" (pardon the
spelling -- especially those gentles reading this from the Marinus
regions...).  Translated from German by Lady Alia Atlas, it includes an
early (14th Century?) recipe for mead that includes hops...

Hope it helps.

-Gunther
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> From: "NATHAN T Moore" <NTMOORE at SMTPGATE.DPHE.STATE.CO.US>
> To: <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 10:44 AM
> Subject: hist-brewing: Hops in Mead
>
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> > I am looking for any recipes, preferably pre 1800's, that use hops in
mead
> as a primary ingredient.  I am not really interested in recipes for
> metheglin with just a tad of hops along with a 100 other spices.  Also, I
am
> not interested in braggot recipes.
> >
> > Mainly I am just trying to get a better undersatnding of the quantity of
> Hops used.  We have discussed this a little over on the SCA list.  I have
> already looked at the recipe in Buch von guter spise which calls for ½ maz
> pot of hops for a mead with 2 maz pots of water and 1 maz pot of honey.
> There is also a traditionsal Lithuanian Mead recipe at
> http://ausis.gf.vu.lt/eka/food/drinks.html  that calls for 1 cup of hops
for
> about 4 gallons of mead at 1 part honey to about 1.5 parts water.  Using
> several assumptions I calculated these at the 10 to 20 IBU level for a
> couple very sweet meads, although I am not sure how the actual or
percieved
> IBUs for mead compare to that of beer.  The other recipe I looked at is
from
> the Domostoi, http://sca_brew.homestead.com/files/recipes/Crystal_2.htm,
> this recipes translation is a bit iffy and it is hard to guess at what the
> hop quantity actualy is.  The recipe calls for a half measure of hops, if
> you assume they are using the same measure for hops as for mead you get in
> the range of 40 to 60 IBUs, but I do not think that is correct.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Nate
> >
> >
>
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