hist-brewing: Re: hist-brewing-digest V1 #664

Cindy M. Renfrow cindy at thousandeggs.com
Tue Aug 8 07:45:50 PDT 2000


adam larsen wrote:

>     Recently i was pondering how brewers in pre industrial times
> sanitized their equipment.  I personally have never heard of a pre
> industrial equivalent of  steam cleaning, bleach or TSP.   does any one know
> anything about this subject?  I have yet to see a recipe that even
> mentions sanitation let alone a cleaning regimen.

Hello!  The standard method was either scalding it with boiling water, or a
good scouring followed by burning sulphur in the cask.

HTH,

Cindy Renfrow
Author and Publisher of "Take a Thousand Eggs or More" and "A Sip Through Time"
http://www.thousandeggs.com
cindy at thousandeggs.com



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