hist-brewing: healing beers
Twombly_marty at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 16 10:08:36 PDT 2000
i had no wish to affend people on the list. true the book provides little to no information on peroid brewing. it does have a abundance of information on herbs in brewing and what there attributes are if brewed with. i have made several of the recipes adn they had the desired effect it also opens new ave. for exploration into somthing other then ginger,juniper berries ext.
----- Original Message -----
From: adam larsen
To: Marty Twombly ; hist-brewing at pbm.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: hist-brewing: healing beers
I have had the misfortune to go through the book mentioned below and simply can't recommend it for folks interested in making historical ales. The author recommends the use of a couple of herbs that are dangerous and obviously has a poor understanding of the chemistry involved in brewing and malting. He writes not from the perspective of a antiquarian researcher but rather a new age herbalist. Although i have not attempted to make any of his recipes several appear at first blush to be rather poorly conceived.
A fine writer belongs to this list named Cindy Renfrow who has written some of the finest material available on historical brewing. Her web site is: www.thousandeggs.com. Another good source for information is the archives of this list.
Marty Twombly wrote:
> the book to look for is Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers by Stephen Harrod
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <CBlackwill at aol.com>
> To: <Twombly_marty at hotmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 9:35 PM
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Re: Hello
> > In a message dated 00-08-11 10:41:38 EDT, you write:
> > > i enjoy mead but not enouf to be stuck with 5 gall and my wife doesn't
> > > it at all. we brew a lot of healing beers using herbs. one of my
> > > is porter
> > "Healing Beers"? You've got to be kidding me, right? If you've managed
> > make a "beer" that can "heal", I will give you the Nobel Prize myself!!!
> > knew that if I prayed hard and long enough, someone would tell me "beer is
> > really good for you".
> > Balthazar of Blackmoor
> > (hands firmly clasped and raised to the heavens in awe and gratitude..."
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