Monday, October 3, 2011

George Washingtons Beer Recipe

Well, I received an email from a brother this morning which said, "the beer recipe is difficult to read" And asked if it had been deciphered. The answer is yes it has, so here for all to see , is a picture of his hand writ note, and also its typed version. Bobby, sorry I didn't think of this before! Thanks again for listening!
"To Make Small Beer
Take a large Siffer [Sifter] full of Bran Hops to your Taste. Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall[ons] into a cooler put in 3 Gall[ons] Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot or rather draw the Molasses (sic) into the cooler & St[r]ain the Beer on it while boiling Hot. let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yea[s]t if the Weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blank[et] & let it Work in the Cooler 24 hours then put it into the Cask—leave the bung open till it is almost don[e] Working—Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed."

The brackets are areas that difficulty in deciphering was had, so the characters inside brackets are assumed.

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