Re: brewing thought, was Mead, was....
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., Sheri_Nielsen@p... wrote:
>If you use period equipment to produce modern mead, then you're
> > Every brewing contest I have seen has been judged by modern
> > standards...but if you use "modern equipment" to obtain these
> > modern standards, you lose points. Fleh Fleh fleh fleh.
> In what way is it difficult to meet modern standards without using
> modern equipment? (other than aging a little longer, and using non-
> period pre-packaged yeast) Or more precisely, what sort of "modern
> equipment" are you referring to.
> The yeast (and maybe an airlock) are the most modern things we use,
> and I'd humbly say that our mead is 'up to' modern standards.
probably not using the equipment in the same way that period people
did. So the rules that now exist require period equipment, but then
they also require you to use that period equipment in non-period
ways. If you do that, the period equipment that you're using is
going to waste.
It's kind of like someone who buys wool fabric and uses a bone needle
to hand-sew it into a nice tailored suit. They've used period
materials and methods, but the final result is a modern garment, not
a period one.
- Pardon me if I'm out of line here. I just joined two days ago. Are we talking about pockets in women's gown specifically or the time period in general? There are a pair of pants in the Patterns of Fashion pg.87 that have sewn in pockets. If I'm off topic I apologize.
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