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Re: archaeological brewing experiment

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  • baccus_kaloethes
    An fascinating article. One I m going to have to try for myself. Thank you for posting it and the link. As to being before SCA period, thankfully, Corpora has
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 2 10:43 AM
      An fascinating article. One I'm going to have to try for myself.
      Thank you for posting it and the link.

      As to being before SCA period, thankfully, Corpora has the time
      frame as 'Pre-17th-Century', so we can try this and still be 'in


      --- In sca_brew@yahoogroups.com, "rowen_g" <rowengr@...> wrote:
      > A bit *before* SCA period, but perhaps of interest. (Came via an
      > archaeological newsletter; apologies if I'm duplicating.)
      > regards,
      > Rowen G.
      > * * * * * * * * * * * *
      > Archaeologists to demonstrate ancient brewing
      > Last summer two Irish archaeologists proposed a theory which made
      > worldwide headlines. They suggested that one of the most common
      > archaeological monuments in the Irish landscape may have been used
      > brewing a Bronze Age Beer. They will demonstrate and discuss
      > experiments and research (and distribute tasters of the brew) into
      > enigmatic site that is the fulacht fiadh at the World
      > Congress 'Fringe' at UCD on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July.
      > Billy Quinn and Declan Moore, two archaeologists with Moore
      > Archaeological & Environmental Services (Moore Group) in Galway,
      > believe that an extensive brewing tradition existed in Ireland as
      > back as 2500 BCE. These ubiquitous monuments, which are visible in
      > landscape as small, horseshoe-shaped grass-covered mounds, have
      > conventionally thought of by archaeologists as ancient cooking
      > saunas or industrial sites. However, Quinn and Moore believe that
      > may have also been used as breweries.
      > According to Quinn "The tradition of brewing in Ireland has
      > long history, we think that the fulacht may have been used as a
      > kitchen sink, for cooking, dying, many uses, but that a primary
      > was the brewing of ale." To prove their theory, Quinn & Moore set
      > to recreate the process. They used an old wooden trough filled
      > water and added heated stones. After achieving an optimum
      > of 60-70°C they began to add milled barley and after approx 45
      > simply baled the final product into fermentation vessels. They
      > natural wild flavourings and then added yeast after cooling the
      > vessels in a bath of cold water for several hours. Through their
      > experiments, they discovered that the process of brewing ale in a
      > fulacht using hot rock technology is a simple process. To produce
      > ale took only a few hours, followed by a few-days wait to allow
      > fermentation.
      > For additional information on ancient Irish beer, contact
      > or Billy or visit www.mooregroup.ie/beer/index.html or Moore
      > blog at mooregroup.wordpress.com/
      > Source: PR Inside (27 June 2008)
      > http://tinyurl.com/6cggax
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