Category: My Brewing Articles & Class Handouts

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Make Your Malt

Ever think of making your malt to homebrew with?  Uncertain you can do it?  Sure you can.  You can make your malt and thus have complete control over its roastiness, diastatic power, everything. [..]

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head and shoulders of Martyn Cornell
head and shoulders of Martyn Cornell
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Hops Arrive in England: 1526?

According to The Timetables of History (almost as good as the Guinness Book for leafing through), hops were introduced to England from Artois in 1526.  There’s a story there – [..]

carboy filled with golden liquid with lots of foam, layer of sediment and an airlock

Homebrewing: Things That Go Boom In The Night

src=”http://www.elspethpayne.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/carboy-working1-209×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”209″ height=”300″ />This manuscript was first published in Tournaments Illuminated, a quarterly magazine for medieval enactors.  It appeared in the Third Quarter 2010, Issue 175.  Copies may be ordered [..]

drawing of a medieval brewer in a warehouse

Brewing 101 Part 6: Syrups and Sekanjubins

From the class notes for Brewing 101, taught in Fall 2008, to people interested in an historical context: Europe before 1600. Syrups and Sekanjubins “Sakanjubins and Oxymels comprise a class of compounds whose [..]