BVC - King's College...
Chuck.Graves at faa.gov
Mon Apr 12 07:58:35 PDT 1999
You folks really got busy on Friday. There were a couple of questions
I'd like to answer, if I may:
1) The class title should probably be "Introduction to Period
Potables" instead of "Basic Brewing".
-quick overview of several styles
-some basic terminology
-basic set of tools
-basic mechanics for the styles
-some recipes to get started
-short Q&A period
The class is 1 hour, so I tend to hit the high points. It's basically
a kick start for people who are a little interested. Hopefully, it
would be complementary to full classes on meads or beers.
2) I would love the chance to share the kitchen with HL Damaris. The
sessions should be complementary since I planned on doing a short
mead. It would also give folks a chance to see a couple of different
meads going simultaneously.
3) "Clove gillyflowers" are good, old-fashioned pink carnations. Be
careful when you go looking for dianthus, also known as "pinks", at
the nurseries. You don't want to use "pinks"; I've been told they are
not good for your health. As for a supply of gillyflowers, you have
to wait until they bloom...I have about a dozen plants and the flowers
are just now forming. 8^)
4) A beer is good as long as it's still beer. Although it may be urban
legend, I understand the Bass ale they brought up from various
shipwrecks was still quite palatable. My imperial stout gets better
with age. I've had a couple hide for as long as a year...you always
misplace a few things when you move.
And now for a question:
Does anybody here know about gruit?
For what it's worth, I've seen more energy from this group in the last
few days than I saw in Atlantia in as many years. I'm so glad I'm back
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