[Sca-cooks] coopering

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed May 6 16:41:24 PDT 2009

Speaking on this (only-peripherally-connected-to-food) topic, what's the
difference between tight cooperage and loose cooperage, and is there a
difference?  Are they both just as strong?  Say, if dropped from a height?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 7:29 AM, Susan Fox <selene at earthlink.net> wrote:

> The historical recreation out here runs to Spanish missions and estates
> a'la "The Mark of Zorro" days, but I know the docent of the local adobe
> mansion so maybe he can steer me right.  Good idea.
> The invention of the barrel revolutionized food and liquid [wine]
> transportation in a way that would not be equalled until Refrigeration.  One
> must wonder how it changed from the days of the Vikings to the
> Conquistadors?  Not much, I'll betcha.  Well, this sounds like a new
> long-term research project, heigh-ho!
> Cheers,
> Selene
> devra at aol.com wrote:
>> I believe that Old Sturbridge Village (MA) has a cooper's shop. Visiting
>> them is always informative and pleasant, even though their 'time' is 1820s.
>> (I truly don't believe that the art changed all that much...) They also have
>> a fairly extensive book selection in their gift shoppeee.? If there's a
>> historic recreation near you, you might ask them...
>> Devra
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Ian of Oertha

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