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1700's Col. George Washington's Small Beer Recipe

1700's Col. George Washington's Small Beer Recipe

Postby HighHeelKitchen » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:48 am

1700's Col. George Washington's Small Beer:
Source: Thomas Manteufel

To Make Small Beer:
Take a large Siffer [Sifter] full of Bran Hops to your Taste. - Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall[~ons] into a cooler put in 3 Gall[~ons] Molasses while the Beer is Scalding hot or rather draw the Melasses into the cooler & St[r]ain the Beer on it while boiling Hot. let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quart of Yea[s]t if the Weather is very Cold cover it over with a Blank[~et] & let it Work in the Cooler 24 hours then put it into the Cask - leave the bung open till it is almost don[~e] Working - Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed.

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