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1700's Benjamin Franklin's Spruce Beer Recipe

1700's Benjamin Franklin's Spruce Beer Recipe

Postby HighHeelKitchen » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:50 am

1700's Benjamin Franklin's Spruce Beer:
Source: Thomas Manteufel
Translated from the French while he was stationed in France.


Ways of Making Beer with Essence of Spruce:
For a Cask containing 80 bottles, take one pot of Essence and 13 Pounds of Molases. - or the same amount of unrefined Loaf Sugar; mix them well together in 20 pints of hot Water: Stir together until they make a Foam, then pour it into the Cask you will then fill with Water: add a Pint of good Yeast, stir it well together and let it stand 2 or 3 Days to ferment, after which close the Cask, and after a few days it will be ready to be put into Bottles, that must be tightly corked. Leave them 10 or 12 Days in a cool Cellar, after which the Beer will be good to drink.


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