Thursday, January 12, 2017

A 1919 Homebrew Recipe

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been mucking around in a lot of info related to the Prohibition-era homebrewing scene (see here & here). While doing that, I came across a recipe book published in 1919, the year before Prohibition went into effect.

Home Beverages is filled with precisely the sort of stuff you’d want to know if liquor were about to become illegal. Among the “Valuable Information” is a recipe for beer. Have a look...

That recipe would produce the sort of beer that was fairly standard before Prohibition. It would come in at about 5% ABV and 27 IBUs. I don't know about that business of filtering it through old flannel, though. You can check out the entire book here.

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