Basic Colonial Brewing #4 — Minding your “P’s” and “Q’s”

Which weighs more, a ton of lead or a tun of feathers?  Sounds absurd today but in the 18th Century this is actually a legitimate question.  How many feathers can you pack in a 256-gallon cask?  A lot more than 2000 pounds!  In Colonial America, minding your “P’s and Q’s” isn’t about etiquette, its about …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. March 5, 1770                    Boston Massacre In 1767, in an attempt to recoup the considerable treasure expended in the defense of its North American colonies during the French and Indian …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. March 4, 1797    John Adams inaugurated President At the time of the founding of our republic, monarchs led nearly every other nation. Even as democratic systems began to spread, …

Defending the Empire: Being a Reenactor with the 43rd Rgmt of Foot

If you want to start reenacting or just want to explore the hobby, my advice is to join one of the better Revolutionary War regiments. Whether you choose to be Contential, Militia; or, for the stout of heart, British is more about who you are and what you want to learn. For me it was …

New Events by the Colonial Brewmiester at Fort Mifflin

I plan to add a few more events (like a tavern night at Thornbury Farms in April) but these are still in discussion. Below are the new events for 2021 at Fort Mifflin. April 3, 2021Gentleman Scientist at Fort Mifflin 10:00am – 3:00pm   Discussion of Transit of Venus and the measurement of the Astronomical UnitDiscussion of …

We’re Creating a Brewery and You can help

Want to Buy Beer from the Colonial Brewmeister? Help us build a Tavern and Brewery. Perhaps it the pandemic or years of working a job that while I am good at it, I really don’t love but next year, we are taking the plunge and building a new business. In 2026 America will celebrate its …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. March 1, 1781Our nation’s first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was ratified by Congress. Under these articles, Congress is the sole governing body of the national government and all …

Beer Recipe: Cuddalore IPA

Where was the final battle of the American Revolutionary War fought? If definitely was not at Yorktown! As humiliating as Cornwallis’ defeat at Yorktown was it did not cripple the British war effort in America. Most of the British Army was in New York where Washington and Rochambeau originally planned to engage them. Losing Cornwallis’ …