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. June 8, 1775        Lord Dunmore retires to British shipping.    Dunmore and his family fled the Governor’s Palace in the middle of the night and took up residence aboard the Fowey. Want …

Basic Colonial Brewing #10 –Making the Brew

Once you have wort, its time to actually “brew” (from the Dutch brouwen: to bubble or effervesce) the beer.  I hope by now you realize that a lot more work goes into preparing to brew than actually brewing the beer.  When I do demonstrations, someone always remarks that brewing takes a long time but in …