Sadly, I spent very little time on the cooking side of the Cast Iron Chef event but the brewing was VERY SUCCESSFUL. We had ten journeyman brewers who were very hands on (see photos below). We also debuted the new 1 bbl brewing set-up. I spent a significant amount of time (and money) building new gear so that we can brew at scale. Everything worked as planned and aside from the old-saw that the fire is not good enough, I was very pleased with how things worked out.

Next opportunity to brew at Fort Mifflin will be May 7 — Heritage Skills and Trades Faire. Look to the Fort Mifflin website ( for details and I will send updates as we know more.

The Spruce Beer is in fermenters now and actively transforming itself from wort to beer.

This week we will put the final touches on our next event — The Curious Case of Lt Boddy. This promises to be another really exciting event. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, act quickly these are going fast and COVID keeps our space limited.

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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