The Yeast Ring

This year, I am adding a somewhat archaic bit of brewing equipment to the gear brought out by the Regimental Brewmiester.  The yeast ring or gjarkrans is a piece of traditional brewing gear from medieval Sweden and Denmark.  This tool resembles a complicated wreath of small pieces of whittled wood.  Yeast harvested from one batch …

Major Upgrades for the Regimental Brewmeister in 2022

Last year I added a fly tent to my presentation and this year in my quest to create a truly authentic 18th Century brewery, I have six new upgrades: 30-gallon Copper            This does not mean I am abandoning the 5 and 10-gallon coppers, these are very useful for demonstrations as they come to a boil …