Benjamin Franklin's Spruce Beer
historical, 1700s, spruce beer
Source: Thomas Manteufel, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Issue #748, 10/25/91
Translated from the french while he was stationed in France.
Ways of Making Beer with Essence of Spruce:
For a Cask containing 80 bottles, take one pot of Essence and 13 Pounds
of Molases. - or the same amount of unrefined Loaf Sugar; mix them well
together in 20 pints of hot Water: Stir together until they make a Foam,
then pour it into the Cask you will then fill with Water: add a Pint of
good Yeast, stir it well together and let it stand 2 or 3 Days to
ferment, after which close the Cask, and after a few days it will be
ready to be put into Bottles, that must be tightly corked. Leave them 10
or 12 Days in a cool Cellar, after which the Beer will be good to drink.