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George Washingtons Beer

Yummy.

What it says at the link location is that the NYC library owns a handwritten recipe by GW and they are pairing up with a brewery to have some made.

They are only doing 25 gallons though. 😦 sad face.

To make Small Beer

Take a large Sifter full of Bran Hops to your Taste. — Boil these 3 hours. Then strain out 30 Gallons into a Cooler, put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is scalding hot or rather drain the molasses into the Cooler & strain the Beer on it while boiling Hot. Let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm. Then put in a quart of Yeast if the weather is very cold, cover it over with a Blanket & let it work in the Cooler 24 hours. Then put it into the Cask — leave the Bung[hole] open till it is almost done working — Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed.

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  1. 2011/05/07 at 08:13

    What if its not a good recipe? I think Noam Chomsky makes a great linguist, but has a pretty warped grasp on international politics. Why would you assume Washington had some great beer recipe?

  2. 2011/05/07 at 08:21

    Everyone brewed beer back in those days, it’s safe to assume its garbage compared to what we expect today, but as a home brewer, looking at the ingredients I do have a feel for what it should taste like. Seems okay to me, nothing I’d brew, but who wouldn’t want to sample one of the beers that fed the revolution!?!

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