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Brewer

Until governments used brewed drinks as a source of revenue in the 1400s, every home did their own brewing. Successful brewers would share their brews with their friends, family and local nobles. Brewers would use whatever sources of sugar they had locally. Irish nobles would often require farmers to provide malted barley as part of their taxes.

Brews
  • Mead (spiced or fruit-based)
  • Beer (hop or gruit-based)
  • Wine (imported in expensive jars)
  • Spirits (distillation in Ireland post 1100)
Ingredients
  • Malted barley, raw barley, wheat, rye
  • Honey on the comb, gruit spices & herbs, dried fruits
  • Yeast 'cake' from old brews
Equipment
  • Large cauldron/kettle
  • Bucket with lid that can be (mostly) sealed
  • mash-paddle
  • kegs with taps
  • clay bottles
  • Recipes (replicas of Sir Kenelme Digby's ?)
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