Homemade Beer

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Homemade Beer
Description HOMEMADE BEER Talula F. Nelson Box 148 Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 Senior Citizen Division Third Place Personal Recollection Making beer was one of the first things the Danish pio-neers did. They were used to it and loved it. Beer was a must in their native land to offset the impure water. Beer was very nutritious and a welcome treat in their scanty diet. Making beer was no easy job. It took several days to complete the process. The main ingredient was malt. This was made of wheat or barley. The grain was first cleaned by tossing it into the air, allowing the wind to blow away chaff and seeds. Then it was washed and let stand over night in water. The soaked wheat was then placed between clean muslin cloth, covered with blankets, and put in a dark place to sprout. When three sprouts or roots appeared, it was ready to brown in the oven, dry, and grind. Nearly every family had their wheat grinders. A wooden tub was used for beer-making and no other purpose. It was kept clean, free from soapsuds, etc. This tub had a hole in the bottom in which a peg was inserted. Three bunches of straw were tied to fit over the peg, the straw acting as a strainer. The ground malt was then put in the tub and boiling water added, let stand until cool (over night), then the peg was loosened and the liquid allowed to slowly drip into buckets. The tub was then rinsed, the straw bunches cleansed, ready for use again. The liquid was warmed and replaced in the tub where were sugar, hops, yarrow, and dandelion roots which had been boiled and carefully drained. The juice was added till the right flavor was obtained. At the right temperature, yeast was added. The yeast was special beer yeast, not the kind used for bread-making. The sediment from the bottom of the tub was added to a start; a little sugar gave it life. A start was kept alive by adding a little sugar. If for any reason the start did not work, a new one was borrowed from a good neighbor. -129-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325376
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