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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
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Title Homemade Beer
Description When a thick brown foam formed on the top of the beer, it was carefully skimmed off and the brew was ready to bottle, Bottling was a family cooperation; the men folks were called in to help. Mother, using a funnel, would fill the bottle which had been cleaned and readied. The father would pound the cork into the bottle with a wooden mallet. The corks were softened by standing in boiling water. The children would carry the filled bottles into the cellar, stand them on the cool floor ready for the thirsty farmers. A second chore for the children was to gather the empty bottles and glasses from the shady side of the haystack and return them to the kitchen. Later beer was made by boiling the whole malt, draining, then adding sugar and hops. Magic yeast cakes bought from the store were used instead of the ever- lasting start. Corks were no longer used. The bottles were capped. Homemade beer contained no alcohol. It was often used for refreshment at Old Folks Parties and dances, being good to rinse down the dust breathed in by the dancers. Dust was caused by mud being carried in on their shoes. Recess was called while the floor was cleaned and dust settled. Hops and yarrow grew wild in the fields. They were gathered and dried in the fall. The used malt was always fed to chickens or pigs. The clear, cold, pure water from the mountains often made the men ill. They drank too much on hot days when the hard work made them perspire. Homemade beer became a luxury for Grandpa to enjoy. -130-
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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 325377
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