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Medieval Ale Anyone Ever Tried To Make One?

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nonicman

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Made up a very small medieval style ale. Has anyone tried this before?
Following what I had read, I collected some run off from a brown ale I was doing before the boil. Added crushed cardamon pods, cumin, corriander, clove to the unboiled wort. Fermenting with a mix of WLP001, WLP400 and WLP023 (no real reason for the mixed yeast).
 
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what bittering herb are you adding, if any?

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Hadn't really put much thought into the gruit (used what was in the kitchen). Just had a taste, added too much spice to taste any malt. Very spicy (less cardamon would be better), still drinkable. So will do this with the next brew (only make up 1.5 litres of this ale as it doesn't last very long). Most of the recommended bittering herbs I've read about I never heard of before. Will pick up a packet of dried juniper berries I saw in the shops and try using that.

If anyone is interested this site has great info on historic brewing.

The SCA Brew -- Historical Brewing Library
 

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