A Receipt to Make Spruce Beer from the Essence of Spruce

[ A Receipt to Make Spruce Beer from the Essence of Spruce ] William Paine

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
William Paine

Date: The notebook is dated 1769 on the first page. | 1769/01/01 to 1769/12/31

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Drink

Ingredients
water
essence of spruce
molasses
yeast

Source: William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3

Description

Instructions for making spruce beer. The recipe has been divided between two loose sheets that have been reversed in order. The transcription revises the order for sense.  First Notebook of Medical Memorada, 1769, Reel 2.  Image use courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.  


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Transcription

 

     

A Receipt to make spruce beer from the Essence of spruce 1 Infusiones Decata Cerevifiae Fuscula Sera et Succi

Take ______    2 Galls: boiling Water
                        1 Gall: essence           }      mix well together in a    
                        2 quarts molasses       }      large tubb_____

Then add __   8 Galls: more of cold water and put it into
                       your cask, adding to it about a pint of
                       Yeast to make it foment you must be

                        carefull it don’t foment too much, when
                        you think it has undergone a sufficiant
                        fomentation bung it up tight and bottle
                        it of[f] the next day. 

From the above  proportion you may make either
    a Larger or Smaller quantity.