[ A Receipt to Make Spruce Beer from the Essence of Spruce ] William Paine
Date: The notebook is dated 1769 on the first page. | 1769/01/01 to 1769/12/31
William Paine Papers
Institution: University Of New Brunswick | Source Origin: Loyalist Collection | Reference: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR.P3W5P3
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, Microfilm Reel 2. Image use courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society.
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.