From the HBD Archive
From: "Beware of badgers in the moonlight." <>
Subject: Medievalists, beer and bread
Date: 1990-03-02 14:20:00 GMT

Brewers all:

Well, I play SCA, so I guess that means I'm a medievalist, even though my
interests lie more in pre-medieval times.

The ancient Celts would make bread using _barm_, which is the krausen that
floats on the top in the early stages of fermentation. I imagine that they'd
just make some beer, scoop off some krausen, and pitch it into their bread
mixture, although I imagine that you'll want to be sanitary about it to
avoid funny-tasting bread.

- Ted
- --
"I never say everything I am thinking, and not just because I think
much faster than I can think." -- Dan Mocsny / ptgarvin@uokmax.UUCP | Eris loves you!
in the Society: Padraig Cosfhota o hUlad / Barony of Namron, Ansteorra
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