Discussion in 'The Snug' started by Druncan, Sep 15, 2018.
Alcoholic porridge for breakfast anyone?
13,000 year old.
@Dutto local when he was younger
My guess in what would have been the first alcoholic drink, would be mead. Honey, stored in a not-waterproof pot at the back of a shed, with rainwater seeping in, and left to stand there until it was rediscovered. Easiest. Fruitwine would be next chronologically, and beer much later.
"This involved first germinating the grain to produce malt, then heating the mash and fermenting it with wild yeast, the study said."
Sounds like modern beer except the grain isnt seperated from the wort, so you end up with beer porridge
And that's why the straw was involved.
This must be before someone sussed that out
So, should we try leaving watery porridge out for a week until it becomes a sour-dough brew? Add honey for a second fermentation and see what happens? Woo-hoo this is interesting!
Paper straw of course?
Apparently, it was old beer that they found; so I'm now looking at using a "2+2+676.000" system!
Most beers improve if it's conditioned for that bit longer so I think I'm on a winner there!
BTW, the archeologists know it was from 13,000 years ago because they found a copy of the "Bedrock Wail" dated Augusto, 10,982BC that had a scare story chiselled into it.
The story explained how bad it was for people to drink beer! Apparently their lives could be shortened by as much as a whole year; especially those who over-indulged, fell asleep in the forest and got eaten by wolves!
According to the BBC it was "... residue of 13,000-year-old beer"!
Funnily enough, the very first brew I ever did was Mead; and it tasted crap with a capital "K"!
I suppose, looking back, that it was to be expected. All I did was pour a one-pound jar of honey into a DJ (inherited from my Gran), add enough water to bring the level "up to the shoulder", throw in a lump of live bread yeast, cover the top with an old handkerchief held on with an elastic band and drink it when it stopped bubbling!
"Crap" is probably too kind a description because I cannot recall even tasting Mead since that brew!
Not sure they had invented paper 13000 years ago. Suppose they could have always used... umm...straw
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