Cool! A reader who goes by the handle GaiaOne (though we here at OWS won't hold it against them) sent this;
Howdy Tim--You probably already are familiar with this, but just in case, I thought I would send it along. I came across this while blog surfing. It's George Washington's recipe for small beer
Dated 1757, the Father of Our Country's beer-making instructions read as follows:
Take a large Sifter full of Molasses while the Beer is scalding hot or rather drain the molasses into the Cooler. Strain the Beer on it while boiling hot Hops to your Taste -- Boil these 3 hours. Then strain out 30 Gall. into a Cooler put in 3 Gallons
let this stand til it is little more than Blood warm. Then put in a quart of if the weather is very cold cover it over with a Blanket. Let it work in the Cooler 24 hours
then put it into the Cask. leave the Bung open til it is almost done working -- Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed.
Think any of our leaders in WORSHington are home brewers? Don't you wish they were?
My go-to brew - my stand by - is Sam Adams Boston Lager. Around our house, if someone calls out "Sam Adams" someone else will pretty quickly add "Brewer. Patriot.".
Much obliged, GaiaOne! Though I must point out that, though I'm grateful for the Small Beer recipe, I prefer an Extra Large beer.