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Re: INFO: Attn. Brewers and Vintners

Poster: "Sharon Henderson" <sharon@intercon.com>

> Dafydd writes: 
> > Upon the noble attempt of one of Corun's Anda to make koumiss 
> > by fermenting reconstituted dried mare's milk until the lactic 
> > acid kills off the yeast (appropriately inhibited by wood ash), I 
> > have only one thing to say. 
> Well now that you've got the toast down, does that mean you'll be 
> coming up to camp for a drink. ;-) 
> Addendum: In going back over the notes, the other two inhibitors 
> were baking soda and a chunk of limestone. I suspect the latter, 
> along with the wood ash, would have been more available than baking 
> soda to the Mongols. 
> In service, 
> Corun 

Uhmn -- I'm afraid I had a similar reaction to his Excellency's, but I did 
want to add this, as a deputy A&S person:

Please tell your Anda, Baron Corun, that I applaud most fervently (and 
possibly fermently!) his efforts in true recreation of a period -- uhh -- 
substance!  I might even convince myself to come up and try a TINY little sip 
of it, just so I could say I had done so ....

But don't quote me on that!  :-)

Meli the Timid (at least around koumiss ....)

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