Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation

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Siris Books, 1998 - Cooking - 534 pages
Often radical and controversial, Buhner has clearly and beautifully explored the mysterious universal beliefs between ancient arid indigenous cultures as to the spirituality and healing power of plants and fermentation. In the spirit of Carlos Castenada, he forges a quest in pursuit of the experiential. Highlights of comprehensive information never presented in one volume include: mead, honey and hive products; heather ale; psychotropic beers; and beers and ales from sacred and medicinal trees and plants.

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Man, this book makes me want to run right out and start brewing! It's got lots and lots of recipes for making ale and beer out of any sort of plant one can think of, and even some one cannot. Mustard ... Read full review

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Wow, this book is wild. The essential premise is: at this time Western culture consumes only two alcoholic beverages; all beer is a watery solution of fermented barley and hops, and all wine is ... Read full review


The A p p en d i c e s
APPENDIX TWO Some Meads of the Middle Ages
Herbs Used in Meads of the Middle Ages A Brief Compendium
APPENDIX FOUR Sources of Supply and Useful Books

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