Posts Tagged ‘brewing’

INISHFOOD AND FEILE GRIANAN, BEER INFOGRAPHIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INISHFOOD AND FEILE GRIANAN, BEER INFOGRAPHIC

Here’s a big beer infographic for you all… In the latest ancient beer news (I, know, would we just give it up now) – at the weekend we bottled our ale for Féile Grianán Áiligh and samples for Inishfood 2013. Féile Grianán is held at Grianan hillfort, Co. Donegal, one of Ireland’s most spectacular hillforts […]


Inishfood

Inishfood

Here’s a few pic’s of last weekends brewday in preparation for the Inishfood festival in Donegal later this month. Saturday was the first use of our Keggery/Keggle brewery and the first time we’ve used hops, so we’ve moved forward in brewing history by about 3000 years.. Still using hot rocks in the kettle so we’ll […]


THE FULACHT BEER EXPERIMENT – ARCHAEOLOGY OF BEER

THE FULACHT BEER EXPERIMENT - ARCHAEOLOGY OF BEER

Declan, Billy and Nigel presented at a Seminar on ‘Experimental Archaeology in Northwest Europe: Principles and Potential’ in UCD last week. Our presentation was on the beer experiments and Fulacht Fiadh. Here’s some of Declan’s section of the presentation: Fulachta fiadh are one of the most widespread of Irish field monuments and may number up […]


Brew day stage two: Barley & Bog Myrtle

Slight delay in terms of our big brew day. Galway Hooker very kindly donated another bag of malt barley to us last week, but we were unable to find a less onerous way to grind it, apart from an old food processor or bottles. So we elected to beg the good people at the Oslo […]


Beer Comic

Colleen over at Middle Savagery has posted a comic (using Comic Life, a really fun, easy to use piece of software that I’ve been using for my nephew’s entertainment) showing the brewing at WAC. Thanks Colleen.


Weekend Brewing

Weekend Brewing

In preparation for WAC 6 in UCD next week we’ve brewed up a fresh brew of our Ale for general sampling and consumption on the day. Our brand new, watertight (ish), portable (ish) Fulacht held out after application of a good coat of (non toxic) bitumen paint externally. Our original fulacht, an old cattle trough, […]


Brewing archaeology

The latest edition of the anthropology (in the American sense) blog carnival Four Stone Hearth came courtesy of Archaeoporn while we were away, and we’re delighted that our post on Corofin is linked to. Thanks once again to Archaeoporn for including us. The only problem with blog carnivals is that you just keep meandering the […]


Postscript on the degradation of spent grain

We’ve done just a quick web search for ‘degradation of spent grain’ and encountered this – an extract from a World Intellectual Property Organization site concerning the invention of a process to isolate a protein concentrate and a fibre concentrate from fermentation residue, in particular from fermentation residue that is obtained from an ethanol producing […]


Ale, brewing and fulacht fiadh: Archaeology Ireland

Ale, brewing and fulacht fiadh: Archaeology Ireland

Ale, brewing and fulacht fiadh Billy Quinn and Declan Moore of Moore Environmental and Archaeological Consultants in Galway present a bleary eyed experimental reassessment of the nature and function of fulacht fiadh The majority of Irish field monuments are defined by their names – a standing stone is a standing stone and a ringfort is […]