Steve
A short video showing how ale was made in the 1800s

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Robert

If they have documentation saying it was done just that way I guess we can't argue but I think there might have been some minor differences, like the underletting process might have been different to this, they might have made a thick mash, stirred it for half an hour then used the underlet to add water and raise the temperature before allowing it to steep for a couple of hours (the mixing and stirring part was called mashing). Some of the barrels might have gone to the tavern or whatever as soon as they were filled and been matured there.

Incidentally, roast barley would have been illegal in a British/Irish brewery at this time.

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