Friday, March 17, 2006

Brewing processes reproduced

Thanks to the EEF newsletter (which will be uploaded on Sunday) for highlighting the following article in PDF format, entitled Two Ancient Egyptian Mural Paintings", from the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Technical Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 4 . 2005 . pp. 273-282 (799 kB):
"We attempted the faithful reproduction of the brewing processes depicted on the mural paintings in the tombs of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep of the Old Kingdom and in the tomb of Kenamun of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt using a common pathway. After multiple reproductions, we succeeded in brewing stable beer using both of the above processes. Surprisingly, the two processes were proven to be completely different."
See the above URL for the abstract and article (10 pages).

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