Spruce Beer. a

Essence of Spruce..............

4 fl. ounces.

Sugar (granulated)..........

10 pounds.

Water (boiling).................

10 gallons.

Yeast..........................

8 fl. ounces.

Mix the above, excepting the Yeast, and proceed as directed under Ginger Beer or Ale a.

Various spices may be used for flavoring; also three (3) or four (4) sliced lemons may be added.

Spruce Beer. b

Essence of Spruce*.............

8 fl. ounces.

Pimenta (bruised),

Ginger (bruised),

Hops, (fresh, of each)............

4 ounces.

Water.........................

3 gallons.

Mix and boil for five (5) or ten (10) minutes; then strain and add Warm Water eleven

Note - "The Abies nigra (Pinus nigra), or black spruce of this country yields the 'Essence" of Spruce, which is prepared by boiling the young branches in water and evaporating the decoction. It is a thick liquid, with the color and consistence of molasses, and a bitterish, acidulous, astringent taste." (11) gallons, Yeast one (1) pint, Molasses six (6) pints; mix well and allow the mixture to stand for twenty-four (24) hours, then bottle or jug for use.