Reference numberJBO/1/121
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/146
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date11 March 1663
Description ' Mr Winthrop presented the Company with some bottles of beer brewed of maitz-bread, which was a pale wel tasted middle Beir. He had the thanks of the Company, and was desired to keep some of his Liquor for a while, to see how it would bear age. Being asked what proportion of the Maitz there had been take to the 8 Gallons of Beer which was brewed; he said about halfe a Bushell.

Dr Merret suggested that some Spirit might be drawne out of this Maitz - beer, a fortnight hence.

Dr Croon brought in a paper of Mr Newburg's concer-ning Syder, which was read and thanks ordered to the Author; and the paper to be filed up with the other formerly brought in, of the same subject.

The same was put in mind to bring in an Account of keeping Carpes alive for a while out of water, by feeding them in a Cellar.

Mr Pell mentioning a sort of Perry 10 years ld, which he had drunk in Turgow, boyled till two thirds were wasted, and having a Muscadell-taste: Dr Merret took occasion to say, that he conceived that with the boyling and good store of Spirits did exhale;

But Dr Goddard was of opinion that any Wort or must, or juyce of Apples or Pears etc. Being boyled before they are fermented, or being put into a Still, will onely yield Flegme and very little Spirit.

Dr Hoar suggested that it might be tryed, whether juices, before fermentation, loose their Spirits. The same mentioned, that the Liver of a Pigeon had been found full of pease.

Mr Buckland's Paper, Sent to Mr Oldenburg, concerning the way of Brewing beer without Maulting the Corne; and of turning rich Syder, into a kind of Canary, was read: where-upon, my Lord Berkly offered the Company, Some Beer of his, made of unmaulted Barley.

Sir Nicholas Crispe was proposed Candidate by Mr Colwall. '
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