A Treatise on Brewing

A Treatise on Brewing
by Alexander Morrice
Adopted by
Jacqueline Vossler
in honor of Richard W. Renner---Happy Birthday
on February 14, 2017
Title page of Morrice's 1815 book on home beer brewing

A treatise on brewing; wherein is exhibited the whole process of the art and mystery of brewing the various sorts of malt liquor

By Alexander Morrice. London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1815.

Intended for both professional and home-brewers, in an era when most people did brew their own, this book was in such demand that it stayed in print for decades through the early 1800s and has become a classic in the history of brewing.  This copy is the 5th edition published in 1815.  (The Libraries also holds 3rd edition of 1802.)  Author Alexander Morrice, himself a brewer in London, provides recipes and instructions for a wide variety of brews: porter, stout, amber, ale, beer, and more, along with a glossary of terms and technical discussions of tools and equipment.     

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