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From the January – February edition of Britarch (thanks to Merryn for pointing it out to us):
Burnt mound theory tested to perfection
David Chapman found an eroding “burnt mound” – a common but unexplained prehistoric mound of fired stones – on the Lleyn peninsula at Hell’s Mouth. Excavations in 2008 revealed an oak trough containing a residue of burnt stones and charred chaff and seeds (News, Mar/Apr 2009). Last summer Chapman and a team from Ancient Arts tested the theory that the trough had been used for brewing. The result was a lot of burnt stone – and 77 pints of light ale.
Read more at Britarch here..
David used elderberry to flavour his ale and added some brewers yeast as a backup.