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« Thread started on: Oct 25th, 2016, 07:00am »

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JUMP IN AND HAVE FUN. JUST REMEMBER, NO NAME CALLING.

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« Reply #1 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 07:09am »

Science Alert

Scientists have recreated an ancient mead from 2,500 years ago

Aged to perfection.

by PETER DOCKRILL
25 OCT 2016

There's aged wine and then there's aged wine, and an alcoholic beverage based on an analysis of cauldron sediment dating back some 2,500 years is most definitely the latter.

Researchers in Milwaukee have teamed up with a local craft brewer to recreate this ancient tipple – but before you get too excited about sampling a booze relic hailing from the Iron Age, be warned: it might not be quite suited to modern tastes.

The project is the brainchild of archaeologist and anthropologist Bettina Arnold from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who uncovered the cauldron in a burial plot back in 2000, during a dig in an area of southwest Germany known as Swabia.

The burial mound, called a tumulus, was built sometime between the 7th and 5th centuries BC. The skeleton inside must have disappeared long ago due to the levels of acid in the soil, but the team suggests he was most probably a male, based on the weapons buried with him: an iron slashing sword, a helmet, and two long iron spears.

But the real prize lay at his feet – a large bronze cauldron, once full of mead. One for the road, so to speak.

"The dead man in Tumulus 17 Grave 6 had been sent into the afterlife not only with his weapons but with about 14 litres of an alcoholic beverage that he could have used to establish himself as an important person in the next world as he had been in this one," Arnold explains on her ancient brew blog.

While this heady brew itself was missing by the time Arnold's team discovered the cauldron – either due to natural processes of evaporation, or perhaps proving popular in its afterlife destination – the researchers carefully excavated the find to see if later analysis in the lab might reveal the drink it once contained.

Investigating a dark residue on the bottom of the vessel, "[w]e actually were able, ultimately, to derive at least some sense of what the contents were in [the] bronze cauldron," Arnold told Bonnie North at NPR.

The team found evidence of a honey-based alcoholic beverage, with traces of two herbs added for flavour: meadowsweet and mint.

The analysis suggests that the cauldron once contained a braggot, a kind of mead consisting of just five ingredients: barley, honey, mint, meadowsweet, and yeast.

Teaming up with a local craft brewer, the researchers did their best to recreate the ancient drop as it would have tasted millennia ago.

According to those who've sampled the finished product, the braggot is certainly drinkable, if considerably tarter than what we tend to drink today.

"I got to sip the final product," writes North for NPR. "The result was smooth and pleasant – almost like a dry port, but with a minty, herbal tinge to it. It also packed an alcoholic kick."

"[Our] version would have been significantly cleaner than the prehistoric one, but we did succeed in producing something that provides those of us with jaded modern palates with a very different flavour profile," explains Arnold.

"The mint actually came through first, which was unexpected, followed by the slightly astringent meadow sweet, but the honey was barely in evidence (having been almost completely converted to alcohol)."

In addition to the lack of sweetness, there's also the strength to consider.

"With an ABV [alcohol by volume] of over 8 percent, this is not your grannie's braggot," Arnold writes, "and although adding honey at this stage would probably make it more drinkable for [contemporary] mead imbibers, we decided to leave it as is."

While the ancient braggot probably won't be doing the rounds at your local – as the brewers don't think it would be something people would want to buy – it's a testament to the power of today's analytical techniques that we can recreate these ancient brews at all.

The researchers' analysis of the sediment has yet to be published, meaning the technique hasn't had a chance to be scrutinised by other researchers. Until it is, we can't know for sure how accurate their recipe is.

But this isn't the first time scientists have used such methods to recreate ancient brews. Previously researchers have given new life to 5,000-year-old Chinese beer and shipwrecked ales sunk off the coast of Finland – beverages once lost to the sands of time, now being tasted again.

Credit of course also has to go to the long-gone cultural practices that saw these ancient alcohols preserved as they were – without them, this little window back into history would remain shut.

"Luckily for us, they didn't just send people off to the afterlife with [swords and spears] – they also sent them off with the actual beverage," Arnold told NPR.

"It's a BYOB afterlife, you know? You have to be able to sort of throw a party when you get there."

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-recreated-an-ancient-mead-from-2-500-years-ago

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 07:14am »

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YES SYS, there does seem to be a bread crumb trail.
this guy seems very confident with his work.



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I don't know about that Dan Winter guy. I'll let Sys follow those crumbs down that rabbit hole. grin

Anyway, glad to see a new thread and BTW - I'm the first 2nd post. cool grin grin grin sad
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 07:36am »

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 08:44am »

on Oct 25th, 2016, 07:14am, GhostofEd wrote:
I don't know about that Dan Winter guy. I'll let Sys follow those crumbs down that rabbit hole. grin

Anyway, glad to see a new thread and BTW - I'm the first 2nd post. cool grin grin grin sad


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 08:48am »

JUST FOR FUN

Headlines and Global News

Leaks: Hillary Clinton getting desperate; Tries to fake UFO invasion to win elections?

By Jose Mari Franz Teves
Oct 25, 2016 08:22 AM EDT

According to a recent leak from an unknown source, the Clinton supporters are planning to launch a fake UFO invasion.

Why? They are aiming at distracting voters from voting against Hillary Clinton. In the meantime, conspiracy theorists are trying to configure whether this can be legitimately true or not. Are Aliens truly coming to us, and is Hillary Clinton and her allies in partnership with them?

The latest update of the issue explains that US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be using the aid of aliens to distract the American people during Election Day. Since most conspiracy theorists are against Clinton, she believes that by launching an alien attack,

It will ultimately keep people away from the voting booths. Although some people think this is all a huge joke, there's also a handful of people who actually thinks that she isn't lying at all.

Donald Trump will be our savior against Hillary Clinton and her Aliens

It's kind of scary, and crazy, to think about, but US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump could potentially be asavior. If one thinks about it, he's the one and only man who is truly not afraid to speak his mind. And he is always very confident about everything that comes out of his mouth. He is the one and the only person who is capable of taking down this rumored UFO invasion.

Here's a guy who won't even hesitate to use nuclear bombs against invaders. He is the perfect hero in this circumstance. If Trump gets called for the service, what most people believe is that he will be building a giant space wall.

This space wall will prevent the aliens from even coming in. People all know this sounds completely insane. But crazy situations like this call for an even crazier leader, and Donald Trump is definitely that guy.

more after the jump:
http://www.hngn.com/articles/213586/20161025/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-getting-desperate-tries-send-ufo-aliens-win.htm

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 25th, 2016, 08:56am »

I EDITED THE SUBJECT LINE IN YOUR POSTS ED AND GORT, NO OFFENSE MEANT.

I HAD THE CAPS LOCK ON WHEN I NAMED THE NEW THREAD. HAD TO GO BACK IN AND CHANGE THAT.

THANKS FOR THE NEW NAME SYS grin

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The shadow is off about 26 degrees in one direction and the shadow is not aligned with the sun!!


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on Oct 25th, 2016, 09:38am, LoneGunMan wrote:
The shadow is off about 26 degrees in one direction and the shadow is not aligned with the sun!!

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The shadow shape and it's grass color does not look right either. Maybe it's indirect lighting. I wonder if it's a fake. grin
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" JUST REMEMBER, NO NAME CALLING."


Aww, you're takin' all the fun out of it! Can we waive that rule, at least until after Nov. 8??
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on Oct 25th, 2016, 10:56am, Swamprat wrote:
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Aww, you're takin' all the fun out of it! Can we waive that rule, at least until after Nov. 8??
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