Marjorie rang in this recipe for Sassafras Beer during the ABC talkback segment this morning:
Marjorie’s Sassafras Beer
1¾ lbs sugar
2 oz whole ginger, bruised
½ oz hops
2 oz sassafras bark (must be Black Heart Sassafras)
2 r 3 apples
2 gallons water
Boil al together until the hops sink to the bottom. Strain through muslin and leave until nearly cold.
Add 2 tablespoons yeast. Bottle next morning.
For the Yeast (Ada Dunbabbin)
Boil 1oz hops with two quarts of water for 30 minutes.
Boil 1½lbs potatoes and add to the water when cool. Add half a handful of salt, ¼lb sugar and ½lb flour.
When fermented, bottle.