Welcome to Casks and Quivers! I started this site/blog to discuss issues associated with two of my favorite activities: Brewing and Archery (and Thrown Weapons). As a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, I have interest in how these activities occurred in the Middle Ages as well as in more modern times. I am particularly interested in finding modern scientific support for Medieval practices. Recently, I have developed an interest in researching the history of the WWII destroyer, USS Patterson, and U.S. submarine war patrol reports. If you would like to know more about me “mundanely” and my SCA persona click on the about tab in the menu. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or use this contact form.
Since my last update, the nocino was removed from the barrel on the advice of my panel of taste testers. It was replaced with an imperial stout. The intent was to allow the stout to soak up the flavors of … Continue reading →
What is Nocino? It is a walnut liqueur, but it is not made with the familiar cerebrum-like nut we love to put into baked goods. It involves using unripe, green walnuts whose shells have not yet hardened. These walnut “hulls” … Continue reading →
The plan for this project involved making a couple of gallons of Nocino and putting it in a 10L charred oak barrel until it absorbed the desired flavors. Once the Nocino reached that stage the plan was to fill the … Continue reading →
In an earlier post, I described a project that I started to digitize and post photos of reunions of the crew of the USS Patterson (DD392). The photos are from an album that was kept by my in-laws, Erwin and … Continue reading →
This is my second installment of my series, “In Their Own Words” wherein I use quotes from WWII submarine reports to highlight themes of commanders that I find interesting. My introductory post in this series focused on a couple of … Continue reading →