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.
This is my second installment of the Mid-Watch in Verse series. In this series of posts, I hope to highlight examples of the old Navy tradition of allowing the Mid-Watch (midnight to 4:00am) Deck Log entry on January 1 to … Continue reading →
This is the first in a series of posts about a curious tradition in the US Navy. Anyone who has ever seen a Deck Log from a US Navy vessel knows that it is typically a place for exacting administrative … Continue reading →
This project began with an idea in early 2017. I described the intended project in a post in March of that year. Since that time, I posted several updates (see posts here, here, here, and here). The project experienced a … Continue reading →
Previously, I posted items about an ongoing project in which I “aged” nocino in a charred oak barrel, then replaced it with an Imperial Stout to soak up the nocino flavor (see the posts here, here, and here). As … Continue reading →
Previously, I described an ongoing project involving a 10L charred oak barrel and several beverages (see posts here, here, and here). The process of “aging” 10L of nocino in the barrel went well. The plan to add an imperial stout … Continue reading →