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Interesting Old Recipe
01-30-2011, 10:59 AM
Post: #11
RE: Interesting Old Recipe
Good work, HardwareGirl. I think you’ve got it.

I tried looking for Pf and didn’t come up with much. I did find the word “Pfiif”, which is German for “whistle” and is a measurement for a small quantity of beer in Austria. It is traditionally 1/2 of a “seidel” which would be about 5.99 US fluid ounces.

But I didn’t think that was it, and I think you are right. It is a Pfund, a pound.

Now on to the next one, the Crm. I was looking closer at the photo, and on the C notice that little mark on the bottom right? I have the original photo here, which is at a higher resolution than the one posted, and zoomed in on that mark. It isn’t a piece of dirt, it is part of the letter, it is imprinted in the iron.

Maybe this is an old German way of writing the letter G ?

If that is the case, and I’m guessing here, it could really be GRM and maybe stand for grams?

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01-30-2011, 11:27 AM
Post: #12
RE: Interesting Old Recipe
One thing I saw when I looked this all up is they used a lot of grains in their cooking....so that may help in the search. Maybe.

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01-30-2011, 08:02 PM (This post was last modified: 01-30-2011 08:07 PM by HardwareGrl.)
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RE: Interesting Old Recipe
(01-30-2011 11:27 AM)boomer Wrote:  One thing I saw when I looked this all up is they used a lot of grains in their cooking....so that may help in the search. Maybe.

GRAINS!
Boomer, you're brilliant, I bet thats it!

UPDATE-
The german word for Grains is Gran!

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01-30-2011, 08:44 PM
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RE: Interesting Old Recipe
Well whatdya know.....lightning DOES strike twice!

HA!

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01-30-2011, 09:21 PM
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So who's going to be "game" and whip up a batch and taste test??? Smile

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01-30-2011, 09:37 PM
Post: #16
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(01-30-2011 09:21 PM)2Beers Wrote:  So who's going to be "game" and whip up a batch and taste test??? Smile

I would like to make some, but I'm not so sure about the grains thing yet. There is still the "m" letter, which doesn't fit in with grains. If it were Gr without the m then maybe. All the other measurements have been metric, even the Pfund is a metric measurement that is approx 1 pound (1 Pfund = 500 grams). So I'm still thinking it is grams, unless I get outvoted?

20 grams = .70 of an ounce
20 grains = 1.29 grams (this is not very much at all)

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01-30-2011, 11:36 PM
Post: #17
RE: Interesting Old Recipe
(01-30-2011 09:37 PM)Rey Wrote:  
(01-30-2011 09:21 PM)2Beers Wrote:  So who's going to be "game" and whip up a batch and taste test??? Smile

I would like to make some, but I'm not so sure about the grains thing yet. There is still the "m" letter, which doesn't fit in with grains. If it were Gr without the m then maybe. All the other measurements have been metric, even the Pfund is a metric measurement that is approx 1 pound (1 Pfund = 500 grams). So I'm still thinking it is grams, unless I get outvoted?

20 grams = .70 of an ounce
20 grains = 1.29 grams (this is not very much at all)

-Rey

Okay, color me a dork, why was I thinking it was a n?
I think you are right about the grams Rey.
The german word for grams is grampositiv.
And following the 20 grams=.70 oz, and a single envelope of yeast is .75 oz, I think you hit the answer.

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01-31-2011, 10:34 PM
Post: #18
RE: Interesting Old Recipe
Okay, if these quantities are in agreement, I can go ahead and make up a batch, I think it would be fun. But, this is going to be a huge portion, so I am going to wait until next week when I can cook for some more people I will be visiting with. So stay tuned.

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02-01-2011, 06:58 AM
Post: #19
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Just remember no lite or low-fat items Smile back then it was whole milk with the cream straight from Bossie.

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02-01-2011, 08:16 AM
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i think my arteries are tense just thinking about that!

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