A Receipt for Beer
Eight quarts water, one quart molasses, one pint yeast, one tablespoonful cream of tartar, mixed and bottled in twenty-four hours; or, to two pounds of coarse brown sugar add two gallons of water, and nearly two ounces hops. Let the whole boil three quarters of an hour, and then work as usual. It should stand a week or ten days before being drawn, and will improve daily afterward for a moderate time.
Source: Confederate Receipt Book: Over 100 Recipes, Cures, and Camp & Household Hints to Deal with Wartime Conditions and Shortages. (Richmond, Virginia: West & Johnston, 1863)