Every Man His Own Brewer, Or, a Compendium of the English Brewery; Containing the Best Instructions for the Choice of Hops, Malt, and Water the Most a
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ... to be, to reduce the super-powerful heated malt and hop, to the like degree of heat, as pale or flack-dried malt, and unboiled hop, naturally arrive at; what may effect this, must at the fame time attenuate and blend particles of a seeming different quality, this must be an acid in quantity and quality sufficient to the end proposed; it is said, that aqua fortis, in any safe quantity, nor perhaps is of the right quality to effect it, nor any thing chy mical mical whatsoever; but it does not follow, that however strong such acids may be, that those of another kind may not have a proper effect. Acids are as various in their operations and effects, as the modes of production, that gives birth to their existence; cream of tartar, is not the like.kind of acid, as the spirituous springing from the ripe grape, tho' deduced from the fame fountain, nor will either aqua fortis, or oil of sulphur, operate in thick worts like the juices of our own fruits duely proportioned; and to be considered with this singular distinction, that the former may be the cause of much mis-- chief; the latter a salutary benefit. This argument concerns only such as brew from brown malts, of the sorts-that are too highly heated, and that violate the happy natural quality of the hop, by an excessive extract. But as such cases may often occur from a custom in brewing, an intimation of the remedies may not be omitted. For the first class, called Stubborn beers; in this the brewers dissolve eight pound of isinglass in stale beer, to force one butt; and when that will not effect the cure, .... often ftcn repeated, six ounces of the oil of vitriol are added, and that failing, eight ounces of the vitriol concrete are mixt and applied. All these sailing. the" next term is Grey; in...