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Offline gigatropolis

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Old book on distilling
« on: August 11, 2011, 06:20:44 AM »
I downloaded a public domain book to my kindle named , "The Art of Making Whiskey So As to Obtain a Better, Purer, Cheaper and Greater Quantity of Spirit, From a Given Quantity of Grain" by Anthony Boucherie
  I didn't realize it was written sometime around 1790ish

  Interesting thing was, this guy went on for many pages describing how fermentation works in great detail, but this was before they had any idea that yeast was responsible for the process.

  Anyway, just think it's interesting little read (and free to download) to see what the thought process was back then for what was happening in the mash and fermentation process (apparently, the grains turning sweet in the mash is part of the fermentation). Also downloaded a bunch of other books similar the one above I look forward to reading.

  Peace,

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Re: Old book on distilling
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 06:56:21 PM »
OK...Please, share the link.
Why would anyone want to drink stale beer?

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Andy

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Re: Old book on distilling
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 05:17:55 AM »
  Another eighteen hundreds book I just read is "A Treatise on the brewing of beer" by E Hughes

  I recommend all interested in brewing to read this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Treatise-Brewing-Beer-ebook/dp/B004TSB378/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1313126102&sr=1-1

   

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Re: Old book on distilling
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 02:39:25 PM »
...and here's the Project Gutenburg link.
Andy

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