American Bottler Volume 23

American Bottler Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...good part of the opportunities in this immense field of a practically new industry." Monsanto Chemical Works 1806-1818 Soith Second Street, St. Louis, Mo. NEW YORK OFFICE, 16 PLATT STREET edly prejudicial to the keeping quality of the cider. In cider countries it lasts generally from four to six weeks. During the first few days a brownish scum arises to the surface, and this is followed by a white foam. During this period of the fermentation the cider begins to clarify itself, heavy matters deposit themselves to form the lees, and light matters, dragged up by the carbonic acid gas, come to the top and form a scum, a "head," as it is called. After this, the tumultuous fermentation being finished, it is necessary to rack off the cider. The head or foam which forms during fermentation consists of residues which turn sour and mouldy, and must, therefore, be got rid of by racking. When once the fermentation is over, this sour and mouldy head sinks down as the liquor is drawn off. The cider becomes bad, loses its bouquet, and has a marked inclination to sour. The head often settles down about the month of March, and some who see their cider spoiling at this time are apt to attribute the mischief to the influence of the moon. Three distinct and complete periods of bottling should be selected. Never put cider into bottles until the first heavy fermentation has entirelv subsided, or before the liquor is perfectly clarified. First Period of Bottling.--At the termination of active fermentation the cider is still very saccharine, so that the fermentation will continue in the bottles and produce in a few weeks a great quantity of carbonic acid gas. In order that the bottles shall not be burst or broken by the internal pressure of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942701
  • 9781236942708