The Chemistry of Common Life

The Chemistry of Common Life

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the goldings is thought by some brewers to have more strength. These two varieties are most esteemed for the brewing of pale bitter ale. They both require very long poles, and on the average of years produce smaller crops than the coarser kind of hop. Third, The Jones's stand next in favour with the brewer. They will grow on inferior land; and as they require very short poles, and are pretty good croppers, they are in general favour with many growers in Kent. Fourth, The grape has many sub-varieties, and requires longer poles than the Jones's. This variety delights in stiff heavy soils, after thorough drainage, and produces very heavy crops. Hence its prevalence in the Weald. It is commonly used for the ordinary sorts of beer. Fifth, The colegate is a smaller variety of hop than tho Fig. 51. Ilumulus Lupulus--The Common Hop. The upper is the male plant and flower; the lower figure is the female flower. VARIETIES OF HOPS. 297 grape, but produces enormous crops in Sussex and the Weald of Kent. It is often surreptitiously passed off in the market as goldings; but it is greatly disliked by the brewers on account of the rankness of its flavour. It is looked on by many as the worst hop that is grown. From the kind of soil on which they grow, these two varieties are also known by the name of clay hops. Those which are raised in the Weald of Kent and Sussex, should, I suppose, be called south clay hops, as those which grow on the stiff clays of Nottinghamshire are known in the market as the north clays. From this brief description of the more common varieties of this plant, it will be understood that a great diversity of flavour and quality must prevail among the hops, not only of different districts, but even of the same county. Thus the county of Kent...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236491106
  • 9781236491107