Congressional Edition Volume 2088
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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... Q. There was a certain Mr. Pasour, who swore it was possible in a government distillery to take old beer off of the top of the stand and still it out, and take the pot-ale and mash back with it; and by that practice one was enabled to use more than the capacity allowed iu the governnreiit survey. I ask you to state to the committee whether in one of these government-surveyed tubs it is possible to use more than the required amount of meal and malt, and why?--A. Not successfully. Q. What do you mean by "successfully"?--A. I do not think they could make their capacity by going to crowd. Q. The beer would be too thick?--A. Too thick, and not room to ferment. Q. The allowance is sixty gallons of water to a bushel of meal?--A. Yes, sir; when started with water; but they generally use pot-ale. Q. That was a sort of thick slop?--A. Yes, sir. Q. Is it not a fact that by the pot-ale system you can use less meal than when using water?--A. Yes, sir. Q. It being thicker he could actually use less meal than with the sweet mash?--A. Undoubtedly, he can. Q. You say if one-fourth of the tubs are kept empty, it is impossible in a government distillery for a man to use more than his capacity without loss?--A. I think so. Q. If a proper amount, either of pot-ale or of water, were added to the meal the result would simply ferment and run over?--A. It has a tendency to swell. Q. If the meal is too thick, this surplus meal added would simply lie dormant in the bottom of the tub?--A. Hardly fermented at all; you could not observe it ferment; it will not turn out more. Q. And unless it fermented it would not make spirits?--A. No, sir. Q. Do not distillers regard the surveys as very tight and binding ou them in every way?--A. They do. Q. Do you know...
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