The Vine in Australia

The Vine in Australia

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...a specific gravity of 1050; while Scotland and Ireland are privileged to mix their worts for distillation as low as 1030. In fermenting grape juice for distillation, the wine-maker will take the same precaution to insure the complete attenuation, or conversion of the saccharine matter of the must into alcohol, by reducing the specific gravity with water to 1060, or even lower. Like the distiller, he also watches, with the utmost vigilance, the moment of the full attenuation of the must, knowing full well the tendency of the resulting weak liquor to run into the acetous state, by which part of the spirit is converted into vinegar, and consequently lost. The same variety in the quality or saccharine richness of the worts of ales, beers, and distillers' worts, will be found in the must or juice of the grape, according to climate, soil, and variety of vine. Indeed it may be said that the difference between the poorest and the richest musts is greater than that between the small wort of distiller, or small beer, and the strongest Burton ale. The following table shows the relative richness in saccharine matters of the wort of malt liquors, and the must of grapes, and also the difference in the attenuation to which they reach. And this also leads us to consider the means by which the saccharine quality is ascertained, and the subsequent attenuation correctly indicated. FRENCH WINES, according to Schubler: CHAPTER VIII. FERMENTATION CONTINUED. Without the means of ascertaining accurately the quantity of saccharine matter in wort, the progress made in the conversion of this sugar into spirit, and finally the attenuation to which it arrives, neither the brewer nor the distiller could carry on their operations with satisfaction or profit. The wine maker, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521633
  • 9781236521637