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Fermented Liquors: a treatise on brewing, distilling, rectifying, and manufacturing of sugars, wines, spirits, and all known liquors, including ci

ISBN: 9781549712364
Publisher: Independently published
Publication Date: 2017-09-10
Number of pages: 216
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KuMERous pamphlets containing recipes and guides for the distiller have of late years been promul- gated ; none, however, have realized the just expec- tations of those men who are trafficking in fermented liquors. They searched in vain for information, but could not find it, and were disappointed in their jDur- chases. The subject of distilling and brewing has not been treated as a science, and the author con- ceived the idea that such a vacancy may be supplied by his humble efforts. He has devoted several years to the investigation of this branch of chemistry, and has spent the great- er part of his life in the study of natural history and philosophy; and he feels, therefore, that his claim for issuing a work bearing on these studies may have some weight with those persons who have long been acquainted witli him. Although he is constrained to confess that he was not fully prepared to send forth to the public a full and comprehensive treatise on such important sub- jects as the title-page would indicate, and would PREFACE. have preferred prosecuting his experiments for a longer time, so as to be fully satisfied himself that his labors will be crowned with success, and that his contributions on the subjects treated of should give unqualified satisfaction ; yet, receiving numerous pressing letters and calls from a great many of his city :and country customers, — who presumed that, being a manufacturer, importer, and dealer of the various essences, flavorings, and essential oils, he would be capable of giving at once every desired information, — and not wishing, by a refusal, to impede the prog- ress of his business relations, he has set to work and compiled the following pages, imperfect and incom- plete as they may be, which will contain many new preparations, manipulations, secrets, and drawings, that never appeared in print ; and he trusts that his present eftbrts may prove useful and lucrative to his friends. The author begs to call the attention of his read- ers to a number of subjects which have been intro- duced in this treatise, and which are altogether novel and instructive ; such as the new rectifying process, and substances more eftectual for the rectify- ing tubs ; the apparatus for converting whisky into strong vinegar, within twelve hours, at a very trifling cost ; the artificial cider, at less than half the usual price; and the manufacture of many wines and other liquors, never before made public. PEEFACE. 5 The experience of thirty years' active life in his profession, of a Practical Chemist — his desire to keep pace with the advancement of science, and to manu- facture all the new productions used of late years in medicine and the arts, have given him many advan- tages; and he thought it advisable to communicate these stores of information to the public. Part II. treats on Hygeine, relating to health, enumerating the most common diseases, their reme- dies, and medical cases, for family use ; also describing hundreds of nostrums got up by empirics for the sake of gain. Part III. is the Polytechnic and concluding part. It comprises many new alloys employed in metal- lurgy, chemicals used in ambrotyping, artificial guano or fertilizers, artificial gum arable, and a description of all the artificial gems, and how to imitate them ; on bleaching of shellac and wax ; on cleaning, clearing, and cleansing mixtures; on ce- ments, from that for filling cavities of teeth to that of an iron I'etort ; on colored fires, a part of pyrotech- nics, giving many new mixtures for colors which are cheap; many new prescriptions in cosmetics, such as soaps, Cologne and other perfumed essences ; dentifri- ces, hair-dyes and invigorators; on ink and varnishes, and many other preparations highly useful to the druggist, chemist, perfumer

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