Archie's Double Digest 138 (January 2003) by Sid Jacobson, Richard H. Goldwater, Victor Gorelick, Nelson

By Sid Jacobson, Richard H. Goldwater, Victor Gorelick, Nelson Ribiero

Archie's Double Digest #138 - January 2003

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Arnald christened distilled alcohol aqua vitae (Latin for “water of life”), which translated to eau de vie in French, uisege beatha among the Celts, akavit in Scandinavia, and vodka/wodka (“dear little water”) in Russia and Poland. ” Others claimed it also alleviated diseases of the brain, nerves, and joints; calmed toothaches; cured blindness, speech defects, and paralysis; and warded off the Black Death. Moderation is the message In 1478, 48 years after Gutenberg invented the printing press, an Austrian physician named Michael Puff von Schrick published the very first book on distillation.

The first step was to take control of fermentation by adding specific microorganisms (yeasts) to the fruit and grains rather than simply allowing miscellaneous little buggers to waft in and ferment the fruit by accident. The second step was to distill alcohol from the liquid released by the fermented food. –803 CE). Most modern scientists generally accept Jabir, known in the West as Geber, as the Father of Modern Chemistry. Sometime during the eighth century CE — these dates are never quite as clear as one might like them to be — Geber was puttering around with his al-ambiq, a round pot with a tall spout rising from the top, sort of like an oversized tea kettle.

Html. html. S. standards. And of course, each chapter in this book is devoted to a specific spirit and presents the important facts about the drink. In essence, the take-away points are: ߜ No, a distiller can’t just pour some ethanol into a bottle and call it whiskey or one of the other popular distilled spirits. ߜ Yes, when you buy your favorite brand, you’re getting a standardized product that meets all the relevant government standards. The Types of Spirits All distillates come off the still as clear liquids.

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