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A guide to winemaking in early America

Author: Don Becker; Damian Siekonic
Publisher: Center Valley, Pa. : Privateer Media, LLC., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Discusses how to make wines using the techniques, ingredients, and materials that were used in America during the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. The authors address such issues as: the use of wild yeast for fermentation; the addition of distilled spirits to wine in order to raise its alcohol content; oxidation; and the use of historic grapes and other fruit. They also include recipes and details of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
History
Amateurs' manuals
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Becker; Damian Siekonic
ISBN: 9780615549996 0615549993
OCLC Number: 785272106
Description: iv, 94 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Notes on 18th century winemaking --
The winemaking "starter kit" --
Additional winemaking tools --
Divining the alcohol : --
18th century saccharometers & hydrometers --
18th century "spirit" beads, balls & bubbles --
Creating a balance: balancing wine --
A note on period airlocks --
To seal with a cork --
Making the wine : --
Scuppernong wine --
Norton wine --
Raspberry wine --
Apple wine --
Spiced apple mead --
Summary --
Appendix : --
Conversion tables --
Pearson's square --
Modern laboratory yeast --
Glossary.
Responsibility: by Don Becker and Damian Siekonic.

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Discusses how to make wines using the techniques, ingredients, and materials that were used in America during the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. The authors address such issues as: the use of wild yeast for fermentation; the addition of distilled spirits to wine in order to raise its alcohol content; oxidation; and the use of historic grapes and other fruit. They also include recipes and details of their experiments in making historic wines.

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