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A Practical Treatise on Brewing - Fourth Edition (1849)
By William Black

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Publisher: Longman, Brown, et al, London, 1849.
Hard Cover, 249 pages, 5.50 x 9.00.
Item #1632

Full title: "A Practical Treatise on Brewing, Based on Chemical and Economical Principles, with Formulae for Public Brewers, and Instructions for Private Families. By William Black, a Practical Brewer."

The title says it all. This is a very thorough brewer's reference book outlining in great detail the state of brewing in England in 1849. Very nice detail.


  • Introduction
  • Brewing
  • Water
  • Barley
  • Malting
  • Malt
  • Electricity [!]
  • Brewery
  • Mashing
  • Taps
  • Boiling
  • Cooling
  • Lengths and Gravities
  • Raw or Return Worts
  • Refrigerators
  • Tun Room
  • Yeast
  • Fermentation
  • Stock Beer
  • Finings
  • Appendix: Formulae
  • Conclusion

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