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Post by Carolin » October 31st, 2018, 7:12 am

The Theory and Practice of Brewing by Michael Combrune ( - 1773).
This is an elaborate treatise on how to brew beer. That art is as noble today as it was in 1761, when this book was first published, and Mr. Combrune was a master of his art. After reading his work on this topic, a glass of beer can be enjoyed on quite a different level. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » October 31st, 2018, 7:31 am

part II section 3: of extraction.

part 1: please read until
As high liquors used to extract low dried malt will form a must capable to preserve itself equally a long time, as an adequate liquor used to high dried malt doth; and the first of these methods having greatly the advantage of the other in point of taste, as 130 degrees of dryness in malt is one, from its change of color, where part of its finer principles may be supposed to be evaporated. It may not be amiss to enquire if there be not reasons why malt, less affected by fire, should be used for manufacturing this commodity.

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The medium of the malt’s dryness, and of the heat of the extracts, together with the value of the hops which are to make porter, is 148 degrees. This, because precipitation has been found convenient and necessary for this drink, yet, when at the proper age, it has undergone this last operation, it is supposed to shew itself in its best form; bright, well-tasted, and strong; that is, in such state as drink should be, which becomes spontaneously transparent, and is capable of preserving itself a long time
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Post by Carolin » October 31st, 2018, 7:53 am

this project is now ready to go! all readers and a dpl are most welcome :D
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Post by Foon » October 31st, 2018, 8:29 am

Carolin, I so love the books you come up with :D

May I claim 5 and 6?
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Post by BettyB » October 31st, 2018, 8:35 am

I would like to start us off with #1.

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Post by moniaqua » October 31st, 2018, 8:47 am

Aargh - I can't resist.

Grinding, 17 and Malt Liquors, 21, to me, please.

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Post by Carolin » October 31st, 2018, 9:18 am

thank you all :D :9:
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Post by Carolin » October 31st, 2018, 11:51 pm

We are moving out to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by Bludbath » November 4th, 2018, 11:00 am

I'm new here and this seems like a good first read for me. Looking to claim any or all of 2. Of Fire, 3. Of Air, or 4. Of Water. Thanks.

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Post by moniaqua » November 4th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Welcome at LibriVox, Bludbath (what a scary nick! :D)
Bludbath wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 11:00 am
Looking to claim any or all of 2. Of Fire, 3. Of Air, or 4. Of Water.
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Post by Carolin » November 4th, 2018, 11:27 pm

Bludbath wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 11:00 am
I'm new here and this seems like a good first read for me. Looking to claim any or all of 2. Of Fire, 3. Of Air, or 4. Of Water. Thanks.
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Post by PeteM » November 5th, 2018, 12:21 am

I would like to read these...

Section X (#11 on list) - "Of The Nature of Barley"

and

Section XIII (#14 on list) "Observations of Defective Malts"

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Post by Carolin » November 5th, 2018, 9:19 am

Thank you pete :thumbs:
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Post by PeteM » November 5th, 2018, 2:09 pm

I have been wondering how to pronounce the author's name. Michael Combrune's family emigrated to England from France, and the surname was shortened. I am inclined to think the emphasis is on the second syllable. Kindly set me straight if that is not correct!

Combrune, Michael (d. 1773), brewer, was the fourth son among the six children of Peter de Vesis de Comberbrune (d. 1731) and his wife, Judith Elizabeth, daughter of Constantin de Coursy, both Huguenot refugees settled in the parish of St Anne, Westminster...

http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-54669/version/0

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Post by Bludbath » November 5th, 2018, 4:21 pm

moniaqua wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Welcome at LibriVox, Bludbath (what a scary nick! :D)
Bludbath wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 11:00 am
Looking to claim any or all of 2. Of Fire, 3. Of Air, or 4. Of Water.
Wonderful. Might be quite a bit for a first read :lol: but it's up to Carolin to decide. :)

It is strongly recommended that you do your 1-minute-test before you tackle such a big section like ones of this book :) That is not an audition; it is only to make sure your files have the right tech specs (believe me, you do not want to re-record such a section only because there was something wrong with the tech specs ;) ).
I'll have to do that. I would would still claim one if that's ok.

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