[Homeroast] Clarifying Coffee

Starfinder Stanley drstarfinder at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 23:28:24 CDT 2014


I don't think I'd particularly enjoy fish air bladder in my cuppa....

Lead to some other interesting reading:

http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Household_Cyclopedia_of_General_Information/howtomak_bdg.html



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> On Sep 26, 2014, at 6:57 PM, "John M. Howison" <johnmhowison at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The following add appeared in the Clarksville, Texas Northern
> Standard, on September 1, 1854:
> 
> "ISINGLASS 25 lbs of this article, the best yet discovered for
> clarifying coffee, and much more economical  than eggs for sale by
> Wooten & Williams"
> 
> That would have been boiled coffee, which remained the norm in
> Clarksville until well into the twentieth century when the percolator
> became generally used.  Isinglass did not replace egg-whites for
> minimizing coffee grounds.



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