[Homeroast] Clarifying Coffee

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 11:07:15 CDT 2014


Interesting reading in the link.

On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 11:28 PM, Starfinder Stanley <drstarfinder at gmail.com
> wrote:

> I don't think I'd particularly enjoy fish air bladder in my cuppa....
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> Lead to some other interesting reading:
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> http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Household_Cyclopedia_of_General_Information/howtomak_bdg.html
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> Sent from my iPad
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> > On Sep 26, 2014, at 6:57 PM, "John M. Howison" <johnmhowison at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > The following add appeared in the Clarksville, Texas Northern
> > Standard, on September 1, 1854:
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> > "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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