Chapter V

Of Ale and Beer.—Of the distinction of ale and beer.—Porter —Its origin—Malt employed annually in Britain.—Table I., Quantity of malt made and charged with duty in England and Wales, and in Scotland and Ireland, from the years 1833 to 1846.—II. Amount of duties on malt and hops charged in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 1846.—III. Number of licensed breweries in the United Kingdom, extent of licenses, and amount of duty thereon, in 1846—General remarks on the strength and attenuation of Beer and Ale— Table of Attenuation—Description of Porter—Specific gravity of Porter wort—Explanation of the Plates, representing the utensils of a London Porter brewery, with a description of the operative process of brewing, . 102-132

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