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  • waljaco
    The Household Cyclopedia has similar recipes and possibly used this book as its source. Creosote is carcinogenic. Take care with historic recipes - consumer
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 2, 2007
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      The Household Cyclopedia has similar recipes and possibly used this
      book as its source. Creosote is carcinogenic. Take care with historic
      recipes - consumer protection was not a priority in the good old days!
      wal
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ian andersen" <spgroup@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks, great find Wal
      > I just love the section on page 289
      > "BRANDIES AND WHISKEYS, FACTITIOUS."
      > WHISKEYS.
      > "Irish Whiskey.
      > Neutral spirits, 4 galls. ; refined sugar, 3 Ibs., in
      > water, 4 qts. ; creasote, 4 drops ; color with 4 oz.
      > of burnt sugar.
      > Scotch Whiskey.
      > Neutral spirits, 4 galls. ; alcoholic solution of
      > starch, 1 gall. ; creasote, 5 drops ; cochineal tincture,
      > 4 wineglassfuls ; burnt sugar coloring, i pt."
      >
      > Creasote! I always thought that stuff was only good for repelling
      > termites ;-)
      >
      > Ian
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > >
      > > This book was published in 1867 and is therefore earlier than The
      > > Household Cyclopedia which was published in 1881.
      > > Like the The Household Cyclopedia it contains a section on
      > > Distillation. A good source for historic British and U.S.recipes.
      > >
      > > http://www.archive.org/details/mackenziestentho00mackrich
      > >
      > > wal
      > >
      >
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