Practical Distiller: or An Introduction to Making Whiskey, Gin

M'HARRY, SAMUEL

Publication Date: 1809
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Title: Practical Distiller: or An Introduction to ...

Publication Date: 1809

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M'HARRY, SAMUEL. The Practical Distiller: or An Introduction to Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c. of Better Quality, and in Larger Quantities, than Produced by the Present Mode of Distilling, from the Produce of the United States: such as Rye, Corn, Buck-Wheat, Apples, Peaches, Potatoes, Pumpions and Turnips. With Directions . with . Recipes for Making Cider, Domestic Wines, and Beer. Harrisburgh, (Penn.): John Wyeth, 1809. 184 p. Contemporary sheep. Corner extremities uniformly clipped, front free endpaper wanting, some marginal staining, but a very good copy in a very tight and attractive original binding. A rare early American distilling manual written by a practical distiller in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and rather crudely printed by a country printer in Harrisburgh. The author reveals in great detail recipes for all manner of whiskey and spirits from local American produce. There are also comments on how to increase one's profit, how to work various stills, the duties of owners and hired hands, &c. S&S 17955; Rink 1473; Lowenstein 51. Bookseller Inventory # 13962

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