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A FEW HINTS ABOUT COTTAGE BREWING. The discussion on the repeal of the Malt-tax has cooked several letters on Cottage Brewing," amongst others, the following, from a Cambridge Brewer :— I have read lately several letters urging, as a reason for repealing the duty on malt, the opportunity it would give for cottagers to brew their own beer, and giving 20 gallons per bushel as the quantity of good ale to be produced, also extolling this beverage as something far superior to that to be obtained at the village public or beershop. Perhaps you will permit me to show that there is much fallacy in these assertions. I have had the opportunity of tasting and examining the ale brewed by cottagers and tradespeople In various parts of England. As a rule it is, while in the state of mild ale now generally preferred, Invariably thick or cloudy, and, from ignorance of the principles of fermentation, beyond the power of art to render transparent, the yeast being fixed in it. If such ale were offered to the most ignorant clown in this locality by the publican, he would indignantly reject it as being thick as swill, and likely to bring on cholera. Then, as to the quantity mentioned, it is considerably in excess of that drawn from a bushel of malt by the licensed brewer for ale at Is. a gallon (subject to discount) the gra- vity would be so low as to render acidity inevitable in a few days in warm weather, particularly under cottage manage- ment, causing it to be rejected, and rendering home brewing the reverse of economical. It is also usually assumed for fact that brewer's beer is adulterated. This I deny, it being evident to all practical men that malt and hops without drug of any kind, setting aside the risk of heavy fines if detected, are the most ad- vantageous. In conclusion, as a brewer I cannot think the repeal of the duty likely to be detrimental to my interest, but knowing the facility with which a large sum is now raised, and that some substitute must be found to maintain the revenue, I hope those happy enthusiasts who think the repeal would enable the cottager to put the big pot on, once a month, to brew barley broth as he would pea soup, may have to wait a long time for the realization of their dreams.

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