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  • n. Substances added to wine, beer and certain other beverages to remove organic compounds in order to improve clarity or to adjust the flavour or aroma.

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Examples

  • Swindle only lost on a couple of pretty small points – their handling of the last segment on Africa and a couple of restricted finings on unfairness to individusls, essentially boiling down to a finding that they had not given adequate change to IPCC or David King to respond or give enough explanation to Carl Wunsch.

    Swindle and the Stick « Climate Audit

  • We also include hiring 10,000 enforcement agents and that, I believe, will play a big role with a few high profile finings and imprisonments.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2006

  • Today, with later harvests and for the other reasons already expressed, the tannin is sweeter, and unless the wine has a bacterial problem suspended proteins or other matter that makes the wine unattractive aesthetically, there is no need to perform the heavy finings and filtrations of the past.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • JOHN KELLY, CHAIRMAN & CEO, ALASKA AIRLINES: I'm pleased to say that many if not all the finings the FAA outlined this morning were addressed by us over recent weeks, as soon as they were raised by the FAA during its audit.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Alaska Airlines CEO Defends Company's Maintenance Practices - June 2, 2000

  • "I would like to call on all concerned to let the matter rest until investigators hae concluded their probe into the shooting and referred their finings to the relevant Attorney-General," he said in a statement in Pretoria.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The use of kettle finings, such as Irish moss, and a good, rolling boil are essential for a good hot break.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • He refuses to use any finings, declaring that he can taste them in the finished product.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • The removal of proteins in the kettle means that less fining will be necessary in later stages—a desirable outcome, because excessive finings affect the flavor of the beer.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • Less flocculant yeast strains require the addition of finings in order to drop out of the beer before serving, or “drop bright.”

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

  • It works in basically the same way as carageenan kettle finings Irish moss.

    SECRETS FROM THE MASTER BREWERS

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  • Och, isinglass is just sturgeon bladders. Muthn't be tho thqueamish.

    I wonder if finings bears any relation to the verb 'refine'. I'm guessing it does. Though maybe not, since those nasty tailings that miners always have to worry about presumably have nothing to do with the verb 'retail'.

    But I guess the infamous carrageenan is a kind of fining agent.

    Why do you appear to believe that you invented this word, Hazel?

    December 28, 2008

  • Any substance used to clarify alcoholic and some non-alcoholic beverages after fermentation. For some disgusting trivia, see Isinglass.

    December 28, 2008