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- n. The quality or state of being spirituous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being spirituous; spirituousness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Spirituous character or quality: as, the spirituosity of beer.
- n. Immateriality; ethereality.
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In both instances, the tuns should be covered during the period of fermentation, but taken off for the purpose of rousing before cleansing; these covers should be put on again, in order to prevent the dispersion or waste of the gasses, which is always a loss of spirituosity.
A sudden chill would precipitate the grosser, and diffuse the lighter dregs throughout the fermenting fluid, which should be thrown off from the surface in cleansing; this would retard the fining, and empoverish the beer or ale; while the mode recommended will be found to promote transparency, and give strength and body, that is, fullness and spirituosity.
The parts of the whole being so intimately united by nature, an injury cannot be done to the one without affecting the other; accordingly we find that such parts of the subject as might have been severally extracted for the purpose of a more intimate union by fermentation, are, by great heat in curing, burned and blended so effectually together, that all discrimination is lost -- the unfermentable are extracted with the fermentable, the integrant with the constituent, to the very great loss of spirituosity and transparency.
_mild state_, while their spirituosity prevents acidity.