By a long train of experiments made in various ways and often repeated I

By a long train of experiments made in various ways

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connection. By a long train of experiments, made in various ways, and often repeated, I ascertained that the proportion in which these ingredients exist in sugar, are nearly eight parts of hydrogen, 64 parts of oxygen, and 28 parts of charcoal, all by weight, forming 100 parts of sugar. Sugar must be mixed with about four times its weight of water, to render it susceptible of fermentation; and even then the equilibrium of its elements would remain undisturbed, without the assistance of some substance, to give a commencement to the fermentation. This is accomplished by means of a little yeast from beer; and, when the fermentation is once excited, it continues of itself until completed. I shall, in another place, give an account of the effects of yeast, and other ferments, upon fermentable substances. I have usually employed 10 libs. of yeast, in the state of paste, for each 100 libs. of sugar, with as much water as is four times the weight of the sugar. I shall give the results of my experiments exactly as they were obtained, preserving even the fractions produced by calculation. T ABLE I. Materials of Fermentation. libs. oz. gros grs. Water 400 0 0 0 Sugar 100 0 0 0 Yeast in paste, 10 libs. composed of { Water 7 3 6 44 { Dry yeast 2 12 1 28 —— —— —— —— Total 510 T ABLE II. Constituent Elements of the Materials of Fermentation. [Pg 131] [Pg 132] [Pg 133]
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