Briefly to history:
The procedure of distillation was already the old Egyptians well-known.
The Arabs took over the knowledge. In the Arab one see the word al ko hul for particularly fine, pure!
During the crusades the knowledge arrived to Europe. In the monasteries the distilled alcohol for welfare purposes was used and
was the exclusive monopoly of the church. Later it became also privilege of physicians, pharmacists and Alchemisten, who the
production of the alcohol, also Branntwein mentioned, improved.
In 16. Century carried out
itself the transformation of the medicament to the daily beverage. Only by flaemische farmers, refugees, who received freedom of trade and
faith liberty from the cure prince from Brandenburg, the knowledge of distilling alcohol in broad sets became well-known and
Thus the monopoly of the monasteries, physicians and pharmacists was broken. With that dreissigjaehrigem war rose the
requirement and the production of the
Branntweins = fire-water =. Spirits =
Brandy etc. The war gentlemen had detected and gave the drug Branntwein these to the mercenaries and soldiers before the battles.
Afterwards one forbade the benefit of Branntwein under menace of punishment.
“well-being of the health of the people” ?
After the authority had detected that with the Branntwein cash is to be earned,
the state invented the Branntwein or alcohol control.
Today the state possesses the monopoly on Branntwein: “well-being of the health of the people”?
Without permission of the customs office one may not burn today no more.
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activated carbon for alcohol
alcohol = ethanol = Trinkbranntwein = fire-water
alcoholmeter , alcometer, spirit tester
basic knowledge of the distiller
distiller’s treasure trove
drinking strength or diluting
history of making alcohol
mash making with fruits
mash made with sugar
optimeter, optical saccharimeter