Also, it saves the expense of isinglass, white of egg, and other articles generally used in clearing coffee.
Dissolve an ounce of isinglass in as much warm water as will cover it.
It occasions no precipitate in solutions of gelatine (isinglass or glue), by which criterion its freedom from tannin is verified.
Then put in a shaving or two of isinglass to clear it; let it boil a few minutes, and set it on the side of the fire to grow fine.
By adding a little dissolved isinglass to the above when cooling, any description of spirits or liqueurs may be introduced.
Then put it into a cask with a pound of sugar candy, six pounds of fine raisins, a pint of brandy, and two ounces of isinglass.
It is by covering taffety or thin silk with a coat of isinglass that court plaster is made.
Particular care must be taken that the beer in which the isinglass is dissolved, be perfectly clear, and thoroughly stale.
As soon as the isinglass is dissolved, strain through a muslin and let it stand till cold.
The materials used in fining are isinglass, white of egg or gelatine.
1520s, said to be perversion of Dutch huysenblas, literally "sturgeon bladder," from huysen "sturgeon" + blas "bladder;" so called because the substance was obtained from it.