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As certain liquors, confined in casks too cramped in their dimensions, will ferment, and fret, and chafe in their imprisonment, so the spiritual essence or soul of Mr Tappertit would sometimes fume within that precious cask, his body, until, with great foam and froth and splutter, it would force a vent, and carry all before it.
Katz fully embraces experimentation and isn't at all bothered if his ferments come out uniquely different every time.
There is also a restaurant, The Raw Duck, that has a menu dedicated to ferments in London, which is the first of its kind.
The process of making fermented tofu at home involves allowing unrefrigerated tofu to be exposed to bacteria in the air for a week or more so that it ferments.
The cider ferments in wood casks for slow cold and malolactic fermentation in the spring, then inoculated with wild yeast for secondary fermentation, before final barrel aging and blending.
The chapters are organized somewhat like a cookbook, but rather than offering specific proportions, Katz explains the broad parameters that make specific ferments work.
Just like the old wineskins, our outward appearance won't last when what we are feeling inside ferments.
Their website states: "Citrucel with SmartFiber contains only 100% non-fermentable fiber, so none of it ferments to cause excess gas like the fermentable fiber in Metamucil.
Husband Alastair, 57, said: "The company told us the fruit ferments if it is not kept refrigerated and it says in really small writing that it should be drunk two hours after buying it.
Ho's solution was to create a genetically modified strain of Saccharomyces that simultaneously ferments both glucose and xylose to ethanol.