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Salt in Beer

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In Scotland it was customary to throw a handful of salt on the top of the mash to keep the witches from it. Salt really has the effect of moderating the fermentation and fining the liquor.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Salt
Salt
Salt Bread or Bitter Bread
Salt-cellar (A)
Salt Hill (Eton)
Salt Junk
Salt Lake
Salt Ring
Salt River
Salt an Invoice (To)
Salt in Beer
Salt in a Coffin
Salt Losing its Savour
Salt on His Tail (Lay)
Saltarello
Saltpetre (French, saltpetre)
Salute
Salutations
Salve
Salve
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