from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A transparent, almost pure gelatin prepared from the air bladder of the sturgeon and certain other fishes and used as an adhesive and a clarifying agent.
- n. Mica in thin, transparent sheets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of gelatine obtained from the air bladder of the sturgeon and certain other fish, used as an adhesive and as a clarifying agent for wine and beer.
- n. A thin, transparent sheet of mica.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A semitransparent, whitish, and very pure form of gelatin, chiefly prepared from the sounds or air bladders of various species of sturgeons (as the Acipenser huso) found in the rivers of Western Russia. It used for making jellies, as a clarifier, etc. Cheaper forms of gelatin are not unfrequently so called. Called also fish glue.
- n. A popular name for mica, especially when in thin sheets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The purest commercial form of gelatin, a substance of firm texture and whitish color, prepared from the sounds or air-bladders of certain fresh-water fishes.
- n. Mica: so called from its resemblance to some forms of the gelatin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
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This is because many beers are classified with isinglass, which is a collagen made from the bladders of fish.
More taste trials follow in the lab with the blends, using different potential fining agents, such as isinglass (sturgeon bladder) or casein (milk protein) – for whites – to improve the palate.
Mica — A group of minerals, including muscovite or "isinglass" and biotite or black mica.
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Beer and ale are traditionally clarified -- "fined," in industry parlance -- with isinglass, a gluey substance made from fish bladders.
This filtering, aka fining, is typically performed with fish-bladder isinglass or egg whites, although some companies now choose vegan alternatives such as bentonite clay, silica gel, diatomaceous earth and Irish moss, a seaweed product also known as carrageenan.
The Rieslings were fined with Drifine (isinglass).
If she knows what isinglass is for, she would figure me for sure.
With isinglass curtains, You can roll right down, In case there's a change in the weather.