Tag Archives: science

Wari Beer

This is an article on brewing an ancient style of beer.

Worth reading just for the sentence:

Inside the mass spectrometer, the sample is heated to about 9,000⁰C, which is hot enough to break down the bonds that hold molecules together. This leaves charged atoms, which get sorted by mass.

I didn’t even know that was possible. I love this.

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Science!

This is a deep dig into the science of better beer but man is it cool.

They stop at various universities and talk to lots of people and in the end, I have to say that I’m a little amazed that I can produce beer in my own home. There’s so much out there to get into and even the scientists suggest that the process is pretty complex.

Fortunately, I don’t have to do that process. I just have to add yeast to wort and chemistry does the rest.

The New Keg

This article on the new use of plastic kegs brings up complicated things for me.

On the upside, the beer lasts longer. That’s not something that I feel should be easily dismissed, alongside the benefits of reduced weight for easier shipping, and less fuel being used to get product to market.

The downside is that plastics just aren’t as renewable as metal is. While the company claims that these new kegs are recyclable, I can’t help but feel dubious.

Still, it’s a pretty interesting innovation and if the net benefit is positive, then that’s pretty cool.