I always love the stories about scientists and breweries doing something together. The research this scientist gets to do just makes me happy-that people are doing it and people are interested in it.
When asked by people who are neophytes to craft brewing, I always tell them that one of, if not the most difficult style of beer to brew is a light lager. Simply because; you cannot mess it up. If that beer is flawed in any way, everyone will know it.
This article goes into some cool history and science on the subject.
A neat story about how they used beer to study the movement of carbon dioxide bubbles. Because what else would you use?
I mean, they even drop bottles of beer off tall structures. Are you not entertained?
A friend sent me this really cool article about a woman who, after getting her masters degree in chemistry found a career in brewing at 21st Amendment. One of the benefits she touts about being in her profession is that she can use her knowledge to keep 21st Amendment ahead of the curve on quality.
I love this stuff, because it let’s me get a glimpse behind the curtain to see how things I love are made.
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.
Eco friendly plastics? Yup.
We interrupt the other thing I was going to post today for an article about a beer that can be used to develop film.
Whatever I was going to talk about isn’t nearly as cool as that.