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(Phys Org2)   Hoppy Easter, 456 years and three days after the Belgians made it to present-day Ecuador, the brewer's yeast has risen again   (phys.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Brewing, Ecuadoran bioengineer Javier Carvajal, 400-year-old yeast specimen, Alcoholic beverage, old oak barrel, single-cell microorganism, little container, decade of investigation  
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2022-08-06 2:12:06 AM  
If there is something that will survive forever on this planet, it is fungi.
 
2022-08-06 2:25:37 AM  
I don't think chicha fuerte is a beer, is it?
 
2022-08-06 5:07:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't think chicha fuerte is a beer, is it?


Depends on how strictly you define 'beer' (cf. is a hot dog a sandwich?.

"Barely, hops, and water"  - no

Fermented grain beverage  - yes
 
2022-08-06 8:59:12 AM  
So, old Indigenous saliva?
 
2022-08-06 9:19:13 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I don't think chicha fuerte is a beer, is it?


If I'm reading the article right, colonizing Franciscans made beer using the chicha yeast and this guy is recreating that beer.
 
2022-08-06 10:55:03 AM  
How does it taste?
 
2022-08-06 9:47:57 PM  
I don't quite get the "let do things like the savages did" appeal.
 
2022-08-07 6:39:07 AM  
If you're sending missionaries to convert the population, introducing beer is the yeast you can do.
 
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