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(Axios)   Underground volcano threatens US beer supply. Still unclear on which supervillain came up with this sinister plan   (axios.com) divider line
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2022-09-21 4:04:39 PM  
Now, the supply chain crisis is personal for Farkers.
 
2022-09-21 4:07:48 PM  

bostonguy: Now, the supply chain crisis is personal for Farkers.


Luckily bourbon and scotch reserves are still full
 
2022-09-21 4:12:11 PM  
Beer volcano?

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2022-09-21 4:19:31 PM  
You almost got me to click on a Faux "News" link subby.

Good jorb.
 
2022-09-21 4:39:54 PM  
So we are pumping CO2 out of stable stores for beer?  doesn't seem remotely carbon neutral.  Guinness cans (at least) use nitrogen though.  not sure about draft.
 
2022-09-21 4:41:37 PM  
Wouldn't I be hearing about shortages of soda and sparkling water too?

/My local store has plenty of that stuff
 
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2022-09-21 4:41:44 PM  

fark yews: So we are pumping CO2 out of stable stores for beer?  doesn't seem remotely carbon neutral.  Guinness cans (at least) use nitrogen though.  not sure about draft.


It didn't even occur to me that we would be using stores. I had always assumed there was a chemical process for it.
 
2022-09-21 4:42:08 PM  
"Craft" beer makers are adding CO2?  Pathetic.
 
2022-09-21 4:42:23 PM  
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My new love, we met during the pandemic.
 
2022-09-21 4:43:04 PM  

iamskibibitz: Wouldn't I be hearing about shortages of soda and sparkling water too?

/My local store has plenty of that stuff


But that wouldn't scare the rubes
 
2022-09-21 4:47:40 PM  
Fox News -- for all your CO2 disasters.
 
2022-09-21 4:48:22 PM  
Doesn't the yeast, ya know, fart out CO2? Or are they just making flavored alcoholic soda?
 
2022-09-21 4:52:42 PM  
These yahoos need to get serious.  Some young Einstein type need to solve this problem ASAP.
 
2022-09-21 4:54:43 PM  
The CO2 is for moving the beer from the keg, through the lines, to your glass. Not for the beer itself.
 
2022-09-21 4:55:50 PM  
So Bear. Evil twin of Bi Polar Bear
 
2022-09-21 5:00:25 PM  

BitwiseShift: Fox News -- for all your CO2 disasters.


Lil methane too, for that old man stank.
 
2022-09-21 5:02:15 PM  
Brewmeister Smith will crush your skull - like a NUT!

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2022-09-21 5:02:19 PM  

josiahgould: Doesn't the yeast, ya know, fart out CO2? Or are they just making flavored alcoholic soda?


While the beer is fermenting, you vent off all the CO2 that is created, otherwise there would be an explosion. When all the fermentable sugars have been consumed, you add the desired amount of CO2. Or you add a very small  amount of extra fermentables, then bottle to allow the beer to carbonate naturally. But this leaves a little yeast sediment and is more difficult than adding CO2 directly, so it's mostly only done by homebrewers. But when I did homebrewing, I did CO2 rather than natural carbonation, because bottling is a pain other than drawing a bottle or two from the keg for competitions, gifts or long term aging.
 
2022-09-21 5:03:29 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: So Bear. Evil twin of Bi Polar Bear


No.  No.  So Bear would be my evil twin.  Bi Polar Bear is our nutso sister.  We....  don't talk about her much.
 
2022-09-21 5:03:54 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: The CO2 is for moving the beer from the keg, through the lines, to your glass. Not for the beer itself.


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The beer must flow
 
2022-09-21 5:03:54 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: The CO2 is for moving the beer from the keg, through the lines, to your glass. Not for the beer itself.


It is also dissolved in the beer. That's why it fizzes. See my post above, where I explained how it gets there.
 
2022-09-21 5:06:14 PM  
And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.
 
2022-09-21 5:07:01 PM  
So why can't breweries just capture and store the co2 that the fermentation process produces and reinsert it when bottling?
 
2022-09-21 5:08:53 PM  
"Don't look at me."
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2022-09-21 5:11:27 PM  

fark yews: So we are pumping CO2 out of stable stores for beer?  doesn't seem remotely carbon neutral.  Guinness cans (at least) use nitrogen though.  not sure about draft.


Splitting a beer atom is far more dangerous.
 
2022-09-21 5:12:03 PM  

bikkurikun: So why can't breweries just capture and store the co2 that the fermentation process produces and reinsert it when bottling?


They can (and I think the larger ones do), but it's a lot easier to buy a gas cylinder from a supplier.
 
2022-09-21 5:15:04 PM  
Anything coming out of Mississippi is deregulated to the point of being pro-disaster. Read up on the Sataria, Mississippi CO2 pipeline explosion in 2020.
 
2022-09-21 5:15:12 PM  
I didn't read the comments.  Is this Biden's fault?
 
2022-09-21 5:16:17 PM  
Gosh, maybe instead of blaming our volcano you assholes should be looking for a way to do carbon capture if it's that goddamn important.
 
2022-09-21 5:16:50 PM  
Fox News???  really, subby
 
2022-09-21 5:25:04 PM  

Braggi: I didn't read the comments.  Is this Biden's fault?


Or Garland's.
 
2022-09-21 5:41:27 PM  

giantmeteor: bostonguy: Now, the supply chain crisis is personal for Farkers.

Luckily bourbon and scotch reserves are still full


Make that strategic bourbon and scotch reserves .
 
2022-09-21 5:42:11 PM  
I hate underground volcanoes
 
2022-09-21 5:51:20 PM  
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2022-09-21 5:51:54 PM  
Carbonation contributes to climate change anyway, so we should all be drinking beverages stiller than

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2022-09-21 5:57:12 PM  
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2022-09-21 5:57:49 PM  
Why are they only talking about beer? They use CO2 for all carbonated beverages, including soda pop and sparkling water. I'd bet the soft drink industry uses was way more CO2 than beer brewers. I smell BS.
 
2022-09-21 6:00:33 PM  
They should just get the CO2 from Lake Kivu, Lake Monun, and Lake Nyos instead.
 
2022-09-21 6:03:14 PM  
I bottle condition and remain unconcerned.
 
2022-09-21 6:05:29 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.


On tap, yes, but for bottles/cans it depends on which Guinness you're buying. For their biggest bottled brands, Guinness Draught is nitro and Guinness Extra Stout isn't.
 
2022-09-21 6:06:09 PM  

patrick767: CordycepsInYourBrain: And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.

On tap, yes, but for bottles/cans it depends on which Guinness you're buying. For their biggest bottled brands, Guinness Draught is nitro and Guinness Extra Stout isn't.


Stopped drinking both after I realized the alcohol content is shiat.
 
2022-09-21 6:08:18 PM  
Just keg beer in a bar.  Your fruity Belgian swill and sour piss beer should be fine from the can or bottle.
 
2022-09-21 6:17:02 PM  

bluorangefyre: fark yews: So we are pumping CO2 out of stable stores for beer?  doesn't seem remotely carbon neutral.  Guinness cans (at least) use nitrogen though.  not sure about draft.

Splitting a beer atom is far more dangerous.


Are you Serious?

/Yahoo
 
2022-09-21 6:20:34 PM  
I thought this might bubble up.
 
2022-09-21 6:23:31 PM  
... aren't all volcanoes underground...? I mean all we see really is the shiat they throw up into the surface around them.
 
2022-09-21 6:29:08 PM  

LewDux: I hate underground volcanoes


Especially Illinois Underground Volcanoes.
 
2022-09-21 6:44:13 PM  

whidbey: patrick767: CordycepsInYourBrain: And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.

On tap, yes, but for bottles/cans it depends on which Guinness you're buying. For their biggest bottled brands, Guinness Draught is nitro and Guinness Extra Stout isn't.

Stopped drinking both after I realized the alcohol content is shiat.


If you just want to get drunk, drink King Cobra or some other brown bag crap.
 
2022-09-21 6:49:04 PM  
Alternatives include bottle conditioned beer, keg conditioned beer and nitrogenation instead of carbonation.
 
2022-09-21 6:56:26 PM  

knbwhite: whidbey: patrick767: CordycepsInYourBrain: And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.

On tap, yes, but for bottles/cans it depends on which Guinness you're buying. For their biggest bottled brands, Guinness Draught is nitro and Guinness Extra Stout isn't.

Stopped drinking both after I realized the alcohol content is shiat.

If you just want to get drunk, drink King Cobra or some other brown bag crap.


Is that your secret to posting in the FPT?
 
2022-09-21 7:51:00 PM  

whidbey: knbwhite: whidbey: patrick767: CordycepsInYourBrain: And BTW, Guinness is carbonated and served with Nitrogen rather than CO2. That's why a proper Guinness is foamy rather than fizzy.

On tap, yes, but for bottles/cans it depends on which Guinness you're buying. For their biggest bottled brands, Guinness Draught is nitro and Guinness Extra Stout isn't.

Stopped drinking both after I realized the alcohol content is shiat.

If you just want to get drunk, drink King Cobra or some other brown bag crap.

Is that your secret to posting in the FPT?


I may be buzzed at times, but tomorrow I'll be sober. You, on the other hand, will still be Whidbey.
 
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