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(NPR)   Do we need a letter to the President from Einstein before we get serious about splitting the beer atom?   (npr.org) divider line
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2165 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Sep 2022 at 9:42 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
But this fall, ammonia plants are undergoing scheduled maintenance shutdowns that will keep them from producing carbon dioxide

YOU BASTARDS
 
6 days ago  
If the CO2 in your beer comes from underground, you have other problems anyway.
 
6 days ago  
THE FARKING YEAST MAKES THE CO2 YOU GODDAMN TRASH SLURPING GARBAGE MORONS. Go drink your farking sodas you children.
 
6 days ago  
I thought beer took care of that. It's the soda we should worry about. And shipping frozen products via unrefrigerated means.
 
6 days ago  
I was going to say "the yeast makes the carbon dioxide" but I see that's been covered.
 
6 days ago  
We really should work on atmospheric co2 capture if just for industrial purposes.
 
6 days ago  
Uh, did they forget about secondary fermentation?
 
6 days ago  

studebaker hoch: I was going to say "the yeast makes the carbon dioxide" but I see that's been covered.


So, does this mean we don't have to worry that Preston Preston has built an atomic bomb?
 
6 days ago  

Trocadero: THE FARKING YEAST MAKES THE CO2 YOU GODDAMN TRASH SLURPING GARBAGE MORONS. Go drink your farking sodas you children.


Most beer is force carbonated so it gets the the target carbonation level faster and then is slapped into a bottle/can and shipped.
 
6 days ago  

RogermcAllen: Trocadero: THE FARKING YEAST MAKES THE CO2 YOU GODDAMN TRASH SLURPING GARBAGE MORONS. Go drink your farking sodas you children.

Most beer is force carbonated so it gets the the target carbonation level faster and then is slapped into a bottle/can and shipped.


Not anymore
 
6 days ago  
Bubble in beer you say?

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6 days ago  
Wait. I was under the impression that CO2 was present due to the fermentation that beer undergoes.
 
6 days ago  

thatboyoverthere: We really should work on atmospheric co2 capture if just for industrial purposes.


Agreed. We certainly shouldn't be pulling pure CO2 out of underground reservoirs and venting it to the atmosphere.
 
jrl
6 days ago  

RogermcAllen: Trocadero: THE FARKING YEAST MAKES THE CO2 YOU GODDAMN TRASH SLURPING GARBAGE MORONS. Go drink your farking sodas you children.

Most beer is force carbonated so it gets the the target carbonation level faster and then is slapped into a bottle/can and shipped.


Sometimes you have to drink that stuff.
Some stouts work out with nitrogen fizz, reasonably anyway not like proper "pump it out of the basement" stout though.
The local brewery used to have a cask-conditioned special, no carbonation or nitrogen added just stuff in the cask,
pumped out by hand until empty. I wish they still did that...
 
6 days ago  
Flat beer, anyone?

I could totally see it being marketed to hipsters.  It could even become a fad for a few years.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

bughunter: If the CO2 in your beer comes from underground, you have other problems anyway.


Somewhere in my house is a can of beer brewed using yeast from underground.

/2 kilometres underground
 
TWX
6 days ago  

SBinRR: Bubble in beer you say?

[ouchmyego.com image 850x478]


Young Einstein (1990) - Bubbles into Beer Scene (1/8) | Movieclips
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/some rather unfortunate borderline-blackface but that doesn't seem to have specifically been the intent
 
6 days ago  
"Splitting the beer atom?", Subby?

Isn't it bad enough that we have a critical shortage of Illudium Phosdex, the Shaving Cream Atom?

/Damn supply chains...
 
6 days ago  

RogermcAllen: Trocadero: THE FARKING YEAST MAKES THE CO2 YOU GODDAMN TRASH SLURPING GARBAGE MORONS. Go drink your farking sodas you children.

Most beer is force carbonated so it gets the the target carbonation level faster and then is slapped into a bottle/can and shipped.


Also, don't bars and restaurants use CO2 for their pressurized taps, for beer and for sodas?  Or do they use something else?
 
6 days ago  
Don't skimp and use the carbon monoxide.
 
6 days ago  

Bondith: bughunter: If the CO2 in your beer comes from underground, you have other problems anyway.

Somewhere in my house is a can of beer brewed using yeast from underground.

/2 kilometres underground


Nature buried that thing.

You might want to put it back.
 
6 days ago  
Came for Yahoo Serious. Leaving satisfied. Excellent movie(s).
 
6 days ago  

studebaker hoch: Bondith: bughunter: If the CO2 in your beer comes from underground, you have other problems anyway.

Somewhere in my house is a can of beer brewed using yeast from underground.

/2 kilometres underground

Nature buried that thing.

You might want to put it back.


No, humans brought down surface yeast to grow it in ultra-low radioactive conditions.

The beer was a side product and scicomm gimmick.
 
TWX
6 days ago  

Irisclara: Came for Yahoo Serious. Leaving satisfied. Excellent movie(s).


giggity
 
6 days ago  
FTFA: "Carbon dioxide has no taste, no odor..."

Wrong. Go get a chunk of dry ice. Put it in warm water. Stick your face into the resulting fog and take a good whiff.

CO2 has an acrid flavor, in high concentrations.
 
6 days ago  

Bondith: No, humans brought down surface yeast to grow it in ultra-low radioactive conditions.


What experiment was that?
 
6 days ago  

a particular individual: FTFA: "Carbon dioxide has no taste, no odor..."

Wrong. Go get a chunk of dry ice. Put it in warm water. Stick your face into the resulting fog and take a good whiff.

CO2 has an acrid flavor, in high concentrations.


CO2in liquid form is carbonic acid, and it is definitely a flavoring component. If you really want to get nerdy about it get two cans of the same brand of soda pop, open one of them and put them both in the fridge until the open one goes completely flat. At that point try open the second can and take the Pepsi challenge. The flat soda will taste sickly sweet by way of comparison.
 
6 days ago  
I though the headline was going to say China.
Beer's cool too.
 
6 days ago  

TWX: SBinRR: Bubble in beer you say?

[ouchmyego.com image 850x478]

[YouTube video: Young Einstein (1990) - Bubbles into Beer Scene (1/8) | Movieclips]

/some rather unfortunate borderline-blackface but that doesn't seem to have specifically been the intent


My favorite part was using a chisel to split atoms.
 
6 days ago  

studebaker hoch: Bondith: No, humans brought down surface yeast to grow it in ultra-low radioactive conditions.

What experiment was that?


REPAIR (Researching the Effects of the Presence and Absence of Ionising Radiation - the biologists seem to be slightly better at acronyms than the physicists).  They've since moved on to nematodes and fish eggs, but I heard that they might do another yeast run, and the first question everyone asked was "Will there be another beer batch?"
 
6 days ago  

fragMasterFlash: a particular individual: FTFA: "Carbon dioxide has no taste, no odor..."

Wrong. Go get a chunk of dry ice. Put it in warm water. Stick your face into the resulting fog and take a good whiff.

CO2 has an acrid flavor, in high concentrations.

CO2in liquid form is carbonic acid, and it is definitely a flavoring component. If you really want to get nerdy about it get two cans of the same brand of soda pop, open one of them and put them both in the fridge until the open one goes completely flat. At that point try open the second can and take the Pepsi challenge. The flat soda will taste sickly sweet by way of comparison.


Exactly. This is why those Pepsi Nitro sodas are so sweet tasting. Some brewers opt for nitro cans specifically for flavor reasons. I just had a sweet potato ale that was in nitro cans that probably wouldn't have been as smooth and sweet had it been carbonated.
 
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