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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: micsager on February 04, 2013, 04:02:59 PM

Title: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
Post by: micsager on February 04, 2013, 04:02:59 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/04/alaska-brewery-plans-to-use-beer-as-source-green-energy/?test=latestnews

The Juneau-based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs. It purchased a $1.8 million furnace that burns the company's spent grain -- the waste accumulated from the brewing process -- into steam which powers the majority of the brewery's operations.

Pretty cool, eh?
Title: Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
Post by: gymrat on February 04, 2013, 04:18:22 PM
Too cool
Title: Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
Post by: jeffy on February 04, 2013, 05:35:21 PM
They are one of the few breweries that has the machinery to make their own CO2 also, mostly because it costs so much to ship it in.
Title: Re: Alaska brewery plans to use beer as a source of green energy
Post by: kramerog on February 04, 2013, 05:59:19 PM
They pulverize their malt and then run it through a mash press to maximize brewhouse efficiency too.