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Title: Carbon Credits
Post by: S. cerevisiae on November 26, 2015, 12:31:49 AM
I posted my latest blog entry this evening.  I really struggled with this topic because one of my goals when blogging is to make advanced brewing topics accessible to all brewers.  As I have mentioned before, there is a fine line between being too technical and not being technical enough.

http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/saccharomyces/carbon-credits
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Post by: yso191 on November 26, 2015, 01:39:51 AM
Great stuff Mark.  I'm not saying I could repeat what you said tomorrow, but I followed it all and it made sense.  Thank you.
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Post by: Stevie on November 26, 2015, 01:52:43 AM
I was expecting an article about cap and trade. Still good info. ;)
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Post by: pete b on November 26, 2015, 01:56:45 AM
I think your struggles trying to get the balance between enough info and too much jargon paid off. I think its about right. I have always had an interest in science, but no training (history &englishmajor) so I think I'm a good sample and I easily understood. I even had something awake from the nether regions of my brain where high school biology is kept when I read the last paragraph and out of nowhere: Kreb's Cycle!
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Post by: RPIScotty on November 26, 2015, 01:57:53 AM
As an engineer in the nuclear power industry I was also expecting something different! Awesome stuff.


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Post by: mabrungard on November 26, 2015, 04:55:35 PM
Well done. I actually learned things.
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Post by: S. cerevisiae on November 26, 2015, 06:00:07 PM
Thanks guys
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 26, 2015, 08:10:34 PM
Excellent write up. I will need to go back and read again and get it into memory.

ATP is sometimes called the currency of life, so that showing up was no surprise.
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Post by: Philbrew on November 27, 2015, 04:23:48 PM
That was a great read! 
My only wish would be for a few of the molecules written out to help us visual folks.  Don't know if that's possible (chemist I am not).
Title: Re: Carbon Credits
Post by: S. cerevisiae on November 27, 2015, 08:35:20 PM
 I have avoided including images because that means setting up an image repository, uploading images, and then creating links in the document.  The blog is not powered by WordPress, but it does provide support for embedded HTML.
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Post by: AmandaK on November 27, 2015, 09:05:38 PM
If chemistry books were written like this, I probably could have understood chemistry in college.

Thank you, Mark.
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Post by: HugoStiglitz on November 28, 2015, 02:24:02 PM

If chemistry books were written like this, I probably could have understood chemistry in college.

Thank you, Mark.

Completely agree!

I'm new to brewing, and this is very helpful to understand what's actually happening. Thanks!


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Post by: HoosierBrew on November 28, 2015, 02:27:49 PM
Very nice write up, Mark.
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Post by: S. cerevisiae on November 28, 2015, 05:21:33 PM
If you want to read a well-written advanced brewing textbook, pick up a copy of "Brewing" by Michael Lewis and Thomas Young.   
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Post by: ynotbrusum on November 30, 2015, 02:35:19 AM
Well done, Mark.  But man do I have a lot more to learn...I have a chart that my daughter framed and gave to me that hangs behind my basement bar -it covers the chemical reactions involved in a heterolactic fermentation cycle and it is pretty much useless to me - it does contain some of the words you used, though.