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Title: beer science
Post by: sparkleberry on August 23, 2011, 01:17:09 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-beer-yeast-20110823,0,5421077.story
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Post by: woadwarrior on August 23, 2011, 01:27:20 AM
Cool article.
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Post by: tonyp on August 23, 2011, 05:14:49 AM
that was a good read, thanks for the link!
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 24, 2011, 04:50:53 AM
Good one. thanks.
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Post by: punatic on August 24, 2011, 05:18:59 AM
Great, now I'm gonna haf ta make a gall lager.

Neat article.
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Post by: kylekohlmorgen on August 25, 2011, 01:54:53 PM
Does anyone know how to get access to the original article from "Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences?"

... I like this kind of stuff.
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Post by: johnf on August 25, 2011, 01:56:18 PM
Does anyone know how to get access to the original article from "Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences?"

... I like this kind of stuff.

Find someone with a subscription to the Journal. If you have a university library near you, they probably have online access to it and can show you how to get to it and may have a hard copy.
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Post by: a10t2 on August 25, 2011, 03:34:56 PM
Does anyone know how to get access to the original article from "Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences?"

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/08/17/1105430108.full.pdf+html?sid=b772ba61-76ba-4a4a-9223-4bfd5bc39e2a

If that's the only article you want it's $10.
Title: Re: beer science
Post by: tumarkin on August 26, 2011, 12:23:51 PM
when this article was posted on our club email list, one member (Jack Jordan) posted the following thoughts....

Plenty of room for conjecture, but it makes sense that a wild yeast from Patagonian beech tree galls would be spread to Europe as soon as the Euros explored the place...probably not by transporting the galls (which if they had an ink/dye use would still not make much sense in a beercellar), but by transporting casks made on-the-fly out of local inoculated beechwood (every carrack had a cooper in the crew, since a lot of provisions were stored in barrels...even if the staves had been heated during the cask making, the tops n bottoms would not be, and also there wouldve been plenty of opportunity for cross-contamination via tools and later the cask contents)...Spain and Germany were under one emperor in those days, which would account for a used southern-beech cask making its way from a Spanish port to a German cellar...good thing they didnt have modern sanitizers.

Jack