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Carbon Credits
« 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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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #1 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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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 01:52:43 AM »
I was expecting an article about cap and trade. Still good info. ;)

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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 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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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 04:55:35 PM »
Well done. I actually learned things.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 06:00:07 PM »
Thanks guys

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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #8 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).
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« Reply #9 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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« Reply #10 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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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #11 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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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 02:27:49 PM »
Very nice write up, Mark.
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« Reply #13 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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Re: Carbon Credits
« Reply #14 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.
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