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  •  A minor nitpick (5+ / 0-)

    The alcohol in beer is not strong enough to kill anything. As you said, it's the brewing process that sanitizes the water. You boil the wort in order to extract the flavor from the hops. The boiling incidentally kills all the nasties that were in the water when you started. I lost a batch of beer once because I added tap water that was not boiled. Some kind of bacteria got in there and made it taste like medicine.

    In the old days people became immune to the pathogens in the water that they drank at home. It was only when they traveled that they got into trouble. There is a theory that we owe our modern civilization to beer because it allowed people to travel without risking sickness and death.

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

    by Ender on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:35:38 PM PDT

    •  Thanks for pointing this out more succinctly. (4+ / 0-)

      I have a few friends that brew their own but I've never taken the plunge myself.  Others make wine.  And still others just whine!  

      If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

      by John Crapper on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:38:49 PM PDT

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      •  A funny story: (4+ / 0-)

        The first bottle of the bad beer that I opened was above the bathroom sink. There was a big mirror in front of me and another big one to the side.

        I was using big Growlsh bottles with swing top lids, so the bottle came open very fast. The beer shot out and covered the mirrors in an instant!

        For a couple of seconds I thought that I had gone blind because I couldn't see anything but beer.

        I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

        by Ender on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 12:46:52 PM PDT

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