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Beer = Boiled Flowers, Fungi Sex, and Ant Colony Algorithms

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      Are you aware that one of your favorite things to drink is a waste product from a sexual orgy of fungi? I thought not. 8,000 years ago a farmer left some barley outside in a shallow container. It rained that night. The next morning the farmer thought his harvest was ruined as […]

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Beer – The Basics of Brewing Beer

The Basics of Beer Brewing Get some barley, soak it in water and have it germinate. Stop that germination by roasting. Take that roasted barley, now called “malt”, and crush via mechanical pounding and grinding. Add warm water to activate endogenous enzymes (proteins which break the chemical bonds that keep other proteins, sugars, etc. together) […]

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