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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 10:11:48 (permalink)
One of the many reasons I've been homebrewing the last 23 years.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 11:22:09 (permalink)
Had a buddy that did the homebrew thing; he really 'hopped up' his brews and they had what I would describe as a slightly narcotic effect.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 14:44:07 (permalink)
The Reinheitsgebot weeps.
 
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 15:26:14 (permalink)
From the days of my misspent youth and little money in the 60's came the that wonderful brew P.O.C., or as it was lovingly called "Pride of Cleveland" - made from the stunningly cool, clear, crisp water of the Cuyahoga River, when the river wasn't on fire. Brought to you by Mayor Ralph.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 16:23:41 (permalink)
Can we have a bit of perspective on the subject of Reinheitsgebot?  When the law was enacted, it was NOT done to ensure a higher quality beer.  The dirty truth is that there was a famine going on, and the brewers were using all the grains to make beer, leaving a shortage of food.  Since then, there has been a good deal of revisionist history come down the pike.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 16:42:37 (permalink)
Foodbme Well, at least I provoked some lively discussion that created some new knowledge for all of us.
So, I'll just keep wishing I could get my favorite hometown brew out here in AZ!
www.straubbeer.com
"Made with Pure Mountain Spring Water"! 

Even that beer contains potentially deadly amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.
 
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 17:37:06 (permalink)
There is a difference between brewing with wheat and red oat vs cheap tasteless fillers like rice and corn. I also have a hard time with lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit, cherry, cinnamon and every other godawful additive marketing comes up with to lighten beer and to sell to women and girly men. Yes, I said it. Girly men. Those flavor additives, besides marketing, are used to disguise cheaper ingredients and shortcut brewing.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/04/28 19:35:28 (permalink)
Nationwide, there are strong opinions on the GMO subject. Unfortunately, rather than fight a long war, on the merits, on a national basis, the antis are trying to fight a local fight and a nasty fight. IMO, the commerce clause applies. Personally, I would be better off if there was a 500% tax on non organic food, because I could then be a happy organic farmer. As a realist, I think that we should put the facts on the label, and let the consumer decide.
 
I've said my bit, but if this thread had never started, I'd be ok with that. 
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/07/01 14:39:37 (permalink)
I don't know why "GMO" is a bad thing.  Farming by its very nature involves humans engineering crops to suit their needs.
 
As for the use of corn syrup, I don't see a problem with that, either.  The beer doesn't taste sweet, so presumably the majority if not all of it gets broken down into alcohol and carbon dioxide during the fermentation process just as any other source of sugar for fermentation would.
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Re:The Shocking Ingredients in Beer! 2014/07/04 12:47:06 (permalink)
SodaDudeI don't know why "GMO" is a bad thing.  Farming by its very nature involves humans engineering crops to suit their needs.



The difference between seed selection, cross breeding, and GMO is that with the first two, our bodies are still getting things that exist in nature. With the last, we are taking chances, without knowing what the long-term effects may be. Now, for the most part, they're almost certainly safe. However, that reminds me of the sign I put on my door every Halloween: "Ring doorbell for candy. We almost never eat trick-or-treaters!"
 
Look at, for example, high-fructose corn syrup. Two natural ingredients, fused together. But it turns out that, at least so far in animal experiments, the body doesn't quite know what to do with it; for example, in rats, the pancreas say, "This is sugar alright!" and secrete insulin, but the cells say, "This ain't sugar!" and reject the insulin.
 
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