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Interesting facts about beer

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Beer is a low-alcohol beverage obtained by alcohol fermentation of malt wort (most often barley-based) with the help of brewer's yeast, usually with the addition of hops. The content of ethyl alcohol in most beers is about 3.0-6.0% vol. (Strong contains, as a rule, from 8% to 14% by volume, sometimes also light beer is obtained that contains 1-2% by volume, separately separate non-alcoholic beer, which is not included here), dry substances (mainly carbohydrates) 7 -10%, carbon dioxide 0.48-1.0%.

Beer is the most famous and old drink on our planet. It is popular in any country, and most adults have tried it and know its taste. Nevertheless, despite the popularity, there are many facts related to beer, which most people do not even guess.

1. Beer and facial hair

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Thick scalp on the face can complicate drinking of beer. And also it can be used for making beer. The brewer in Oregon has actually discovered a way to make a foamy drink from yeast collected from your own beard. Although this may seem pretty nasty, but it works. After all, most yeasts in the world for fermentation are collected from decaying rocks. Why they can not wander in their beards.

2. Foam

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Many beer lovers do not approve of foam on the top of the glass: it complicates the process of drinking and looks unappetizing for some people. However, foam is a very important part of beer. Foamy "cap", as it is called, is formed in the process of a complex reaction of carbon dioxide and can say a lot about the quality of beer. Many famous brands of beer, including Guinness, are characterized by a thick frothy cap. Lack of it may mean that the beer is probably exhausted and tasteless. "The Holy Grail" of foam enthusiasts is the so-called "Brussels lace" - an ideal foam that does not settle and forms a lacy pattern in the glass after it is emptied.

3. Marijuana and beer

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Not many people know that marijuana and beer are actually quite close relatives. Aromatizer in beer, hops, is a member of the hemp family, which (as it is easy to guess by name) also includes cannabis. Despite the fact that these are plants from the same family, they share many genetic properties.

4. Dead animals and beer

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Taxidermy is certainly one of the few things that is not associated with beer at all. At least that's what most people think. But the British brewery BrewDog clearly does not agree with this and released in 2011 the strongest beer in the world with a fortress of 55 percent. And the main thing was that each bottle of the drink, which was called the "End of History", was placed inside the stuffed animal (the cork was sticking out of his mouth).

5. The oldest beer in the world

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Although there is a lot of information about drinking beer throughout history, real recipes for ancient beer are very difficult to find. In 2010, near Finland, the remains of the shipwreck were found. In the hold of the ship found a real treasure - the oldest beer in the world, suitable for drinking. To taste it had notes of burnt cork and a sour taste (the latter was attributed to the fermentation process, and the actual taste was supposed to be much more pleasant). Now they are going to start producing a new beer brand on this ancient recipe.

6. Michael Jackson and beer

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When discussing Michael Jackson, most beer lovers do not have in mind the King of Pop. They talk about the British Michael Jackson (1942-2007), a scientist who researched beer and came up with his new recipes. Jackson (who received the nickname "Beer Hunter") was a writer and journalist who alone saved beer from non-existence in the late 1970s (at that time beer was considered a disgusting drink of the poor). Jackson always thought that beer is an important component of culture and without his research the modern world of alcohol would be completely different.

7. Water and beer

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Although water, as a rule, is rather tasteless, it is in fact a very important factor in the taste of beer. After all, the main ingredient of beer is water and no ingredients will save beer if it was cooked on poor quality water. Throughout history, many brewers based their production exactly where there was quality water.

8. Pyramids and beer

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In ancient Egypt, there were so many bacteria in the Nile's water that local people often drank beer instead of water. This was useful during the massive construction projects of the Egyptians. When the pyramids of Giza were built, the workers were partially paid with beer. They were kept in a constant light drink, giving out beer three times a day. Without this, the workers, for sure, would rebel.

9. Peruvian beer from saliva

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Chicha is a traditional Peruvian corn beer, which is said to have been brewed back in the Inca era. His secret ingredient was extremely strange - it was saliva. In the mouth of man there are many strange bacteria and enzymes. Some of them can really replace the process of brewing. This means that the process of corn fermentation can be activated by chewing it, moisturizing it in the mouth, and then spitting it into the beer mixture.

10. The best beer in the world

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Beer grades are extremely difficult to rank. After all, this is purely a matter of taste and one likes one beer, another - an entirely different sort. However, when it comes to choosing the absolutely best beer in the whole world, then all beer lovers agree on one opinion - Westvleteren 12. This is a 10.2-percent dark beer with a refined, chocolate flavor. A produces his monastery in Belgium.

More facts about beer

= In the world there are more than 20 000 brands of beer in 180 styles, from light to dark, as well as ice-cold beer.

= Beer was a popular drink for a long time. Babylonian clay tablets show detailed recipes for the creation of beer back in 4300 BC. Beer was also brewed by the ancient Chinese, the Assyrians and the Incas.

= Egyptian text 1600 BC gives 100 medical prescriptions for the use of beer. A few years ago, the New Brewery in England released 1,000 bottles of Tutankhamun beer over the 3,200-year old recipe found in the sun temple of Queen Nefertiti.

= The commercial creation of beer was established in 1200 AD in Germany. In 1506 the German Law of Purity was issued, determining that the components of beer should be only - water, barley, wheat. To store beer in bottles began in 1605.

= Brewing is the process of converting water and grain into beer through a yeast catalyst. The quality of water is extremely important.

= Obtaining a dry grain, ready for fermentation is called a soy. The grain is immersed in water until it germinates. Then it is dried or fried.

= Barley has been the seed of choice for thousands of years. The longer the barley is fried, the darker the beer.

= Barley or wheat beer has a sweet taste. Oleksey, I myself will decide what questions I need to ask, and you better watch better for yourself - ok? When I get the answer to my question about the connection and the diodes of the network card, the indicators do not burn, as I know that there is not a problem with the connection, but with the burned-out system-man, besides, I do not know that the unit was also stabbed by the stabilizer . I'm sorry.

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= Sugar with yeast is converted to alcohol. A different yeast enzyme gives different flavors.

= There are two types of primordial beer that are still produced in Europe - the Belgian "lambic" and Finnish "sahti", which are produced from malt rye. They are cooked on yeast during fermentation. Both taste great.

= The best taste is usually purchased if the beer contains ethanol 4.7% of the volume. If less, then the beer has a softer taste. If more, it spoils the taste.

= The strongest brand of beer is the German brand "Eisbock", beer has 14% ethanol by volume.

= Icy beer is made by freezing the brew and filtering through ice crystals, increasing the alcohol content. This process, as is known, was called "cold distillation" in the Middle Ages, and the ancient Chinese made booze from rice in this way. Canadians adopted the method of cold distillation for ice-cold beer.

The oldest brewery in Munich is Augustiner. It was founded in 1294. Munich is famous for its breweries.

= The first brewery in the US opened in Manhattan in 1623.

= The first Octoberfest was held for the first time in 1810 in Munich.

= The Czech Republic has the largest percentage of beer consumption per capita in the world.

= In the old days, doctors prescribed mouthwashes and ingestion of warm beer for the treatment of toothache.

In the Middle Ages, beer was prescribed for the expulsion of stones from the kidneys; Tired tired legs with beer after a long journey ...

= At the beginning of the XIX century, most medicines in hospitals were taken only with beer. As a fine tonic, disinfectant and fortified beverage, the beer was given to the convalescent patient.

= The Munich Institute of Beer has scientifically proved that one liter of unfiltered beer is 10 times more useful than one liter of milk.

= Beer for Scandinavians - officially approved by the Ministry of Health an antidepressant.

= Drunk on an empty stomach, the beer drains the stomach, freeing it of excess mucus, which is useful for gastritis.

= The beer well quenches thirst, which is explained by the content of mineral substances and carbon dioxide, which expands the capillary vessels of the mucous membrane of the digestive organs, contributes to a faster flow of fluid into the blood.

= Beer baths adjust sweating. If you sweat a lot, then add a bottle of beer to the warm water and lie down a bit. In the bath the beer is poured on the glowing stones - beer steam makes the skin more silky.

= Masks and cream based on beer contribute to the smoothing of wrinkles.

= Beer has a beneficial effect on the growth of the female breast.

= The best hair styling product that was known to our great-grandmothers is beer.

= Regular hair rinsing with beer after washing will quickly rid of dandruff and give the hair a unique shine and silkiness.

= Beer accelerates the metabolism in the body, promotes cell rejuvenation. Experience shows that people who regularly drink beer grow older much slower than those who do not drink beer.

= American scientists also came to the conclusion that those who use a daily one or two mugs of beer, reduces the risk of a heart attack by 50%.

= A small amount of beer during the recovery period after severe, debilitating diseases helps quickly restore the normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract.

= Beer has a lower calorie content than Coca-Cola, apple juice, fruit drinks, in which sugar is added, not to mention milk.

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