My teacher gave our class the option of presenting a topic that we're interested in and tying it back to chemistry. I felt like home brewing is a great source of chemistry and something that would also interest the class. I just need help finding reputable sources. I would love to find answers to questions like:
What do yeast produce during fermentation besides CO2 and alcohol?
How do yeast "clean up" after themselves?
What effects do different ions have on beer and how?
Basically, I would really like to show the chemistry of mashing and fermentation. Being able to show chemical equations and explaining concepts is the main goal here. The sources don't need to be scholarly reviewed journals or anything, they just need to be reputable and, most importantly, make sense!