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Old 09-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_belgiu...VsZ2l1bWV4cGVy

i dont believe it, but it is still an interesting read.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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I'm not surprised, brewing, whether it is beer, wine, meads, and ciders, at one time or another were consider "sacred" beverages, as were the brewers of them. Alcohol regardless of the culture often had sacred significance as well. And since it's been made for millions of years it was often done by what we would deem "pagans" who put a lot of stock into the phases of the moon. And some of that carried forward even into Christianity. Many of our Christian holiday activities have their roots in pre-Christian worship. And there is some "moon" worship tied into that as well.

And in many parts of the world there are Christian activities that our highly influenced by old worship techniques. You hear about that happening in villages all around the world. Even in seeming "western" european countries.

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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Has anyone done any tests on this theory? It seems like it would be pretty hard to produce an effective test, since one drink will have to have a different vintage than the next. There is no way to do an accurate side by side for tasting.

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But you know, after reading this I have to say that it would be pretty fun to have a brew night lit by the light of a full moon (as long as i have the next day off)

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I dont find the article to be do far fetched. The moon can control numerous things, why not the beer brewed on a night with a full moon?

If the moon, controls millions of gallons of water every day changing the tides. Why couldn't it change or effect the way a beer ferments?

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I was going to say the same thing. I keep thinking about tide, and the fact that even the yeast cells contain water.

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I saw a werewolf down at Trader Vics.
His hair was perfect.

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And who knows, maybe brewing by the full moon would make bad beer?

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I've noticed that Farmers Almanacs will also mention whcih days are best for brewing. I haven't noticed if these preferred days coincide with the full moon or not.

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