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Old 10-05-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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One of my buddies just told me about this place...too cool. Veggie oil powered, and rain water utilization...wha?!

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/10/02/wolf.green.beer.cnn

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Hmm when I move back to Oregon that may be a good idea.

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Old 10-05-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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I watched that video today and the amount of rain we had this year, I would have had to close the doors. Surely they use outside water for more than cleaning. Just seemed a little hokey to me. Marvelous idea for a homebrewer but did you see him scooping out the grain with a SNOW shovel. Crap, all my water from rain is in those grains.....Just saying.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/rain-water-118368/
i think this is sort of amusing!
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Dont forget solar. Do forget rainwater, unless you chill it for a cooling medium or brewery washup.

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Oh I don't think it would be your soul source for water, but it would come in handy for mashing, sparge, and cleaning, hell in the winter it would probably be cold enough to use it to chill. You'd be surprised how much water you use in pro-brewing, I work in a brewery that does 1600bbl a year and even though we are relatively small I'd say we uses at least twice or three times as much water as we put out in barrels. Anything would help and in the Valley of Oregon I bet you could cut your water bill in half if not more.

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Gimmick???

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Oregon, Washington, maybe, but Georgia. I just don't buy it for a second. I suppose its cold filtered through red clay with windmills powering the pumps and geothermal energy boiling the wort right from the center of the earth. Sorry, the CNN cast has inspired me to try a different approach, but commercially......

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New Belgium Brewing has a pretty intense eco-friendly thing going as well.

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Please explain to me how to bottle and pressurize methane gas and I will self power all my heating needs. My gas to beer ratio has went up 10 fold, luckily, my SWMBO is sticking with me. Water for me, comes from the ground, about 85 feet deep, however, I like the idea of rainwater. Just gotta make a collector vessel with a screen to keep skeeters out.

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