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Old 07-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default Why wasps are good for your beer

Interesting piece here about the potential importance of wasps (not W.A.S.P.s)

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/no...beer-and-wine/

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Stefanini and Dapporto collected females before their hibernation and fed them with a strain of S.cerevisiae that glows green in the dark.
That is so cool. I must have this yeast!
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Very cool article. Thanks for the link.

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Sounds like something out of fallout 3 or something,where that cola glows...glow in the drk heat seeking moisture missle!
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Very cool article - thanks for sharing. I'll think twice before swatting them next time!

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I knew they had to be good for something.

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Cool! Next time I'll save on yeast and just pitch wasps.

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We know beer = buzz,
glad to learn that buzz = beer.

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I wish they could be labeled Wlp 001 or wyeast 1214. Would make easier to find which to capture.

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I wish they could be labeled Wlp 001 or wyeast 1214. Would make easier to find which to capture.
Set some bee traps and you can get some Belgian blends. (Get it, trappists, heh heh heh)
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