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Old 03-09-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Whats your carbon footprint... about beer, really.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer#Environmental_impact

"A life cycle study of one beer brand, including grain production, brewing, bottling, distribution and waste management, shows that the CO2 emissions from a 6-pack of micro-brew beer is about 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds).[150] The loss of natural habitat potential from the 6-pack of micro-brew beer is estimated to be 2.5 square meters (26 square feet).[151]"

Depending on the accuracy of wiki, I'd say I'm now against any type of carbon tax... lol. Of course, this is just one more reason to homebrew - I'm not a drunk, I'm saving the environment, one beer at a time.


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Old 03-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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I always thought that plants and trees take in CO2 and outgas O2, sooo... wouldnt the CO2 emissions be helping the trees grow? and by helping grow trees we get more oxygen? so in a roundabout way beer is good for me and the planet right???


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liberals need some way to get elected so they use emissions and gun control.
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I always thought that plants and trees take in CO2 and outgas O2, sooo... wouldnt the CO2 emissions be helping the trees grow? and by helping grow trees we get more oxygen? so in a roundabout way beer is good for me and the planet right???
Yeah, except if you cut down all the trees, like they're doing in south america.
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Pfft. That's South America. It's not like we're talking about Real America.
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And a human exhales over 1000 pounds of CO2 per year!
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I don't wear carbon soled shoes, so I leave no carbon footprint.
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liberals need some way to get elected so they use emissions and gun control.
And conservatives use fear mongering and tax cuts for the rich.
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So, we are only worried about CO2 emmissions?

Well then, no need to retire my 10 barrell coal fired mash tun or my 15 barrel wood fired kettle. No CO2 emmitted from those is there.


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