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Old 05-03-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Brewing could soon power your home!!!

Interesting read on a brewer who is using wastewater from brewing to create electricity.
Beer maker, Scientists to create energy


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Old 05-03-2007, 02:33 AM   #2
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Yet another reason why beer kicks a$$.


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Old 05-03-2007, 03:02 AM   #3
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This kind of thing is what the world needs!

I've been to Brisbane about 12 years ago. I loved it there.
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Old 05-03-2007, 04:12 AM   #4
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Well, if you drink enough of the sediment from the bottles, you could have your own NG source too!
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:46 PM   #5
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The folks at New Belgium Brewery - makers of Fat Tire, do something similar...

http://www.newbelgium.com/sustainability.php

in a video-tour I watched, they said methane generated from their water-treatment plant helped power the brewery itself.

Circle of life.

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***EDIT*** This is the link to their water-processing plant: http://www.newbelgium.com/innovation_waste.php

oh, and also, New Belgium was apparently featured on MSN recently too... : the hbt thread: http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=28866
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:39 PM   #6
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Try and do that with grapes, winos!
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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Try and do that with grapes, winos!

Lol. Down with the vines! Down with the vines! C'mon...everybody! Down with the vines! They are ruining our world! WINEBIBBERS!!!!
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
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save fossil fuels - drink more beer!
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I'm attending community college right now to become a renewable energy engineer, and this is a great way to combine my two interests (homebrewing and stickin' it to big oil).
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:59 AM   #10
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It's awesome New Belgium cares enough to go to the expense of making their own water treatment plant!

Just throwing this out there for david and zoebisch (and for controversey's sake)- winemaking is clearly more environmentally friendly than beermaking because there is much less heating/cooling involved. That's the element of homebrewing I like least - using a couple gallons of propane and wasting cooling water each time I brew. Wine just happens naturally.


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