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wildoates
06-01-2011, 07:19 PM
Very interesting, worth reading (http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_angelsshare/).

AToE
06-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Weird... I wouldn't in a million years have thought alcohol evaporating through barrels could have such an effect, or for such a distance. Neato. :)

Meadmaker.XB
06-01-2011, 08:51 PM
Enjoyed the read. Thanks for posting, certainly an interesting article.

skunkboy
06-01-2011, 10:02 PM
This is a great article ... :-)

wildoates
06-01-2011, 10:40 PM
I had to read it again just to see if it was as interesting the second time. :cool:

Chevette Girl
06-02-2011, 10:30 AM
See, I think that's really cool... but anyone I forward that link to will think I'm a nerd of some persuasion...

TheAlchemist
06-02-2011, 11:19 AM
See, I think that's really cool... but anyone I forward that link to will think I'm a nerd of some persuasion...

Don't take it personally...we're all nerds here...you're in good company.:D

Medsen Fey
06-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Makes me wonder what I might be creating in the garage at the Fusel Shack...

Loadnabox
06-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Makes me wonder what I might be creating in the garage at the Fusel Shack...

As a brewer the power of creation is in my hands! I bring forth life and quash it!

well...

hrmm...


maybe that's overboard....


I KNOW!

The yeast are polluting their environment! How long before their sugar fuels run out! What about the pollution from the overpopulation?! It's time to reverse Carboy Warming! The yeast have but one carboy and are destroying it!


P.S. The article was pretty awesome, that's really cool stuff!

TheAlchemist
06-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Let's hear it for The Angel's Share!

wildoates
06-02-2011, 04:23 PM
See, I think that's really cool... but anyone I forward that link to will think I'm a nerd of some persuasion...

Good thing you are among friends here ;D

veritas
06-03-2011, 01:04 PM
thanks for the read very cool!

Medsen Fey
06-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Kind of makes me wonder what a population study around the distilleries would show. If people are breathing ethanol vapors in low levels, do they get more liver disease? Do they get more lung problems? Do they get fewer colds? Do they need fewer sleeping pills? The list of questions goes on and on and it would be interesting to learn what effects there might be. Of course, given the litigious nature of our society, I'm sure the folks at Hiram Walker would be glad to fund that kind of study. :rolleyes:

AToE
06-03-2011, 01:18 PM
Definitely valid questions, another one would be how these facilities could deal with the problem, maybe airfilters on all the air that comes out of the places, etc.

TheAlchemist
06-03-2011, 06:42 PM
We know that moderate daily alcohol intake (initially defined as 1 drink/day for women 2 for men) results in a decrease in all cause mortality (The Olde "J" shaped curve).
http://www.bio.puc.cl/vinsalud/pdf/01-RENAUD.pdf

icedmetal
06-03-2011, 08:10 PM
edit: nevermind, read the report wrong.