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    Did you know that prior to 1835 it was thought that mead fermentation was caused by sugar molecules being chemically split. It was then that a Frenchman and German through the use of improved microscopes concluded that single-celled creatures that were budding before their eyes were responsible for the fermentation process. They concluded that yeast growth rather than a chemical process of sugar was responsible for the fermentation that produces alcohol.

    They didn't understand the details but they were on the right track.

    Joe

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    Antony van Leeuwenhoek would be proud!

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    Dan McFeeley

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    (The people's spirit is raised through culture)

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    They were looking at yeast in beer but what the heck... it was applicable to mead also.

    Charles Cagnaird de la Tour (France) and Schwann (Germany)
    discovery was independent of each other but both using improved microscopes.

    Joe

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    Man! Wish I had this info when I gave my humanities speach! It would have greatly helped... *grins* Although I did get a 100 on it anyway... lol

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