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Mein Gott!April 19, 2015 at 5:16 am #40305
It might have scandalized the officials enforcing the Rheinheitsgebot, but in point of fact, all the water on the planet is “recycled,” being thoroughly mixed with droplets that have passed through the digestive and urinary tracts of millions of critters, fornicated in by fish, flowing slowly through stagnant ponds, then (relatively) “purified” by natural exposure to sunlight and oxygen, as it flows downstream, where it eventually soaks through many layers of soil, sand, porous rock, to percolate up through your very own pristine spring.
What? You don’t have a pristine spring to drink from? Your brewer of choice doesn’t have one either? Perhaps you and the brewer get your water from a municipal supply system. In which case, it almost certainly has been chemically treated, to annihilate (most of) the natural microbes you don’t want. Some such systems are lucky enough to draw from wells, some from rivers or lakes, but they all test, and most treat, the water with chemicals to kill off the pathogens that are likely to be in the original source. So, you’re drinking “recycled” water, unless you’re getting it from off planet.
The prejudice of the “eww” factor carries over intact from the playground to the “adult” world. Back in the early ’60s, I lived in L.A. county, and worked for a municipal engineering department. The subject of water purity came up in conversation, one day. My boss said that his older brother worked for the City of Los Angeles at the Hyperion sewage treatment plant. The effluent was treated, not in two steps, as was the usual municipal practice, but in three stages of purification. By all of the industrial testing methods then used for assessing water purity, the water, thus treated, was biologically cleaner than the municipal water supply Los Angeles was purchasing from the Colorado River. But such was the prejudice against water that had once been sewage (eww!) that the City was obliged to pump that water seven miles out into the Pacific Ocean, at a lo$$, and purchase dirtier water, lacking the stigma.
Cry, "Treason!"April 19, 2015 at 5:18 am #40306
They have been doing this for years , its called Sam Adams .April 19, 2015 at 10:20 am #40308
In 1960 they still thought they had enough water. Pretty soon all of the cities in the desert will be drinking toilet water.
San Diego agrees to turn recycled wastewater into drinking waterApril 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm #40314
pretty soon flush toilets going to be thing of the past.
i do have a spring on site lol a deep hardrock one 360m to top and another 100m down to mid reservoir. i still treat with ozone.
tolik they use it as flavoring in sam adam though i think labbats and molson use same trick for their beers or they would taste like water.
it is cleaner when out of the plant…. how soon till oops we had a fukushima like incident but drink your beer citizenApril 19, 2015 at 2:36 pm #40316
Rofl…. You guys don’t know much about Oregon. The show Portlandia isn’t really much more than a ever so slightly exaggerated documentary. I have seen people in the city doing odd water recycling projects for years. This is just now on people’s radar? Wow. That is like Gunsmoke suddenly getting a People’s Choice Award.
http://ageofdecadence.comApril 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm #40318
Wait a minute, are you saying the Sam Adams I was drinking last night is treated waste water?April 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm #40326
No . I saying that Sam Adams tastes like unfiltered waste water .April 19, 2015 at 5:17 pm #40328
That’s even worse. I’m partial to a couple of Sam’s brews. Long Trail here in Vermont makes a few I really like but my all time favorites are Berkshire Brewing Company’s Steel Rail, also made in Massachusetts, and a hefeweizen brew made somewhere in Pennsylvania. I can’t remember which company. You don’t find it in a lot of places up here. In my travels when I see it I buy a case or two. Shipyard Brewing in Maine is high on my list too.April 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm #40331
Have not tried the others , I had the original brew in mind , to me , it tastes like an armpit smells lol . Shipyard is not bad , like the others , you have to find the version that fits your tastes . If you make it to Portland ME , go to Sabago brewing company , they have some very good beer . I like IPA’s some times , but its hard to find one that isnt too bitter . Last time I was there, Sabago only sold their beers to go by the quart . I brought back some of their stout . Like a lot of micro breweries / restaurants , their stuff is strong and will mess you up pretty fast . In Arizona we have Rock Bottom brewery restaurants , some of their beers a pretty strong also .May 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm #40766
they always reckoned that London tap water went through 10 other people before you.
British Survivalist.May 8, 2015 at 3:39 am #40780
When I was in college , I read on one of the bathroom walls this :
Flush twice , its a long way to the cafeteria .
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