• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Brewing Beer - Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages and is produced by the brewing process.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Ada Pasholli 10L Brewing Beer Beer is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages and is produced by the brewing process. In modern times beer has taken an evident omnipresence in our everyday life and is an ideal tool for gathering people. For some nations beer plays a central role to the lifestyle and you may be surprised to hear for example that Germans drink beer at lunchtime, after work, in the evening and some people have it even during breakfast. Today, there are available over 70 styles of beer and each has different characteristics derived from the ingredients and brewing process. I personally really like the saying: Not everyone enjoys every beer, but every beer is brewed because somebody enjoys it. Beer is thought to be more than 10,000 years old. Archeologists believe that it first started accidentally when a grain was soaked by rain and than warmed by the sun. ...read more.

Middle

However, the addition of hops inhibits it with some bacteria that can spoil the beer. The malt sugar is boiled with hops for seasoning. The solution is cooled and yeast is added at room temperature to begin fermentation where glucose is produced. C12 H22 O11+ H2O => 2 (C6H12O6) Another enzyme of yeast, catalyses the decomposition of glucose to ethanol and carbon dioxide. There are two main categories of beer: ale and lager beer. If the beer being made is ale, the wort will be maintained at a constant temperature of 20 C for about two weeks. While lager beers are slower and prefer to maintain the temperature at around 10 C. C6H12O6 => 2 (CH3CH2OH) + 2 (CO2) Once the fermentation is finished, the beer is slowly pumped from the fermenter and is filtered to remove any remaining solids. After this, the beer is bottled by adding some extra CO2 to provide the carbonization. ...read more.

Conclusion

As I already mentioned before, in the brewing process water is one of the main ingredients and it is important to have a lot of clean water. However, the quality of water in Turkey, especially in Istanbul is not good. Therefore, to get good quality of water it is necessary to install modern machinery, which costs extra money and this would be a disadvantage. Wastewaters and used barleys are also concerns. Since they pollute the environment, the installation of cleaning and other special equipments is a must. However, the used barleys might be treated for the production of animal' food. Another environmental disadvantage is that the brewing process releases large amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and causes global warming. Carbon dioxide is one of the most important greenhouse gases and therefore people are continually trying to reduce it. As a conclusion, I think that Istanbul is an advantageous place for building a brewery because economical factors are positive, environmental obstacles could be overcome and cultural disadvantages are progressively changing. For the above factors it is clear that the opening of a brewery would a profitable achievement. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Green Plants as Organisms section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Green Plants as Organisms essays

  1. Why Were Towns and Cities so Unhealthy in the 19th Century?

    The main factor that contributed to all the deaths was disease, in this time cholera was the main form of disease in Leeds. Cholera was spread through contagion in water, grime and waste. The first recorded person to die on the 26th May 1862 was a two year-old child who lived in Blue Bell Fold, Leeds.

  2. Investigating The Fermentation of Yeast

    Whilst doing the experiment I noticed a build up of a thick creamy coloured cloud in the bottom of the test tubes. I was told that this was the yeast developing in the bottom of the test tube. I could also see froth above the surface of the liquid.

  1. Ashland Oil Inc.: Trouble at Floreffe

    Releases The two press releases in Appendix B of our study guide served the purpose on how to convey to the public an apology, responsibility for the action, commitment to repair, and acknowledgement to the hardship placed upon those affected.

  2. The location of panama

    The NGOs in panama want to make the government take more responsibility for the future of the Canal. Conclusion Is the Panama Canal sustainable? The Panama Canal is self-sufficient and sustainable.

  1. Construct a rocket from a discarded PET (Polthylene Teraphetlate) drink bottle.

    Data Analysis: So we have agreed that the higher the water level the more of a decrease we shall get in the horizontal displacement (i.e. range). Now there is a difference between the theoretical values of the range we should have acquired compared to the experimental value we have.

  2. How did Leamington develop into a typical spa town of the mid nineteenth century?

    More and more springs were found towards the south of the river. Robbins's Well and Read's Well opened in the same year the pump rooms did, but on the other side of the river. And the last major bath to be opened on the south side of the river was called Smart's Marble Baths on Clemens Street.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work