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

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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.


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.


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.

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