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haele

(12,645 posts)
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 12:18 AM Jan 2023

Using reclaimed water to brew beer...

https://thepointsguy.com/news/beers-reclaimed-water-jet-bridge-san-diego/

A niche Brewery in San Diego partners with San Diego International Airport to use jet bridge condensation for the water they use to brew two specialty beers specifically for the airport. Since it appears they only use half the reclaimed water the airport makes, I wonder how much this technology can be used to alleviate some of our future drinking water issues due to drought.

I'd be interested how much this costs the brewery.

Haele
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Using reclaimed water to brew beer... (Original Post) haele Jan 2023 OP
Full cycle Jerry2144 Jan 2023 #1
Beer is only.... SergeStorms Jan 2023 #2
Who among us hasn't said, at one time or another, EYESORE 9001 Jan 2023 #3
Assume this is the stuff draining from the jet bridge mounted air conditioners mn9driver Jan 2023 #4
I Pee A, of course! Buns_of_Fire Jan 2023 #5
I'm a tree hugger but no thanks on the beer made from recycled water. CentralMass Jan 2023 #6
would imagine all water is recycled somehow dembotoz Jan 2023 #7
Yes. Thank you. GoCubsGo Jan 2023 #9
Diluted urine is an excellent plant fertilizer Kaleva Jan 2023 #8
One of the basic truths in life is that beer goes through your system so quickly, because Chainfire Jan 2023 #10

Jerry2144

(2,094 posts)
1. Full cycle
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 12:20 AM
Jan 2023

I am an expert at turning beer into water. It makes sense that smart people can reverse that process

EYESORE 9001

(25,921 posts)
3. Who among us hasn't said, at one time or another,
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 01:37 AM
Jan 2023

‘This beer tastes like piss!’

Henceforth, that statement will always ring true.

mn9driver

(4,423 posts)
4. Assume this is the stuff draining from the jet bridge mounted air conditioners
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 03:06 AM
Jan 2023

So, basically it is distilled water. In order to make just about any kind of decent beer they need to add some level of minerals and salts back in before brewing.

I wonder what kind of beer they are making?

Buns_of_Fire

(17,173 posts)
5. I Pee A, of course!
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 03:25 AM
Jan 2023

Last edited Sun Jan 1, 2023, 04:11 AM - Edit history (1)




ETA: This was just the first image I found, and is no reflection on the folks at Lagunitas or their product...

GoCubsGo

(32,078 posts)
9. Yes. Thank you.
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 11:27 AM
Jan 2023

It has been recycled millions of times over, throughout the planet's existence. We've all drank water that has passed through other people, dinosaurs, sewers, etc., at one point or another, whether we realize it or not. Whatever the stuff is they're getting from the airport is likely being filtered and distilled, which leaves you with pure water. This is an interesting story, but it's not like they're directly using the "blue ice" from the airplanes.

Kaleva

(36,291 posts)
8. Diluted urine is an excellent plant fertilizer
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 09:59 AM
Jan 2023

I used to add it to the compost pile to get closer to a 50/50 mix of brown and green.

Chainfire

(17,523 posts)
10. One of the basic truths in life is that beer goes through your system so quickly, because
Sun Jan 1, 2023, 12:49 PM
Jan 2023

It doesn't have to stop to change color.

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