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September 15, 2020


Realizing that the acidification step of the process appeared to work even with simple reagents such as water, the team repeated the reaction using locally brewed Würzburger Hofbräu beer. To their delight, they were able to detect the pre-ammonium product in the reaction mixture.

Some of us just drink it.

(Thanks to Rod Nunley)


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"Is there anything beer can't do?" Homer Simpson

I need to defend this research. As a chemist, I find this experiment inter--naah, I can't do it. It's Bor-ing.

I have found that after several attempts (3 or 4 glasses), I too can detect the "pre-ammonium" product.
And then I feel greatly compled to release the post-ammonium product, iykwim.

Compled? Starting a little early today, Jack?

The research required about a tablespoon of beer. They drank the rest of the keg to celebrate their findings.

Finally, (buying beer) a research grant being put to practical use. Money well spent.

Maybe after a few beers that paragraph will make sense.

Do what?

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