- Ha! I wish I could eat sugar and shit whisky.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)" wrote:
> I couldn't not pass this on ...
> posted by Mark Tumarkin to
> the Homebrew Digest ...
> SOLUTION OF THE SECRET OF ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION
> "Beer yeast, when dispersed in water, breaks down into
> an infinite number of small spheres. If these spheres are
> transferred to an aqueous solution of sugar they develop into small
> animals. They
> are endowed with a sort of suction trunk with which they gulp up the
> sugar from the solution. Digestion is immediately and clearly
> recognizable because of the discharge if excrements. These animals
> ethyl alcohol from their bowels and carbon dioxide from their urinary
> organs. Thus one can observe how a specifically lighter fluid is exuded
> from the anus and rises vertically whereas a stream of carbon dioxide is
> ejected at very short intervals from their enormously large genitals."
> by Fredrich Woehier and Justus Von Liebig
> Published in the annals of Chemistry Volume 29, 1839