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Better beer chemistry: It's all about the yeast (video)

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IMAGE: Every beer brewer is locked into a high-maintenance relationship with yeast -- those finicky, alcohol-creating microorganisms. To learn more about this delicate dance, The Speaking of Chemistry team took... view more

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WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 -- Every beer brewer is locked into a high-maintenance relationship with yeast -- those finicky, alcohol-creating microorganisms. To learn more about this delicate dance, The Speaking of Chemistry team took a field trip to Denver, Colorado, to visit Renegade Brewing Company and its brewmaster, Max Filter. Max explains how he keeps his fermenting fungi happy in our latest episode. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/avX7iAus5B4.

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