Yeast Evolution Due To Reuse

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Today’s infographic is almost a humorous one, although it does illustrate a brewing principal, that of how genrations of yeast can be propagated for homebrewing. It was created by the Half Moon Brewer. Whatever you do, avoid the zombie yeast. I actually have one of those yeast stuffed animals in my office. I probably won’t be able to look at it the same way again.

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Beer Birthday Redux: Jay Brooks

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Today is my 54th birthday, and even though it’s still early in the day, I’ve already been overwhelmed by an embarrassment of riches from well-wishers sending me notes via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook. My sincere thanks to one and all. As it’s usually me posting embarrassing photos of friends and colleagues, for the fifth year in a row, here’s some more howlers of me from over the years.

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An early studio portrait.

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Motorcycles: just one of my youthful indiscretions that prevented me from seeking political office later in life.

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If I cut my hair short, it doesn’t look much different than this today.

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This is an Easter outfit from when I was maybe nine or ten.

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And this is the same outfit, which looks positively restrained in comparison to my Mother and my Grandmother’s Easter outfits.

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Ready to party, look out ladies.

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My first band, we were rockin’ out.

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Probably from around junior high or early high school. I love the shiny shirt, straight out of That 70s Show.

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The world of a teenager … circa 1977.

There’s many more where these came from, for a good laugh just check out the photos from the last four years at Beer Birthday Again: Jay Brooks, Beer Birthday: Jay Brooks, Beer Birthday: J (Yes, Embarrasing Myself This Time) and Beer Birthday Overkill, from 2009, when I posted a bunch encompassing my first 50 years on planet beer. Oh, and thanks once again to everybody for the generous birthday wishes.