Green Beer Bottle Physics

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Wired’s Dot Physics blog has an interesting piece up today about Physics and Green Beer Bottles. Hat tip to the Homebrew Chef for the link. To make the point, the author used a UV-Visible Spectrometer to collect data for several different beer bottles, and below is a chart of the results, but check out the article to understand what it all means and why green and clear bottles are a bad idea, unless you have Miller’s Frankenstein tetrahops.

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Comments

  1. says

    Very cool, it’s all sciency and stuff :) Still, a pretty interesting way to show the penetration of UV light based on bottle color for all those still debating it.

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