Full-Moon Fermentation Gives Beer Stronger Taste

So says a Belgium brewer
By Steve Vivian,  Newser User
Posted Sep 25, 2010 5:49 PM CDT Posted Sep 25, 2010 5:49 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 25, 2010 6:08 PM CDT
Fermentation Under Full Moon Improves Beer Taste
A full moon rises over a farm in Ashland, Neb., Thursday, May 27, 2010.   (AP)

A family-owned brewery in Peruwelz, Belgium, fermented its first batch of beer brewed under a full autumnal moon. "We made several tests and noticed that the fermentation was more vigorous, more active," said Roger Caulier, owner of the brewery. "The end product was completely different, stronger, with a taste lasting longer in the mouth."

According to the brewmeister, the full moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it from seven days to five. Caulier developed the idea after visiting a winemaker friend in France who indicated he plans his entire production schedule by the lunar calendar. Read the full article at Reuters.
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