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Aromatic hops: Synonym for…

Beer Term ‘O the Day: Aromatic hops: Synonym for finishing hops. When hops are added during the final minutes of the boil, less of the aromatic oils are lost to evaporation and more hop aroma is retained.

11200622_10204207575965313_2069580751634047627_nJames Visger lives in Clarksville, TN, he’s a BJCP beer judge, president of The Clarksville Carboys and general beer troublemaker. In a GOOD way!

You And Yeast Have More In Common Than You Might Think

This fungus among us — baker's yeast, aka Saccharomyces cerevisiae — is useful for more than just making bread.

Rip open a little package of baker’s yeast from the supermarket, peer inside, and you’ll see your distant cousin.

That’s because we share a common ancestor with yeast, and a new study in the journal Science suggest that we also share hundreds of genes that haven’t really changed in a billion years.

Edward Marcotte, a biologist at the University of Texas at Austin, knew that humans and yeast have thousands of similar genes. But, he wondered, how similar are they?

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