James Visger’s Beer Term ‘O the Day

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.

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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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