TGIF-Deep Sea Beer and Southern Fried Science

My colleague and officemate, the Southern Fried Scientist, posted way back in March about his homebrew South Su Porter. South Su is a hydrothermal vent field in the western Pacific. According to SFS:

“South Su Porter, designed to recreate the feeling of seeing a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. It’s a cold, smooth, dark porter, an extra clarifying stage takes away some of the bitter and replaces it with the cold clarity of deep ocean water.

I go crisp, with a two stage fermentation before bottling, in a dark room kept at 68 F to make this porter as dark as possible.

But a cold, dark porter does not a deep-sea hydrothermal vent make. For that, we need heat…”

You’ll have to click on the link above to see the special ingredient that replicates the heat of a hydrothermal vent in his homebrew! Also in case you somehow missed read about how to brew beer in a coffee maker using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel.

Don’t forget to get your submissions in to the Circus of the Spineless, hosted by Southern Fried Science this month. Get them in by July 30th to be included!

Kevin Zelnio (886 Posts)





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