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Brewing Beer
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Brewing Beer
酿造啤酒

How to Use Modal Verbs

Date: Oct 10 2012

Themes: Food, Hobbies

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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If you drink alcohol, you have probably enjoyed a beer in one of its many forms: in the can, bottle, or on tap. In fact, beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world. But where does it come from?

Beer is made through a process called brewing. Though the exact science may be over the head of the average person, the basics are pretty simple: cereal grains get converted to sugar, and the sugar is then fermented, with the help of some yeast. Some brewers use hops to add flavor to beer, producing a bitter taste, while others flavor their beer with fruit or other herbs.

Lots of the beer you find at the store is produced at huge breweries, but more and more craft brewers are making smaller amounts of beer and paying more attention to detail. There is even a growing homebrewing movement, with people making their own beer in their kitchen or garage. Hear Jason and Marni chat about brewing beer.

如果你喝酒,那么你可能已经品尝过各种包装的啤酒,例如听装、瓶装还有桶装。事实上,啤酒是世界上最受欢迎的酒精饮料。但啤酒是如何酿制的呢?

啤酒的制作流程称为酿造。普通人也许不太了解精细缜密的酿酒工艺流程,但基本步骤十分简单:将谷物转换为糖,然后在酵母的作用下,使糖发酵。有些啤酒酿造商使用啤酒花为啤酒增添风味,让啤酒带有苦涩的味道,而另外一些酿造商则使用水果或其他植物为啤酒提味。

您在商店中看到的很多啤酒都是大型啤酒厂酿制的,而越来越多的手工酿酒师开始尝试酿造少量的啤酒,同时更加注重酿酒工艺中的细节。甚至出现了家酿啤酒盛行的趋势,人们纷纷在自家的厨房或车库酿制自己的啤酒。听听詹森和玛尼对酿造啤酒的谈论。

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Marni

Marni

Jason

Jason

Marni:  Seems to me in the last few years that one really hot trend is homebrewing.

Jason:  Yeah! I know a lot of people who’ve been trying that. I just didn’t think I’d be very good at it. I thought I’d make some beer that’d be really undrinkable.

Marni:  Well, there’s definitely a huge science component to it. You have to get everything just right. There’s the yeast and the hops and then it has to sit for a certain amount of time. But it is pretty fascinating watching the whole process.

Jason:  Is it? So you’ve observed it?

Marni:  I’ve observed it firsthand. I live with someone who homebrews, and you know, there’s a lot of equipment and it all looks very scientific, which is very cool. There’s definitely…just the slightest thing can go wrong and then you’ve ruined this entire batch of beer.

Jason:  Can you die if you make your beer wrong?

Marni:  I don’t think that can happen. You probably could get sick, though, if it gets moldy or something. But hopefully nobody’s died from it, ‘cause that sounds pretty awful.

Jason:  Alcohol is so weird like that, like it has to ferment.

Marni:  Exactly.

Jason:  Yeah, it’s like, take this substance and let it sit around for a year, and then drink it. Seems risky to me. I just want to leave it in the hands of others I think.

Marni:  Yeah.

 

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Jason and Marni discuss the hot new trend of brewing one’s own beer at home. Marni has seen the process at work because she lives with someone who homebrews. She thinks it’s pretty cool, particularly the science behind the process.

Jason, on the other hand, isn’t so sure about home-brewing. He worries that he might make beer that tastes bad, or, even worse, that homebrewed beer could make someone get sick or die. For Jason, the whole thing seems too risky.

What do you think about the homebrewing trend? Have you ever experimented with making your own beer or other fermented foods or beverages at home? Would you like to try? Or would you prefer to buy ready-made beer that you know is tasty…and safe?

 

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Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

In my region it,s very spread to make homemade vodka and wine.I have seen several times how people were doing it,and i should say that it,s reguires a lot of efforts and time.


As for me,i can,t stand the scent of alcohol,thus i will never experiment with making beer or any other alcohol beverage.I prefer fresh juices and i like doing them myself.

04:24 PM Oct 15 2012 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

Oh my God…


I’ve never listened about that.. I thought amazing! I don’t like to drink beers but, to be honest I loved this new trend.

02:14 PM Oct 11 2012 |

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Nabilo

Nabilo

Germany

Like jason I’ve never tried to make something that have to be fermented because it takes a lot of times untill it could tastes and I prefer to buy ready-made things or to eat something that is made by skilled persons;)

10:58 AM Oct 11 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

I think it’s kinda cool and fun but really as Jason has said I will leave them for others to drink, beside it’s forbiden for muslim to drink beer. I have seen my grandmother made fermented food, it’s call TAPE (Read..TA PAI), it is fermented red rice , which is soaked and steamed and then ferment for 2 till 4 days . After 2 days of fermentation process the rice will distinctive Tapai smell, that mean the fermentation process is complete but the tapai taste will improve if we kaeep in the refrigerator for a few days. It normally has a very low alcohol content after only a few days but if allowed to ferment further, the alcohol content will generally increase. We also ferment white rice, Cassava and glutinous rice too. I’m sure you guys will love to try.

04:22 AM Oct 11 2012 |

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Ahshan

Ahshan

China

nice

10:46 PM Oct 10 2012 |

merllan

merllan

Bulgaria

I can not say anything about homebrewing trend or buying beer because I have never tasted alcohol.

08:41 PM Oct 10 2012 |

merllan

merllan

Bulgaria

I can not say anything about homebrewing trend or buying beer because I have never tasted alcohol.

08:39 PM Oct 10 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

I can’t say that I kinda have a soft corner in my heart for beer and homebrewing in particular. However, if it was more realistic thing to do in apartment conditions I’d rather brew on my own than constantly buy a pig in a poke in the store.


Btw, though it concerns vodka more than beer, I’ve heard some stories about persons even died due to some crap contained inside the bottle included there to make stuff cheaper!! So, I find myself homebrewing much safer, omitting that it’s thousands times tastier, than risking when buying it. 

08:10 PM Oct 10 2012 |

vicmay_lo-flo@live.com.mx

Mexico

I live in the city. and it is easier to buy a ready-made beer. but if I lived in the country, I would try.

07:44 PM Oct 10 2012 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

It’s much easier to get it at a barLaughing

06:18 PM Oct 10 2012 |

Lubomusl

Lubomusl

Russian Federation

I think Good beer can’t be done at home.I know much what I am talking about.I used to work at company that makes beer.It is complex process.You need to know all technology if you want to do homebrewing.

04:32 PM Oct 10 2012 |

manu_wj

manu_wj

Italy

I could make wine by myself but no beer. I love beer and I don’t want to risk on it. Better to buy it



04:07 PM Oct 10 2012 |

mya.c

mya.c

Hong Kong

i didn’t try to make it at home, cox i don’t think I can make it good, but I added some strawberry into my bottle of vodka, taste nice!~

03:03 PM Oct 10 2012 |

yuminaga

yuminagaSuper Member!

China

I prefer to buy  local beer called Yanjing, ready-made beer  is tasty and safe . I like simple , homebrewing beer or beverage is fine though ,i dont want to spend time to do it ,life is short , we have more than homebrewing beer to do .

02:54 PM Oct 10 2012 |

Svende

Svende

Denmark

For many year ago I tried beer homebrewing, but it tasted awfull. However i tried wine brewing, it tasted better, not good, but we could drink it.

01:44 PM Oct 10 2012 |

amber rain

amber rain

China

I like doing the homebrewing at home, though i never do it. But i made the steamed buns before using the yeast.

01:35 PM Oct 10 2012 |

marlene86

Ukraine

It’s funny how beer is promoted in my country, Ukraine… According to the TV ads it seems that the world revolves around beer and every good thing in a man’s life like spending his quality time,friendship, broing down are nothing without beer))) even patriotic feelings for your motherland and learning of eternal verities are there in beer and it’s killing me the most))) no beer no nothing))

10:00 AM Oct 10 2012 |

Polat Kizildag

Turkey

I adore home-made vodka in Ukraine. My father in law is making vodka by himself from dead bees. He is collecting the bees that are already dead and adding more aroma what kind of he wants. The result and taste is just perfect. Moreover, it never bothers you even if you drink a lot and fast. In other words no headache or stomachache etc. Higly recommended to drink natural home-made vodka in Ukraine.

09:36 AM Oct 10 2012 |

konstantin cherta s dva

Russian Federation


I didn’t make any fermented food or beverages myself, but my parents did. I remember when I was a little child my grandmother was making some kind of wine (I don’t remember the components). She used a glass jars and put white rubber gloves on the top of each jar (those gloves collected CO2 produced during fermentation of vine and prevented access of oxygen and harmful bacteries in the jar). But that gloves fulled with CO2 gas looked quite scary for me) It looked like someone chopped off doctors hands and put them into jars.


08:02 AM Oct 10 2012 |

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