It takes 300 barrels of water to produce one barrel of beer

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  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It takes 300 barrels of water to produce one barrel of beer

    With future water shortages in areas where barely is grown, that could mean seriouse problems for those that partake.

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  2. ankhseeker

    ankhseeker Member

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    That is pretty true. Being a home brewer myself, it takes a lot of water to clean, brew, sanitize, and mash out the grains. Of course, if there is less beer to drink, then there should be less water used in the bathroom. ;-) We have a brewery that offered to drill another well(s) to help the city out since the brewery uses so much water and wanted to expand. Vicious circle....
    Jobs for the well and the brewery, but shortages of water. I personally use RO water to brew with so that uses even more water.
    what would the Germans do?
  3. alternety

    alternety Like an engineer

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    And worth every gallon!
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Save water - drink Scotch instead.

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