Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/21

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Subject: e: [Leica] Off topic again....-beer.
From: "Philip Kokoczka" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 14:59:21 PST

>Nathan Wajsman wrote: 


>I do not believe that a beer can attain 24% by volume through the 
>naturalprocess. Even wine cannot ferment to such a strength, because 
>the alcohol will kill off the yeast. All the wines with 20+ alcohol 
>content (like port) have alcohol added to them during the 
>fermentation. Something similar must be done with the beer you 

>Happy drinking!


Actually, the 24% is arrived by freezing the beer and drawing off the 
liquid, which having a lot of the water removed, does indeed reach 24% 
alcohol. (I have tried this in the past, being a homebrewer as well as a 
Leica user).


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