Chemistry of Beer – Unit 1 – Overview of Brewing

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>>Beer is one of the oldest beverages known to man. We have tabulations, written documents, of brewing to the fourth century BC. If we think about where it came from, it was probably an accident. All we needed was a sugar and wild yeast, and the yeast could convert that sugar into alcohol, which of […]

Photographing Beer on a White Background | PRO EDU Free Tutorial

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(rock music) – Alright, so personally I’m very happy with this first shot, that first beer was very challenging. The glass shape itself caused a lot of problems even for a seasoned photographer. I hope you found a lot of good lessons in there. We had to really accommodate for the shape. There were curves […]

What’s the Best Way to Pour Beer?

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♪ INTRO ♪ Beer. It’s refreshing, delicious, bubbly, tingly, and full of chemistry. We’ve talked about the science of making beer, but there’s also a science to the way we pour beer. You probably know the drill: Always tilt the glass. But why? It’s all about the foam. Beer has lots of dissolved carbon dioxide—the […]

Introduction to Beer Photography & Retouching Tutorial | PRO EDU

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(amazing beer music) – Welcome to the beer tutorial. We’ve been planning a beverage tutorial for a very, very long time, and looking at the curriculum from multiple different perspectives. And in doing so, we realized, beer has to be its own category. There is just so much to learn when it comes to photographing […]

Chemistry of Beer – Unit 5 – Mashing and Lautering

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>>So far in our journey in the brewing process, we’ve malted our barley, and we have kilned the malt. The next step is going to be mashing and lautering. The mashing process we’re going to let the enzymes and the malt break the starch and the sugar, most often maltose. There’s two forms of mashing: […]

What Happens if You Stop Drinking Caffeine?

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This is a Second Thought video in collaboration with Better Ideas. Make sure to watch his video after this. In a previous episode we looked at what would happen to your body if you stopped drinking soda. The list was pretty impressive, and the most common question in the comment was “What about caffeine?” So, […]

Alcohol vs. Weed: Which Makes You More Creative?

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They say that weed makes you more creative, which is true if we’re talking about inventing an oreo-banana-skittle sandwich. Hello someone who isn’t me, Jules here for DNews. Drugs are a mixed dime bag. On the one hand, they get you high. On the other hand, they come with a bottomless list of side effects. […]

What if we Drink only Seawater? | #aumsum

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It’s AumSum Time. What if we Drink only Seawater? Naahhh. I only drink Chocolate Milkshake. Oh AumSum. On an average seawater has salinity of about 3.5%. When we drink seawater, water as well as excess salt get absorbed in our blood. One of the functions of our kidneys is to remove this excess salt from […]

Do frogs drink water? | Fact – 47 | #facts

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It’s interesting fact time. At the end of this video you will learn something about a frog that will blow your mind. Are you confused? Did you know that frogs don’t drink water at all. Whenever they need water, they absorb it through their skin. If you know something more about this fact, leave a […]

What Is Taurine and Why’s It in My Energy Drink?

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♪ INTRO ♪ Have you ever glanced at the nutrition label on your favorite energy drink and wondered, “What the heck is actually in here?” And especially, “What’s this taurine stuff?” Researchers do think that taurine plays an important role in human health, but even though companies stick it in new energy drinks, we’re not […]