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How do they make alcohol free beer?
« on: 21 March, 2009, 12:13:08 PM »
I had some alcohol free Becks last night and was very pleasantly surprised.  It tasted, well, like Becks!  So how do they do it?  Do they make it normally then take the alcohol out (how)?

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #1 on: 21 March, 2009, 02:16:55 PM »
This might help explain it to you

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5308631.html

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #2 on: 21 March, 2009, 02:47:33 PM »
This might help explain it to you

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5308631.html

Eek! Scary science jargon... but it seems like they make it normally, evaporate off the alcohol and then add water to replace the alcohol - why couldn't they just say that?!

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #3 on: 21 March, 2009, 03:01:58 PM »
They like to baffle us with science

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #4 on: 21 March, 2009, 05:18:54 PM »
The whole purpose of jargon is to keep us in the dark, and 'they' 'their' eminence.

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #5 on: 21 March, 2009, 08:17:43 PM »
OK.

As I don't drink alcohol, I've been buying a halal non-alcoholic beer. How would that be brewed, as having had alcohol in it to begin with would, as I understand it, make it unacceptable for a Muslim?

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #6 on: 21 March, 2009, 08:53:47 PM »
Robin you might find this interesting if you do not drink alcohol

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2240902,00.html

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Re: How do they make alcohol free beer?
« Reply #7 on: 21 March, 2009, 09:20:11 PM »
Instant beer, just add water!

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