pete75 wrote: PH wrote:
I used to make my own beer and virtually all the water you us ends up in the beer.
So what are you going to do with the hundreds of barrels returned from the closed pubs?
Obviously I answered the question in the context it was asked. I'm not even going to bother explaining or Googling for a link, feel free to do that yourself, there'll be plenty of information out there. I'm no expert, but I've been on a couple of tours of the local Burton upon Trent breweries and I'm absolutely sure my original answer will hold up to scrutiny.
Hmm the beer I made is about 5%, 9 gallons , around 40 litres. If'd done what you suggest and used 20 litres of water for every one of beer I'd have ended up with over 800 litres of slightly brown tinted water. Have you ever made beer? I have and know exactly how much water I used.
Pete, another completely pointless argument, you must love them. In the context of this question, which was:Hundreds and thousands of licenced premises all vacant with beers and lagers just sitting in barrels going stale.
What's happening to it all?
who cares what you do? You're not a brewery are you? You haven't supplied any pubs have you? You're not going to have to deal with any beer returns are you?
Here's what I said
If it returns to the breweries, they have a verified destruction program, it'll get mixed with the rest of the waste water.
then, in response to a light hearted comment
I think it's twenty liters of water to make one of beer (I could be wrong, but it's a lot) so it's well watered down even before it goes for treatment.
If you think the breweries don't produce lots of waste water, just go google it.
That you don't is of no relevance to the question, I'm not surprised you don't, I doubt you have bottle plant, or cooling towers or condensing equipment or a steam plant either.