Skip to comments.Beer may lose its fizz as CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic
Posted on 04/18/2020 11:13:43 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Dwindling supplies of carbon dioxide from ethanol plants is sparking concern about shortages of beer, soda and seltzer water essentials for many quarantined Americans.
Brewers and soft-drink makers use carbon dioxide, or CO2, for carbonation, which gives beer and soda fizz. Ethanol producers are a key provider of CO2 to the food industry, as they capture that gas as a byproduct of ethanol production and sell it in large quantities.
But ethanol, which is blended into the nations gasoline supply, has seen production drop sharply due to the drop in gasoline demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gasoline demand is down by more than 30% in the United States.
The lack of ethanol output is disrupting this highly specialized corner of the food industry, as 34 of the 45 U.S. ethanol plants that sell CO2 have idled or cut production, said Renewable Fuels Association Chief Executive Geoff Cooper.
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home brewing makes an uptick
I have some in the fermenter and some finished beer in the fridge. Real beer has no use for CO2.
Air Products and Chemicals?
[[CO2 supplies go flat during pandemic]]
burn more tires! We’re experiencing CO2 starvation- Everyone do your part- burn all those old tires that are lying around- your country needs you!
Well, actually Rush Limbaugh's comedy version of Al Gore, but you know what I mean.
“Real beer has no use for CO2.”
Greta will chime in with a How Dare You!!!
Oh the huge manatees.
We’ve been using a kegerator at home. It’s great! Just went through a keg of Sweetwater 420, now gonna go cheap and get a keg of PBR
I’ll burn a tire in her honor
Must be running out of CO, what with all the folks getting “RONA” instead of “CORONA” all of a sudden.
we put men on the moon
but we can’t put TP on the shelf
we can’t even put fizz in our beer??
As David lamented over Saul and Jonathan: “The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!” 2 Samuel 1:19
Out here in Southern California high end craft breweries are selling kegs ridiculously cheap. You can get 1/6 kegs from Golden Road for $60.00.
There goes breakfast
What’s with the left and toilet paper shortages?
So beer in the olden days had no fizz?
Whats with the left and toilet paper shortages?
Its because they produce so much sh!t, that they cant keep up with themselves! Killing trees to wipe their ideas away!
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