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Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 803
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2009-10/yeast-cells-armored-silica-coul d-herald-future-nanotech-experiments

Well not really, the article says that while the silica "armor" made the yeast "stronger and more capable of surviving thirty days in the cold with no nutrients", they were unable to reproduce. (I guess you could over-pitch so they wouldn't need to reproduce in your beer )
 

Pete Mazurowski
Intermediate Member
Username: Pete_maz

Post Number: 394
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 12.173.222.115
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 02:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That much time in the cold is bound to affect anyone's ability to reproduce.

 

Kevin Kowalczyk
Advanced Member
Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 804
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 03:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was in the pool!
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 1355
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 68.57.245.38
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 10:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the "shrinkage factor" apply to yeast?