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…Beer bottles make great dominoes?

Beer Bottle Dominoes

If you’ve got hundreds of empty beer bottles lying around and you’re not sure what to do with them, then take a cue from these guys and build an awesome beer bottle dominoes chain that ends in the drinking of another… you guessed it; beer!

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…St. Pauli has a new Girl, and her name is Katarina Van Derham?

St Pauli Girl Katarina Van Derham

After what must have been a very long and grueling search, St. Pauli has finally found their St. Pauli Girl for 2009, and it’s a “successful print and TV model” named Katarina Van Derham.

In case you were worried that the St. Pauli Girl was going to be anything less than perfect, just be happy to know that Katarina is 5’6” tall with blonde hair and blue-green eyes, is fluent in five languages including English, Slovak, Czech, Russian and Polish, has modeled for Vogue, Marie Claire, FHM and Iron Man, has been featured in ad campaigns for AT&T, Bicycle Casino, Rockstar Energy Drink and Dodge, is trained in Krav Maga, a military self-defense technique, enjoys kick-boxing, wrestling and playing basketball, volleyball and table tennis, and when she’s not modeling, she’s developing her own make-up line and working on architectural graphic design.

Oh, and she looks good in a Bavarian Beer Girl costume. (Holding Photoshopped beers if you look closely at the image above.)

[St. Pauli Girl]

…The NanoBrewMaster will turn you into a beer maker with ease?

Nano Brewing Technologies

You may remember “The Machine”, an All-In-One Beer Making Machine that automatically turned wort concentrate into beer in just a few weeks.

Well now it’s back, and it’s better than ever. Called “The NanoBrewMaster”, this all-in-one device brews, ferments, chills and then serves fresh, ice-cold beer on tap from the convenience of your own home.

NanoBrewMaster

With features like an onboard computer system that monitors and controls the introduction of water, extract, hops, yeast and optional ingredients, as well as heating and chilling, a stunning, stainless steel, hardwood, and recessed lighting design, the ability to brew up to 15 gallons per batch, and a Clean In Place system that self-cleans and sterilizes all connectors, containers and tubing with the flick of a switch, the compact and mobile NanoBrewMaster is at home as the centerpiece of any loft, home or bar.

[The NanoBrewMaster]

…Machines love beer?

All-In-One Beer Making Machine

PopSci staff photographer John Carnett may be the greatest inventor of all time. What he’s created, and what you see here is the world’s first All-In-One Beer Making Machine. Called simply ‘The Machine’, it features a stainless-steel two-cart brewing system that starts with wort, or pre-fermented beer, and ends with a perfect, chilled pint.

    Over several weeks, beer takes the journey from wort concentrate to tasty beverage. A cooling system regulates temperature and ensures that the final product is a frosty brew.

    Concentrated wort extract goes into the boil keg along with water and hops. A propane burner heats the mix for about 90 minutes.

    After the boil, the wort moves through a heat exchanger, cooling it to between 53ºF and 63ºF before it reaches the fermenting tank.

    An electronic controller monitors the temperature inside the fermenting keg; When it needs cooling, a pump circulates water through a nest of copper tubing sitting on a cold plate—chilled by Freon in its interior—and wrapped around the keg.

    After 10 to 15 days, depending on the brew, the wort becomes beer. Carnett swaps hoses and turns a valve to move the beer to one of two settling kegs, where the CO2 tank adds carbonation and debris falls to the bottom.

    Finally, the beer moves into one of two serving kegs. Pull the tap, and the beer travels through the cold plate, so it’s chilled on the way to your glass, eliminating the need for constant cooling and ensuring a frosty brew anytime.

The next step? Add a third cart to make wort from raw grain instead of extract, though he’s got a lot of ‘testing’ to do before taking on that monumental step.

[PopSci – The Ultimate All-In-One Beer Brewing Machine]

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