amateur diving technician Steve Hickman He was swimming off the coast of Scotland when a real treasure appeared before his eyes: hundreds of bottles of beer, still bottled, hidden in the wreck of a merchant ship at the bottom of the sea.
“There’s an underwater world that returns incredible things,” Hickman told the BBC, who also recovered hundreds of bottles containing whiskey, gin and beer in his previous dive. which must be treated with extreme caution.. Due to the pressure of the sea, the bottles can actually burst during the climb. This is a risk we cannot run because this load is a priceless link with 19th century brewers also, who still has something to teach us with his yeast ».
The Wallachia sank after colliding with another boat in 1895, and the beer has been submerged ever since. Yet the product inside them can still be recovered and returned to its original taste.
Research company BrewLab has taken on the task of reclaiming the beer: they have to extract the still-living yeast from the inside of the bottles and start with that in order to recreate the beer of the nineteenth century. “The skilled care of a master brewer will be enough to restore the original flavor of the beer,” said Keith Thomas, founder of the research company.
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