Someone out there was blogging against this idea that beer brewed at the full moon tastes different. I say "boo" to that and "boo" I say again. Here is the idea:
In Peruwelz, a sleepy town in Belgium, a family-owned brewery has produced its first batch of beer brewed by the light of a full moon. "We made several tests and noticed that the fermentation was more vigorous," said Roger Caulier, owner of Brewery Caulier, which began in the 1930s." "The end product was . . . stronger, with a taste lasting longer in the mouth," he said. The full moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it to five days from seven.
You got a problem with that? Here's why you shouldn't. First, who cares? It's there life not yours. Get over it. Second, what if that is one of these little ideas like ring-around-the-rosie and witte that has withstood the pressures of time and modernity, living on well past its expected half-lfe. Give it a break. Third, I grew up next to the Bay of Fundy. The moon can pull off some amazing stuff when it wants to. Don't mess it the moon. You are on notice. Fourth, Billy Blake: "How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way / Is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?" Are you sure the yeasts are not affected by the pull of the moon when you really know noting of the affect of lunar mascons? How do you know?