Making beer from fog in Chile

Posted: May 20, 2015 by oldbrew in Clouds, innovation
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Made at The Fog Catcher Brewery [image credit: BBC]

Made at The Fog Catcher Brewery [image credit: BBC]


BBC News reports:
The dry, red earth could almost be mistaken for a Martian landscape. It is in fact the Atacama desert in Chile, one of the driest places on Earth.

Average rainfall here is less than 0.1mm (0.004 in) per year and there are many regions which have not seen any precipitation for decades.

But while there is little rain, the clouds here do carry humidity. Coastal fog forms on Chile’s shore and then moves inland in the form of cloud banks. The locals call it “camanchaca”.

Read the rest here.

Also from the report: ‘The largest expanse of fog catchers is located in Tojquia in Guatemala, where 60 fog catchers trap 4,000 litres of water a day.’

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    A whole new meaning for ‘cloudy beer’😛

    Interesting atmospherics too. And they call it ‘Scottish Ale’ believe it or not.

  2. Where do I place my order? 🙂

    [reply] Here probably: http://www.atrapaniebla.cl/

  3. Hmm! Every mm. That’s 2.4 “denier”!! Could they catch more FOG with more deniers?

  4. It’s a nebulous business.

  5. Richard111 says:

    If he made whiskey would that fog qualify as ‘scotch mist’?