Humans only been here 6,000 years but at least they were drunk!

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  • notsurewheretogo

    Great article...Chinese were brewing beer 5,000 years ago...

    Not bad considering it's not far off Adam & Eve... :)



    Chinese drinkers may have been brewing beer as many as 5,000 years ago, new research suggests.

    US and Chinese researchers say they found traces of barley, millet, grain, and tubers used in fermentation.

    It was found on pottery discovered in Shaanxi province in northern China during an archaeological dig 10 years ago.

    It would be the earliest known instance of beer-making in China and suggest a sophisticated approach.

    Published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study also suggested that barley may have been used for booze before being used for food.

    As every home-brewer knows, funnels are an essential piece of kit

    The pottery fragments were originally found in an archaeological dig in 2004-2006, but only had their residue analysed by Stanford University researchers in late 2015, confirming earlier speculation by Chinese scholars that they might have been used for brewing.

    The find included pots and pottery funnels, covered with a residue of broomcorn millet, barley, a chewy grain known as Job's tears, and tubers.

    It also included stoves that could have been used to heat and mash grains, as well as underground spaces that would have kept the brew at a cool, consistent fermentation temperature - and helped stop it going off quickly once it was made.

    While the scale has changed, the basic recipe for beer remains much as it was 5,000 years ago

    "The discovery of barley is a surprise," lead author Jiajing Wang of Stanford University told the BBC in an email, as it was previously thought the grain arrived in China 1,000 years later.

    "This beer recipe indicates a mix of Chinese and Western traditions - barley from the West; millet, Job's tears and tubers from China."

    The latest find would suggest that drinkers in China first began to develop a taste for beer around the same time as people in ancient Egypt and Iran - from where the barley may have come.

    The exact taste of the ancient brew will remain a mystery however, as while the scientists say they know what ingredients were used, they don't know the quantities.

  • ctrwtf

    So much for the reinheitsgebot

  • millie210
    Well there was the "Lot and his daughters" story....
  • Jehalapeno
    These are lies planted by the adversary Satan the Devil. /s
  • prologos
    Imagine if the contemporaries to the Chinese, in the garden of eden could have mixed some of the forbidden and life-giving fruit in with the mix, reinheitsgebot or not. ctrwtf
  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen


    In Armenia they managed to make wine some decades before Adam and Eve were even created .

    Must have been some hard work growing grapes outside of Eden.

    And then 2000 years before that they already had 'winey nights in Georgia'

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