> WICKHAM,JOHN (jwickham at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu) wrote:
> : Does anyone know what approximate concentration of EtOH would have
> : bacteriostatic and/or bacteriocidal activity (I'm presuming the EtOH
> : concentration would likely have similair activity against most enteric
> : species).
>> From: ldemczuk at uoguelph.ca (Lisa Demczuk)
> The most effective Ethanol concentration to kill enterics is 70% in water.
>Now that's what I call Christmas Spirit! Don't forget that most yeasts
give up at about 12% alcohol and a few special strains can get up in
the 18% range. I think that this would be a far more civilised drink.....
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