Techempage (techempage) wrote,

E-mail exchange about IoG (E-mail addresses left of for the protection of the e-mailer.)

So, yesterday, I'm sitting at my desk working away at work, when this e-mail pops into my inbox addressed to the Infusions of Grandeur e-mail address:

From: LISA MARIE (last name deleted) <>
Subject: the science behind it


I am a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. For my science class we had to choose an individual project to present and describe the science behind it. I have had a hell of a time finding valuable information. All I can find is recipes and instructions. I NEED the scientific stuff behind it though. All the chemical transfer and blah blah. I was wondering if you guys could help me. Give me anything.


My first though was to tell her, we didn't have a clue. Or maybe just ignore the e-mail.

However, my bet here is this is a student waiting until the last minute to finish a paper and I understand how that is, so I thought I would do my best to help her out.

From: Me <>
To: LISA MARIE (last name deleted) <>
Subject: Re: the science behind it


Brendan and myself have done much research over the years in the field of Alconomics. Since you don't specify which type of science you are studying and have the phrase, "Give me anything. " in your e-mail, I will go ahead and refer you to the research we currently have posted on the topic:


First I'll refer you to the drunken equation:

This is the basis for the entire field of Alconomics, which should provide you with a good starting point.


Here is the curriculum for the Master's degree level on Alconomics, which might give you a starting point on where to look for more information:


As for observations from me personally:

Infusions of Grandeur actually delves into both Y and Z of the drunken equation. Y being a taste portion or quality of the drinks and Z being the quantity of drinks. We haven't done a whole lot of research into this, but we have noticed, that a higher Y value has a correlation with an increasing Z value. The greater sugar/caffeine/taste or "quality" of the drink, is loosely aligned with the quantity one tends to drink, although it is not an exact ratio.

By focusing on Y, we tend to increase Z. And vice-versa we have also noticed, that as one person's Z increases, there is a natural increase in Y among all drinks as well. At a certain level of Z, the "quality" of all drinks seems to go up. This is another phenomenon that definitely merits further investigation.

If there's any other information I can help you with, please feel free to write us again. I hope this helps.


I hope she does well in her science class!
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