Scientists Just Turned Pee Into Water, Then Made Beer With It

In an interview with Munchies, a Belgian scientist discussed his latest venture of turning urine into beer and it all started with a truly noble cause.


The scientist’s, Arne Verliefde, initial goal with his partner Sebastiaan Derese was to turn pee into potable water to help farmers in developing countries fertilize their crops, totally commendable.

After they successfully did this and were able to extract desired nutrients from the urine using solar energy, they took it a step further and sent the “water” to a brewery to be turned into a beer.


“The first version was based on recovering wastewater from a brewery. The second one was a step up: it was actually filtered wastewater from a municipal wastewater treatment plant. The third version is going to be the urine version, From Sewer to Brewer. And you could actually buy the second version of the beer at the festival.”

Verliefde explains their multiple attempts with the “beer” and have also used wastewater from a brewery, then from a wastewater plant before they used actual urine to extract water from for the brew.

These are three equally nauseating ideas.

They’ve tried their hand at the “Sewer to Brewer” idea several times and they tell Munchies that there are other people trying to turn urine into beer, and one of them has appropriately given it the name “From Piss to Pilsner.”

In the interview, Verliefde talks about how it actually tastes good resembling an amber and has about a 7% ABV.

Behold, extracted urine-water makes for quite a strong brew!

Verliefde adds that the brew will be available towards the end of this year, which is being produced by the home brewer in Belgium, De Wilde Brouwers. He says that the whole thing was “a gimmick and a bit of a social experiment” to see how willing people would be to drink the stuff, but their main goal was to help farmers in developing countries.

These mad scientists have a twisted idea of fun!

Source: Munchies


Chinese Man Claims Drinking His Own Urine For 23 Years Has Saved Him From Sickness


There is an active group in Mainland China that believes in the healing power of pee. Members of the organization drink a supposedly “healthy” dose of their own urine as part of their daily pee-drinking sessions.

Established in Hong Kong back in 2008, the China Urine Therapy Association is bound by the belief that drinking urine leads to longer life and better health with claims that it is also an effective cure for cancer.

According to the group’s website, their belief in the powerful benefits of drinking urine comes from the understanding that the fluid comes from the circulation of blood which absorbs nutrients in food and is therefore a “genuine metabolic product.”

“Urine comes from blood. Its chemical components come from blood and equal those of blood. The urine from a healthy person is sterile,” the website reads.

The thriving group, which claims to have an active membership of 1,000 people, is unfortunately not officially recognized by China’s Ministry of Health.

An old man from Chengdu, who was identified as the group’s chief managing director, revealed In an interview with Chengdu Economic Daily (via Shanghaiist) how obsessed he is with drinking piss.

“It’s been 23 years. I’ve been drinking urine since I was 48. Urine can cure all illnesses, like back problems, emphysema and farsightedness,” he said. He further stated that his daughter almost disavowed him after learning of his obsession.


The chief’s daily routine shows that his “urine regimen” might be bordering on addiction.

Waking up around 5 to 6 a.m. every day, his first order of business includes drinking a concoction of water and a kilo of monk fruit that he prepared into a porcelain jar the night before

He starts drinking large amounts of pee at certain intervals only after 5 p.m.

“I drink 500 to 1,000 ml of urine five to six times a day,” he said. Drinking too little water, he said his pee gets a more sour taste.

His fascination with his pungent beverage began way back, in 1993, when he purchased a book about the subject after a urine therapy campaign arrived in his neighborhood. The information he learned from the book enlightened him to start drinking his own pee.

In just three months of pee-drinking, he claims that his eyesight became better and he no longer needed to wear glasses when playing mahjong. He also claims that the urine therapy has made him a healthier man.

Unfortunately, the curative effects of human urine have never been officially backed by science as there has not been any medical or scientific data to support urine’s medicinal value.

Interestingly, however, while the practice has been widely regarded as pseudo-science by scientists, there have also been popular celebrities across the globe who have also embraced a pee-drinking habit.

British actress Sarah Miles claimed to have drunk her own urine for over thirty years to protect herself from allergies. Mixed martial arts fighter Lyoto Machida and Boxer Juan Manuel Márquez have also been vocal about their love for the yellow liquid.

Written by Ryan General || NextShark


Mountain Dew forgot the green bottle. Looks eerily like pee


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Craving: Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce

Not everyone loves asparagus, but I certainly do. Even when my pee turns highlighter yellow. Here is some of those wonder sticks served up with a pseudo-hollandaise sauce made from a healthier choice of ingredients: greek yogurt, lemon zest and lemon juice. (Thx Jay Brundege)