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What Is Goon Made From? | Goon Ingredients
Ever wonder what is goon made from? Here is a list of some classic ingredients in goon. Some are my favourites, but some are not - you decide which…
Grapes: Grapes are a fruiting berry. They grow on vines in various areas of the Earth including France, Italy, Australia and my grandparent’s house. The birds would eat them a lot so I never got to eat many from there. The grapes sometimes contain seeds. Unless some gross GMO scientist has had their greasy hands on them. You know what I mean?
Yeast: Yeast is a single-celled microorganism famed for its use in Vegemite. Its main goal is to turn sugars into alcohol. This is done through the process of fermentation. Chemistry... you know what I’m saying?
sugar → ethanol + carbon dioxide
C6H12O6 enzymes in yeast goes to 2C2H5OH + 2CO2…you know?
Water: Without water life would not exist and without water, goon would not exist. All plants and animals need water to survive, likewise goon needs water to survive.
Sugar: Sugar is the most famous soluble carbohydrate. It has been popularised by That Sugar Film, but what that movie fails to mention is how it is used in the process of making goon to increase alcohol levels.
Fish & Eggs: A fish is any member of a group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits (Wikipedia, 2016), where as an egg is the organic vessel containing the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own, at which point the animal hatches (Wikipedia, 2016). What That Sugar Film fails to mention is that fish and eggs are both used in the making of (most, but not all) goon as fining agents. These (and other) fining agents are used to bind sediment together that is produced in the wine making process. This is done by either using fining agents that absorb sediment, or/and having fining agents with either a positive or negative charge; opposite particles will attract, bind together and then sink the bottom into a delicious sludge. The wine is then filtered before being sacked, however traces may still reside in the goon.
Did you guess which my favourite ingredient was? Yes, it was eggs because of the word Zygote.
I hope that cleared things up a bit!