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Default DNA extraction with alcohol. Beer?



I know that you can use alcohol to extract DNA, so that you can see it from the solution. Since alcohol beverages has alcohol in them, do you know that it can also work to precipitate the DNA and maybe might even do a better job than just the alcohol itself?
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The beer alcohol content is too low (~8%). Ethanol and isopropanol are usually used to precipitate DNA at 70-100%. Plus Ethanol and isopropanol are way cheaper than beer.
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