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Title: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: captain_sousie on September 29, 2010, 10:07:20 pm
Make sure you know where your towel is and don't panic while you read this.

http://www.mnn.com/food/beer/stories/space-beer-headed-for-zero-gravity-bar

Sou
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: euge on September 29, 2010, 11:41:48 pm
Oh where will it end... ;)

I'm interested in space fermentation. The yeast wouldn't flocculate very well and would have top be centrifuged or filtered.
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: tschmidlin on September 30, 2010, 12:30:00 am
They should flocculate fine, just not fall out of solution.  Stirring the beer will easily make the larger particles move to the center, just like in the mash.  Then you can draw off from the side.  I think filtering would likely be the way to go though, and you'd probably still want to spin it so the beer all moves to the outside of the vessel as you're pumping out liquid.
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: adrie on September 30, 2010, 05:43:20 am
Puh. I already made a space beer:

(http://wittepaard.roodetoren.nl/images/stories/etiktetten/ipa%202009.png)
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: narvin on September 30, 2010, 08:02:59 am
In the past, NASA has also sponsored studies on space beer, and whether or not the popular beverage can be brewed in space. Under current policies, however, alcohol remains forbidden on the International Space Station.
 
One study, done in conjunction with the University of Colorado, found some puzzling results about how yeast ferments in microgravity environments. The researchers, who announced their findings in 2001, discovered that yeast fermented with greater efficiency in their sample of space beer, making it more alcoholic.



Nice.  If you're having attenuation problems, try turning off the gravity!
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: gordonstrong on September 30, 2010, 08:46:25 am
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Nice.  If you're having attenuation problems, try turning off the gravity!

Or changing the gravitational constant of the universe.
Title: Re: OOOH Space beer.
Post by: MrNate on September 30, 2010, 10:22:39 am
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Nice.  If you're having attenuation problems, try turning off the gravity!

Or changing the gravitational constant of the universe.

Is it Thursday already? Sorry, guys. I usually have that done by now in preparation for the brew weekend.