Zero Gravity High Gravity Beer

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by GabeQ, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. GabeQ

    GabeQ Feb 13, 2013 Tennessee

    Any chemists/ physicists out there consider the possibility of brewing in a zero-gravity environment? What if anything could this change? Probably a cloudier beer if unfiltered. Just a daydream as I avoid a research paper.
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  2. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Yeast In Space, now there is a project that deserves some taxpayer money.
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  3. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Belgian brewers sent some yeast into space with the shuttle during the early 1990's to see how they behaved, as described in Papazian's "Homebrewers Companion".
  4. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Oct 22, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Far out, that would be out of this world.
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  5. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    I see the gravity of the situation...get back to work :p
  6. ericj551

    ericj551 Apr 29, 2004 Alberta (Canada)

    The first thing that comes to mind is that as the yeast produces CO2, the CO2 wouldn't be buoyant and float out the top, it would just become a bigger and bigger foamy mess.
  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Too bad NASA ain't doin' squat these days.
  8. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I have a new take on the term hop rocket now.

    What's boiling temp in space? It's got to be under 100F. Maybe not in s pressurized space shuttle, but--the boil is going to be quite messy anyway.
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  9. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior May 21, 2010 Texas

    They'll need someone who is bold, young, adventurous, and of course, good looking, who knows how to brew, and is willing to be blasted into space with their homebrew kit, some water, yeast, hops, and some grains. We'll have to adapt my kit a little for the no-gravity thing, and I'll need a TV and some beer and wings for the waiting periods... :D
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  10. RichFellows

    RichFellows Mar 13, 2011 Connecticut

    At this point due to the current NASA budget you'll probably have to get Redbull to fund this idea.
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