I thought perhaps the folks here might enjoy this C&EN Newscripts column from a few weeks ago:
Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried ... And Troublesome
Thanks for the link, Jyllian. That's an interesting hypothesis about Streptomyces produced tetracycline in beer.
It would be quite an experience drinking a brew while watching the earth from a space station window. However, I'd make mine a low carbonated beer. I wouldn't want to burp in space.
No worries on the low carbonated beer Kent. To (mis)quote a tagline from a (bad) movie - "In space, no one can hear you burp".
Just a quick question regarding carbonation, has anyone else noticed that Guiness and other beer with nitrogen bubbles produce less of an aching head the following morning? I understand that there is still carbon dioxide in Guiness, but I was wondering if the nitrogen has any effect. I am sure it is more to do with unfermented sugars in mass-produced beers.
And thanks for the list, this is a great resource!