2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 12, 2010 8:06 AM by Sasha Peggs

    Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried … And Troublesome

    Jyllian Kemsley

      I thought perhaps the folks here might enjoy this C&EN Newscripts column from a few weeks ago:

       

      Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried ... And Troublesome

      http://pubs.acs.org/cen/newscripts/88/8842newscripts.html

       

      Cheers!

      Jyllian

        • Re: Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried … And Troublesome
          Kent Hillard

          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.

           

          Kent

            • Re: Beer: Ancient, Space, Fried … And Troublesome
              Sasha Peggs

              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!

               

              Sasha Peggs.