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Space Aged

Post by tuttle » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 am

Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging
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A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science.

The red Bordeaux wine will age for a year up there before returning to Earth. Researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging process. The goal is to develop new flavors and properties for the food industry.
Other items like barley seeds and scotch are being experimented on as well.

I'd drink it.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Del » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:37 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 am
Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging
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A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science.

The red Bordeaux wine will age for a year up there before returning to Earth. Researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging process. The goal is to develop new flavors and properties for the food industry.
Other items like barley seeds and scotch are being experimented on as well.

I'd drink it.
Criminy.

We age beer and wine in dark bottles and dark cellars because we already know that normal radiation (sunlight) is harmful to the delicious flavors.

Weightlessness just means that the dregs won't settle. In beer, we use the settled mass of dead yeast to remove the coagulated proteins and other "trub."

Thousands of years of selectively choosing those yeasts that settle well, wasted by space-age novelty.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by tuttle » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:02 pm

Del wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:37 pm
tuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 am
Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging
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A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science.

The red Bordeaux wine will age for a year up there before returning to Earth. Researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging process. The goal is to develop new flavors and properties for the food industry.
Other items like barley seeds and scotch are being experimented on as well.

I'd drink it.
Criminy.

We age beer and wine in dark bottles and dark cellars because we already know that normal radiation (sunlight) is harmful to the delicious flavors.

Weightlessness just means that the dregs won't settle. In beer, we use the settled mass of dead yeast to remove the coagulated proteins and other "trub."

Thousands of years of selectively choosing those yeasts that settle well, wasted by space-age novelty.
But would you drink it?
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Re: Space Aged

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:53 pm

Good grief Del. I understand you're a Christian Pipe smoker so, by definition, you appreciate the old days, but dang man, not every new thing is bad and not every old thing is better.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Jester » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:00 pm

The moon should become our wine cellar.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by tuttle » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:17 pm

This got me investigating.

I found a few years back an Oregon brewery produced a Stout Fermented with Space-Traveled Yeast

No idea if it's still being brewed but looks to be available basically in the west (and Colorado...hook me up FredS!)
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Jester » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:26 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:17 pm
This got me investigating.

I found a few years back an Oregon brewery produced a Stout Fermented with Space-Traveled Yeast

No idea if it's still being brewed but looks to be available basically in the west (and Colorado...hook me up FredS!)
We could steal the yeast from the bottom of the bottle.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Del » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:48 pm

FredS wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Good grief Del. I understand you're a Christian Pipe smoker so, by definition, you appreciate the old days, but dang man, not every new thing is bad and not every old thing is better.
I'm also an old chemist, an old home brewer, and an old aircraft pilot.

I have old relationships with fermentation and with gravity. Zero-g offers novel opportunities.... wasting a year of aging wine in space won't tell us much.

I suppose it might get Europeans interested in helping us plan a manned mission to Mars, or something. Russians already take vodka to the space station.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm

This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by arank87 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm

Del wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:37 pm
tuttle wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:35 am
Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging
Image

A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science.

The red Bordeaux wine will age for a year up there before returning to Earth. Researchers will study how weightlessness and space radiation affect the aging process. The goal is to develop new flavors and properties for the food industry.
Other items like barley seeds and scotch are being experimented on as well.

I'd drink it.
Criminy.

We age beer and wine in dark bottles and dark cellars because we already know that normal radiation (sunlight) is harmful to the delicious flavors.

Weightlessness just means that the dregs won't settle. In beer, we use the settled mass of dead yeast to remove the coagulated proteins and other "trub."

Thousands of years of selectively choosing those yeasts that settle well, wasted by space-age novelty.
This
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Re: Space Aged

Post by arank87 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm

rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm
This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
And this
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Re: Space Aged

Post by tuttle » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am

arank87 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm
This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
And this
But would you drink it?
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Re: Space Aged

Post by arank87 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:51 pm

tuttle wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am
arank87 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm
This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
And this
But would you drink it?
Not if I had to pay for it.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Stanley76 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 am

tuttle wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am
arank87 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm
This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
And this
But would you drink it?
I'd drink it if I was stuck on a space station for a year.
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Hovannes » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:38 am

What if all those bottles come back empty? :yes:
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Re: Space Aged

Post by Hovannes » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:39 am

Stanley76 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 am
tuttle wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:29 am
arank87 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:05 pm
rgcurrey wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm
This is just stupid. I would like to think some private company is paying a butt load of money for this "experiment," but, we all know it is probably government funded.
And this
But would you drink it?
I'd drink it if I was stuck on a space station for a year.
^^^this^^^
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