asciibaron: can they ferment in space?
squegeebooo: The big thing is temperature variance, as long as that is still happening it'll do fine.
wiredroach: Scientists try to find out if Scotch whisky can mature in zero gravity as space program finally gets serious about eight month flight to MarsFixed et fer yeu, laddie.
All_Farked_Up: squegeebooo: The big thing is temperature variance, as long as that is still happening it'll do fine.Maturation depends on the barrel. When temperature is warm the pores in the wood open up, sucking in the whiskey. When the temperature cools the whiskey is forced back out. In microgravity the liquid tries to form a sphere so there would be limited surface area in contact with the wood.You could change the shape of the barrel or pressurize it. Or you could just spin the barrel to force the liquid to the sides.
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