Guiness in the 'verse?
Saturday, October 7, 2006

So, I made a random comment about wanting a nap or Guiness in one of my blogs and it got me thinking. What kind of alcohol would they have in the 'verse. Would it be like moonshine from the ole days? I suppose it would be based on what kind of plants they had access to. Okay, I know you may be thinking "What kind of alcoholic is this chic?" But, really it's not about the alcohol but, the plants. Yes, I'm a nerd and have an affection for Biology. It comes down to it that the majority of the outer planets were not quite plant friendly. What do you think?


Saturday, October 7, 2006 11:41 AM


Barley oats and wheat can be made into beer. Probably some of the smaller grains like quinoa. You can definitely make something out of corn. Grapes can be finicky, but a hot dry summer makes for the best vintgages. Apples! Let us not forget apples and other fruit can be made into wine and brandy.

Saturday, October 7, 2006 4:30 AM


Well, if planets were terraformed, it would seem that plants there would be very much like here, transported as seeds by settlers on the new worlds. (Just as settlers in the Western US carried favorite trees/flowers/vegetables to their new homes. (BTW to hopefully answer the "how could horses/cattle be shipped to outer planets..too big, etc." discussion I have seen here...Large and useful livestock would ALSO be transported as 'seeds' as in embryos...gestation 'tanks' would be part of the standard 'settler's rig' Dontcha think? As with the seeds settlers would have lots of their own recipes for home brews of all kinds... Guiness (which I had a pub keeper in Ireland describe to me as 'mothers' milk' is wonderful...has any tried Kilkenny?? MARVELOUS!

Saturday, October 7, 2006 4:28 AM


Rice is an odd thing. It requires quite a bit of water and when you do see the outer planets they are dry and Texan like. Grapes would , also, be highly difficult to cultivate in an area that is too dry. All of the monocots are fairly hardy and grow just about anywhere...I am such a nerd. Anyway. Does anyone know or have an idea what mudder's milk would be made out of?

Saturday, October 7, 2006 4:22 AM


The only things ever mentioned were wine, sake, whiskey, and mudder's milk. Not really with the beer. Possibly there would be quite a bit of home brewing on the outer planets, but there seemed to be things available even out there. Nandi's 'fine rice wine' comes to mind.


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