A group of hot pepper lovers has a discussion currently about filling a tightly covered container of Vodka or Everclear, (Grain Alcohol), with raw hot peppers that have been masticated. The experiment is to extract the capsicum oils from the plant matter into solution with the alcohol, then filter off the solids and evaporate the alcohol to leave only the extracted capsicum oils in a very concentrated form to be used in various recipes. The debate is if the peppers would ferment and cause gases to pressurize the container of alcohol and become a possible danger. The soaking would be for one or two weeks with an occasional shake of the contents. I don't think that any fermentation would happen because of the absence of bacteria and/or yeast. Others on the group fill both sides of the discussion. I've come here seeking an educated answer to this question. Can fermentation take place in this type of process? Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer.