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A standard measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage (expressed as a volume percent). Also known as Alcohol by volume (abbreviated as ABV, abv, or alc/vol.)

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Why does ABV have to be above 40% in the USA?

The USA requires spirits to have a minimum of 40% Alcohol by volume. However, I can not find a reason of why this is the case. Other countries allow for lower volumes. For example, in Mexico, most ...
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Why are people not consuming less alcohol along with alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) inhibitor like 4-methylpyrazole (4-MP) to reduce liver scarring?

Humans have been drinking alcohol for its intoxicating effects. For intoxication a small amount of alcohol is sufficient, but because the liver is very efficient in filtering it, we need more of it to ...
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Campari or Aperol - the sweeter one?

Campari or Aperol - which is sweeter or maybe less bitter than the other one?
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Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages?

Indian Army cantonments are supplied all kinds of alcoholic beverages. These supplies are only for army men. Do the drinks strengthen their guts? My question is: Are the manufacturing special and ...
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

In my home bar, I have some tequila, rum, vodka, and bourbon. Each of these types now has two or more brands (the extras were gifts), which take up space. I'd like to keep my home bar simple and just ...
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Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content?

I've noticed recently that when it comes to pale ales of all types, alcohol content has increased significantly. Where ten years ago, most beers were either 4% or 5% or maybe 5.2% alcohol by volume, (...
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How to tell if my home-brewed mead is safe/ready to drink?

Good day; So, I made some very simple mead, about a month ago. There's about 2 liters; in a simple bottle and a home-made airlock. It's about 35% honey, the rest is bottled water, about half a ...
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What's the point of drinking light booze?

I hear alcohol itself has no delicious flavor, if any, also light drinks have such a small amount of alcohol that won't make you feel tipsy. So it's a question for me why is there alcohol in light ...
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Elder flower champagne best to use natural yeast or add a wine yeast?

I have had much success making Elder Flower champagne in the past by adding the flower heads to large container of water, add sugar and little lemon for taste and leave for 2-4 weeks to ferment before ...
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Does adding honey to bottled wine increase the alcohol content?

I purchased a Montepulciano, added 80 grams of honey and some pepper, and then put it in the fridge. A glass of it after 24 hours seemed to me more alcoholic than what it was originally. Is it ...
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How much alcohol is in rum extract?

I generally use rum extract to make a "non-alcoholic" version of my eggnog recipe (which calls for rum and bourbon). However, the rum extract in my cupboard still technically has some alcohol in it, ...
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What are the exact risks of drinking alcohol in a too high concentration?

It is frequently mentioned that drinks of very high ABV should not be drunk neat because of their harmful effects. Examples of such claims can be found e.g. here: What is the strongest drink in the ...
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Is there a correct graph which describes various drinks

I was going through list of drinks [Alcholic] . Was thinking is there any graph which subtly defines to which category of drinks they belong to . A more generic to top down approach of specific type . ...
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How the idea of 30 ml, 60 ml and 90 ml drinks get started?

Where did the idea of pouring 30 ml, 60 ml or 90 ml in drinks begin. Is there a theory or scientific reason behind it? Have gone through this post: Peg (unit) from Wikipedia, but it does not help me. ...
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What is the strongest drink in the world?

Assuming that it is available through 'normal' outlets - shops, supermarkets, off licenses etc... (in other words legal) What (per unit) is the strongest alcoholic drink in the world? Beers, wines ...
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What fortified red wines combine best with black olives, pistachio nuts and this particular cheese?

Recently I've been making a spaghetti dish where wine is the protagonist. The cooking of the spaghetti is finished in a sauce (whose cooking already started, too) made with red wine, oil, garlic and ...
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Burned volume to alcohol percentage

In ancient Russia the way to measure "proper" strong spirits was to burn it - if the volume decreased by half than it was considered right one. How can I convert this into modern days alcohol ...
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What happens if I drink buttermilk after 3-5 drinks rum or whiskey (60ml each)?

I have heard that we should not drink milk products after we drink rum or whiskey. I'm not sure. But curd and buttermilk is always in my dinner. Can you make it clear? What happens in the stomach when ...
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Drinking beer with a straw

Does drinking strong beer with a straw get you drunk faster? If this is true what causes this effect?
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Is there evidence that drinking beer on airplane have more "kick"?

I remember when my brother said that drinking beer on a plane have more "kick" than when in land, so we tried it. It was my first time being on a plane, so I don't know if that's the reason, but I ...
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What kind of beer has the highest alcohol percentage

Would the highest alcohol percentage be things like bud light or something resembling an ale?
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Dumping small amount of cigarette ashes into the beers

By dumping a small amount of cigarette ash into a beer, I have heard people say it helps give the beer an extra "kick"... Is there any truth to this? Or, is it just a myth?...
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Eat bread before drink beer make you drunk less?

My friends says if you eat some bread it will absorb the alcohol and make you high less. is it true?
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What do people mean when they ask for "A strong one"? [closed]

I've never been onto a bar, but on TV and in films, there is often a scene when the main character is a little sullen, or stressed, and he goes into a bar, and asks for "a strong one". I think this ...
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by-volume/by-weight conversion formula

Okay, because I have nothing better to do on a Friday night (i.e., my carboys are all currently fermenting), I've decided to fiddle a little bit with math. I know that 0% alcohol by weight (ABW) is ...
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What transforms a beer into a Barley Wine?

Is it merely high alcohol content or some change, alteration or addition to the brewing process, mandated by law or otherwise that requires the brew be called Barley Wine?
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What is the strongest beer?

I've always wondered what the strongest beer in the world is and how would taste. Are there reliable historical records of a very strong beer? What would be the highest % alcohol that's Brewable for ...
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What steps in the brewing process affect alcohol levels?

Why do some beers have high alcohol levels and some have low ones? Is the alcohol content something that can be changed for any specific brew, and the brewer sets it at a specific level on purpose? Or ...
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