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Questions about the bottling process for beer, wine, or spirits.

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Sugar before bottle

I did a set of Brewdog Punk IPA with the kit they are selling. In the howto they put sugar in the bottle before filling. Is it mandatory to have a good beer ?
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Alternative corks vs natural corks. What is the difference?

I have noticed the proliferation in recent years of what most people refer to as 'plastic' corks in wine bottles. It turns out not to be plastic, but Nomex. My question(s) is (are): What exactly is ...
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Cling labels for beer bottles

Thinking of brewing my own beer and am interested in making some reusable labels using cling stickers - the kind you see for auto window stickers. Has anyone used cling labels and do they stay ...
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muscadine wine fermenting

I made wine last fall (2015) September and racked it one time. After that I left it in the carboys. It stopped fermenting and cleared. I never bottled it, it's still in there with the airator top ...
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Why cork a beer?

I have seen a lot of beers that have been corked and I can't really understand what the significance is. When I tried to look it up, most of what I found is just related to how to properly store ...
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How to determine where your beer was really bottled?

I have long entertained gossip from self-proclaimed "beer connoisseurs" that the Guiness I am drinking is not really brewed in Ireland, nor the Beck's from Germany. I would imagine that where you ...
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What's the benefit of cap “and” cork?

Some beers, like Lindemann's lambics, come in a bottle that resembles a champaigne bottle (but smaller), with a cork -- and a bottlecap. What does the cap add to this? Why is it there? (By "...
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Does the choice of bottle cap or stopper make a difference?

Does the choice of bottle cap design have any effect on the beer itself? With the primary goal being to keep the beer pressurized and prevent exposure, how do the different stoppers stack up against ...
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Should I get beer in bottles or in cans?

Sometimes, companies offer the same beer in bottles and in cans. Everything else being equal, should I go for the bottle or the can? I know that e.g. Guinness have their "floating widget" in their ...
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Why does Guinness have a special pouring process / bottle, while other stouts do not?

Guinness is sold in bottles and cans with special nitrogen widgets; the taps are specially rigged to have a two-step pouring process; heck, there's even a certificate given to people who learn how to "...
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Impact of bottling in plastic on beer taste

Beer is commonly bottled in plastic bottles in Germany. Does drinking beer from plastic have some negative impact on beer taste? Or are the materials from which the bottles are made chosen so that ...
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Beer in plastic bottles and health aspects

Are there any potential health risk connected with drinking beer from plastic PET bottles? The beer in many countries, including Germany, is widely available in plastic recyclable bottles. Does it ...
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Why doesn't bottled beer taste as good as draught beer?

Bottled beer is significantly different than the same label beer available on tap. How does bottled beer differ from draught beer? What is done to the bottled beer in order to prolong its shelf life ...
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