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Can wine be made from raisins?

What wine is made from raisins not grapes? What would be different in nutrients in wine made raisins vs grapes? How would the process differ?
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What ingredient may I be allergic to?

Mandatory disclaimer: I'm not asking for health related advices, this question is just out of pure curiosity. I drink the occasional beer, wine, or whatever other alcoholic drinks: no issues with ...
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What is the difference between inverted simple syrup and simple syrup (if any)

I have heard the term inverse or inverted simple syrup used in cocktail recipes, but I haven't been able to figure out how this is different from "regular" simple syrup. For example, the wikipedia ...
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How to make alchohol in jail?

I have heard about being able to make alcohol in jail. How would that be done? I imagine the the ingredient list would be limited like thing that would only be found in a cell. Anybody have first hand ...
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Can wine be made from all edible fruits?

I am an amateur in the topic, so I was wondering, can all edible fruits be turned into a fruit wine? Why have grapes historically become the main fruit for wine making over other fruits?
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Why do some wines taste salty?

I recently moved to a new city in Austria and have noticed that many (but not all, so it’s definitely not a problem with my taste perception) of the local red wines taste salty. I’ve tried red wines ...
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Can you make “herbal tea” out of beer brewing ingredients?

I like teas and I like how some people describe the different beer flavors, and I think it's very interesting, but unfortunately I'm not into alcohol or the beer brewing so far. I've heard the ...
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Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink?

Many drinks and cocktails are a mixture of different spirits with or without additional tastes introduced by juices, concentrates and/or other ingredients that create their special taste. My ...
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Has anyone tried infusing Torani sugar free syrup?

I'd like to make a cocktail recipe I found which uses a Ginger Cardamom Simple syrup, but I can't take all that sugar. I typically use Torani's Sugar free syrup for drinks (which uses Splenda and some ...
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Made from flowers?

What alcohol is made from the solely from the nectar of flowers (with no hops in it) like honey suckle? Where could I buy that? Pull a honey suckle flower inside there is about two drops of nectar ...
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Is it possible to make a mock Chartreuse liqueur?

The Grande Chartreuse, just north of the city of Grenoble, France has been making Chartreuse since 1737 and is made with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. Talk about drinking to your health, some say ...
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Rose colored wine cocktail

I have no experience in making wine cocktails and I would like a recommendation of a "rose" colored wine cocktail. The wine cocktail I am looking for should be as close as possible to the color rose ...
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How safe are eggs in cocktails like fizzes?

Many cocktails such as fizzes call for an egg white (or an egg yolk in some cases). Given that I'm not sure I would eat a raw egg, how safe is it to put one in my drink? Are there any alternatives I ...
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What to and what not to mix with alcohol

Are there any restrictions to mix alcohol with other things? A friend of mine mixed whisky with milk and then he turned sick. he got rashes all over his face. But when i searched a little bit it ...
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Who made or makes spirits from poisonous Heracleum?

Heracleum or cow parsnips are high-latitude plants that can produce severe inflammation in humans. They seem like the last thing someone would want to ingest. However: Flora on Kamchatka: flowers and ...
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What fruit spirit is in St. Germain?

I love St. Germain, and it's become a staple at my house... but it is so damn expensive. I'd like to make a homemade version using elderflower cordial for a fraction of the price. St. Germain lists ...
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How can absinthe be colored into a different colour other than green?

Some days ago I was walking on the street and passed by a beverage store where I saw some bottles of absinthe. There were green, red and blue versions, and I thought how could absinthe, a classically ...
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Mint sugar wine

I'm planning on making sugar wine. I want to improve the flavor by adding mint but I don't know where I can get three cups of fresh mint. If I use mint extract, or mint oil will it do the same thing?
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Beer label alcohol

I wondered about the alcohol in a beer and it was not on the can. Neither were ingredients or calories. Why does beer not have to list that stuff but food does? This is Texas.
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Are there drinks/cocktails involving vinegar?

Being a huge fan of vinegar, I recently wondered if there are any actual known cocktail recipes/drinks that involve vinegar as an ingredient, preferably as a significant ingredient contributing ...
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I have a crate of out of date beer/bitter by 6 months , tastes watery , can I ressurect it in some way?

I found a case of Scottish beer / bitter that I had forgotten about , it is out of date by 7 months , which normally would not stop me but it tastes watery , my question is can I re ferment it or add ...
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What are some of the most common ingredients used in gluten-free beers?

What are the most popular ingredient used in the making of gluten-free beers? Do they have a good shelve life or not?
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Other Jalapeño beers?

I recently drank Stone's "Punishment" which was brewed with jalapeños! Having homebrewed with jalapeños from my garden for years I was super excited. Are there other breweries that have started ...
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What are the ingredients in beer that cause people to feel ill almost immediately?

Beer isn't for everyone. That's fair enough. However there are some people that get physically ill from it almost immediately. Are there specific ingredients in beer that can cause this? Or is it ...
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What ingredients leave beer with sugary taste?

I know that exists those beers that uses fruits and then leaving beer with sugary taste, for example Belgian Hoergaaden with orange zest. But there are those without any fruit part and it's yet sweet. ...
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Sour Beer (Gose, Wild Ales, Lambics)

What exactly is involved in the brewing process that turns a beer 'sour'? Is it the addition of certain lactic acids or yeasts? I've been told before that, technically, a sour beer is a the result of ...
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How can I add post-flavoring to beer?

I'm having a party and I want to add flavors to my already-brewed beer. How can I do that and have it mix?
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Can a beer like Tuborg or Budweiser be made at home?

Was just curious about how the manufacturing of beer is done. Can it be made at home also?
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Is there any meaningful difference in acidity level between beer styles?

I would guess that a Porter pH is higher than for an IPA, because of alpha acids or other acids from the hops. I also heard that it can heavily depend on the acidity of the water used. But anyway, ...
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Are adjunct ingredients always GMO by default?

Does the presence of adjunct ingredients like rice or corn imply that these ingredients are always of the genetically modified variety? I mean, if you are going to add adjuncts to a beer, the main ...
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Are there Hefeweizen beers with coriander?

White beer ("witbier" in Dutch) is a typical Dutch/Belgian thing, from research I found that it's wheat bear with flavours. This question is about the coriander flavour used in those beers. The ...
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Are some beers brewed with meat?

I've heard this urban legend that when Guinness changed their brewing equipment at some point, people started to complain that the beer tasted worse. According to the legend, it turned out that before ...
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What are the characteristics of a rye beer?

After my taste adjusted to the flavors of IPAs, one of my favorites was He'brew Brewing's Bittersweet Lenny, which as it turns out is an IPA made with rye. I poked around on BeerAdvocate, and found ...
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What determines how much foam a beer produces when it is poured?

Different beers and different types of storage result in different amounts of foam being produced when the beer is poured, from almost none at all to a glass full of foam. What factors, both in terms ...
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Were the Sam Adams seasonal beers actually developed to accommodate seasonal availability of ingredients or are they just a marketing construct?

I enjoy the Sam Adams seasonal varieties, as they usually put people in the holiday spirit(s), etc., and they evoke the feeling of "only for a limited time" like a Shamrock shake at McDonalds. In ...
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What ingredients are used to make beer?

I know that it's typically what? yeast, hops, malted barley and water, but sometimes beer is made with other things, (eg wheat). What are some of the more typical alternative ingredients, and style ...
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Does chocolate stout contain real chocolate?

Various microbreweries make chocolate stout that does indeed, to varying degrees, taste of chocolate. Does it really contain chocolate, and how is chocolate used in the brewing process?
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Why are some beers non-vegan?

Some beers (for example, Guinness) are marked as 'not suitable for vegans'. What is in the beer such that this is the case?