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Questions related to the long or short-term storage of beer, wine, and spirits including the optimal facilities and conditions.

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Carrying alcohol deep into the wood?

Carrying alcohol deep into the wood? A few friends of mine are going for a two week camping outing deep into the woods. As always they would like to carry with the something to drink at camp. Thus my ...
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Can wine made from orange and sweet lime be stored for a long time?

I am very newbie to this site. I know that wine can be made from orange and sweet lime. But is it storable for a long time ..? If yes how ..? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom?

I've found posts on storage of liquor at home (e.g. this), but is there any advice out there for storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom? In the past, I've learned direct ...
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How can I prevent beer cans from exploding?

My partner and I heard a loud pop one evening that we assumed was a car backfiring in front of our home. It turns out that noise was a can of beer in a case I had ordered for a virtual tasting event ...
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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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Can a can of beer keep its taste after emptied into a bottle and stored for a week?

I don't have much experience with alcoholic drinks, and how it's treated after purchase. but I know that a can of non-cold (room temp) beer can be stored for as long time before cooling in a ...
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Can a beer be stored for 13 years?

I recently bought a bottle of beer (imperial stout) which is "best before" 2033. It's more than 13 year from now. I know that strong beers have a high longevity and I even have some Belgians expiring ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

When you open a bottle of whisky and don't finish it, lets say, within a year. Does it change its taste in this time period? If so, which processes lead to this change? I know there are a lot of ...
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How long does Chouchen keep once opened?

I have tried to look this up but have only come up with a few community sites with improper sourcing and varying degrees of answer (from 1 month to many years). Does anyone have first hand knowledge ...
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Is it possible to invest (long-term) in beer?

I've recently discovered that the beer Oude Geuze Boon can be stored up to 20 years and only improve in flavor. Seeing as this beer is rather special and might not exist any more in x years time due ...
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Sangria left out overnight

I made some sangria for a party - Spanish red, brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps, orange slices, lemon slices, strawberries, pineapple, generic tropical juice - and have accidentally left it out on ...
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What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels?

What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels? I am an MBA student from Christ University, lavasa, india and this is a question regarding my internship project. Please ...
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Maturation process in casks

I’m curious about the cleaning process of casks before a distillery transfers its whisky to mature/age. To use one of the popular names, just as an example, before Macallan transfers its whisky into a ...
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Is it safe to store an open beer in a sealable cup in the refrigerator?

I was given a large can of beer. I couldn't finish it so I poured it into a sealable coffee cup and put it in the refrigerator. Is it safe to drink?
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Are syringes food grade?

I’ve been tired of storing opened bottle wines and having to have the same one the next day plus the day after that (and find out it’s sour). So I’m thinking about syringes as they easily suck the ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

I read a lot that opened wine bottle can last about 3 to 7 days when it is stored well in the refrigerator, but I want to know how long it will last in a glass?
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Does it make sense to store hard liquor in the freezer?

I usually see bars keeping spirits at the room temperature. However, I have heard that some people tend to keep them in the freezer. Alcohol doesn't freeze, and having ice cold spirits readily ...
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How is expired beer typically disposed of by large retailers?

Where does expired beer typically go when sellers rotate their stock?
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How long does an open bottle of Sake last?

I received a very large bottle of Sake, but have not opened it because I am sure I can't drink it all quickly. Once I open it how long can I expect it to last, and what's the best way to keep it good ...
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Refrigerate Non-Alcoholic beer?

Should non-alcoholic beer be refrigerated to preserve it? How long does non-alcoholic beer last when not refrigerated?
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Effects of temperature and time handling on beer 's taste?

We have 12 can of beer, we boiled 3 of them in some ranges of temperature such as: 122F, 131F, 140F, 149F in some duration (30min, 40min, 50min, and 60min). Then we drank them, but we feel their ...
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How do people preserve wines, champagne?

How do people preserve wines and champagnes for decades? Is there a special method or is it like keep in wine storage or cupboard and forget for some decades to be better in taste?
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

I like cold beer. Given the answers in Do beer bottles explode in freezer? -beer bottles may break in a freezer. How can I get my beer to chill as much as possible. Get it so cold that it's only ...
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Do beer bottles explode in freezer?

I have had cola cans explode in my freezer. But I cannot afford to test this on my long neck beer bottles. Do beer bottles (or cans) explode in a freezer (of a typical fridge in a household) ?
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Brewing in a rented space/place.

Can you brew beer in an apt? I could let it age in my closet, or the balcony storage shed.
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How long will an opened bottle of whisky last while stored under ideal conditions?

I've recently made the decision to put my whisky collection into storage and slow down my drinking habit. Assuming I keep the bottles under moderate temperature, and out of sunlight, is there a ...
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Shelf Life of Warm Beer

I put my beer on a warm floor for a week (I live in Korea and during winter we keep our floor warm). Does this make my beer go bad enough that it's unhealthy to drink it? The beer is Schneider Weisse ...
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Vintage port stored on the side

Many sites state that bottles of vintage port should be stored on their side, like wine, in order to prevent the cork from drying out. However, at the bottle shop, bottles are standing upright on the ...
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100 degrees, now what to do with the wine

A week ago it was 100 degrees Fahrenheit and I don't have AC. The outcome: my newly opened 1.5 litre bottle of Merlot went bad. So I bought a new bottle of Pinot Noir and left it in the fridge while ...
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Storing tequila in the freezer?

Tequila happens to be just about the only liquor I enjoy. Recently, I was talking to some guys from Mexico who know their tequila pretty well. One of the older guys was telling me he sometimes enjoys ...
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How to best serve a Madeira that's been in the fridge for a few years?

I've seen a few questions about what to do with some wines that have been in the refrigerator. I am planning on opening an unopened bottle of rainwater Madeira (aged 5 years) that has been in my ...
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Carbonation in pressure barrel

Is there a reason why yeast sugar and water will not create enough pressure to explode a pressure barrel With enough sugar will the yeast create pressure indefinitely?
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Does beer expiration change based on yeasts?

Part of my job involves selling beer. I was told by a coworker that visible yeast particulates at the top of a beer bottle indicate that it's not fit for consumption, whereas yeast at the bottom is ...
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How should one store liquors in a home bar?

In a home bar, the rate of consumption is (in theory at least...) a lot less than for a commercial bar. This means proper storage of ingredients becomes a much more important question, as bottles will ...
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Why is some beer kept in/served from a firkin in a bar?

I've been to several bars recently that feature a "What's on cask?" section of the beer menu. The menu does not, however, suggest why that particular beer is being held in a firkin and served via the ...
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How bad is it to storage beer at 20 to 25 degrees celsius?

Unfortunately I don't have a basement or a different room where it's between 10-15 degrees. Since it's summer, the temperature in the house is between 20 and 25 degrees. All of my beers are stored in ...
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How can I keep Whisky from corking over time?

I'm not a wine man but I believe the general rule is to keep the cork wet, although the story is entirely different with whisky due to the effect of its high alcohol content breaking down the cork. ...
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How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the fridge?

How long does an opened bottle of wine last in the refrigerator? (Simply plugging the cork back in that is, and not using any vacuum contraption.)
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Most effective way to freeze beer bottles

Last night two of my friends were having this huge argument on which was the proper way to make your beer bottles cold. One said in the freezer cause they're kept at some point dry, and the other one ...
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Is it okay to store milk stout on the shelf?

I bought a 6 pack of milk stout by left hand off the shelf and it was warm. Upon looking on the bottle, it says "Please Keep Refrigerated." Is this beer okay to be stored on the shelf?
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Why do some beers have expiration date, while others have "born on" date?

I have some cans of Busch in my refrigerator that say "Born on: DD/MM/YYYY". That seems odd to me. When I drink craft beers, I always see "Best by: xx/xx/xxxx" or something like that. Why would some ...
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Would a beer still be good after being cold then hot then cold again?

My main question is really, I guess - how resilient is beer? I have some beer in my refrigerator that was cold when I bought it. I couldn't bring it home quickly due to having to visit my fiancee's ...
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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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When and how to drink cellared beer?

I had acquired a couple of Samuel Adams "one-off" beers, specifically "The Vixen (stout)", "Merry Mischief (gingerbread stout)", "Griffin's Bow (barley wine)" and "Norse Legend (Sahti)". These bottles ...
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Rising a cold beer to room temperature [duplicate]

I have been told that once chilled, you should never let a beer come back to room temperature; what is the truth behind this? If again chilled, will the flavor be the same? Or how might it change?
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How to store a bottle of beer once it has been opened?

Some of my favorite beers come in 22+oz bottles. Typically these are heavier beers and sometimes, I simply cannot finish the entire bottle in one sitting (maybe I had too much to eat previously. Who ...
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Are brown bottles sufficient to protect beer from skunking?

I have read that when stored in a clear container, sunlight can cause beer to skunk in a matter of seconds or minutes. I have also read that brown bottles are "better" when it comes to preventing this....
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What is the single most influential book every beer enthusiast should read? [closed]

If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book about beer, which book would it be?
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Does bottle size affect aging or storage?

Typically I want to age 22oz bottles, but I'm curious if I could get away with aging a smaller bottle. Is there any difference based on bottle size?
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