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How should I convince my mom that my beer isn't poison?

I think the first step in attempting to change a belief of another person is always to understand why they hold that view. That can even help with determining how likely you are to be successful. For ...
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What are the real differences between barley wine and old ale?

When considering barley wine there are two varieties recognized by the BJCP in the 2015 style guidlines. The American version which has an emphasis on hops, IMO not as similar to old ale. The ...
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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

You want a mildly flavored, low hop beer for something like this. I would suggest a Kolsch or Helles Lager or a Mild. Pilsners can be heavily hopped. I have done a lot of this with wines when I taught ...
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Why is Sam Adam's high ABV beer illegal to sell in several US states?

States often have different laws for beer and spirits, including different licensing requirements, different requirements for sales, and so forth. Because of that, some states have limits on the ...
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How should I convince my mom that my beer isn't poison?

To the other answers I would add: point out that you're working from a kit. Like prepared kits for bread-machine bread, stir-fry sauces, and spice mixes, your beer kit is designed to minimize ...
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How do I measure the sugar content of brewed beers?

I've been holding off answering this question because it's very complicated. First, I am assuming the original poster wants to know sugar content in finished beer, not in pre-fermented wort. If that ...
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How do I measure the sugar content of brewed beers?

Unfortunately, you're not going to easily achieve the solution to your question. Your best bet would be to find the nutritional information for the beer you seek. It isn't readily available, though, ...
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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

You should definitely all use the same beer as the base, and you want a beer that has a good balance of hops and malt. The less flavor the beer has, the more the "spiked" flavors and aromas will stand ...
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Beer shop in Brittany (cave à bières bretonnes située en Bretagne)

Please allow me to recommend the Cave à bières à Rennes : Chez Alain. The French are more into drinking wine, but this shop does beer a lot of justice. They have around 350 varieties of beer, both ...
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Is the country of origin for a beer always the same as the brewers country of origin?

It is not that common, but brewers may open subsidiaries. In 2016, Stone Brewing Co. from US opened a new plant in Germany (I suspect they wanted to expand in the European market). Where would your ...
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Where can you buy US craft beer in Europe that will ship to other EU countries?

Since I don't know which EU country you're referring to, here are some of my picks that ship to Sweden. shop.mikkeller.dk boxbeers.dk www.bieresgourmet.be www.bier-deluxe.de www.biere-revolution.com ...
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Are there quarantine themed beers?

Are there quarantine themed beers? What about the obvious: Corona beer! The novel coronavirus pandemic has temporarily killed all production of Corona beer — but not because of the fake rumours or ...
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Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content?

Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content? From my point of view there seems to be at least three reasons for this trend. Beer drinkers are drawn to the bolder flavors and the mouth feel of ...
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Ways to avoid Skunked beer?

How Can You Avoid Skunky Beer? The best way to avoid skunking of beer is as follows: Block out as much UV light as possible in all stages within the beer brewing process and storage. Use brown bottle ...
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How do I measure the sugar content of brewed beers?

I found this device on Amazon - which I believe will do what you want. Brix Refractometer Measure Sugar content for Beer Wine It determines the sugar content not just in beers, but in wines as well ...
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Can all sugars be used for brewing?

Some sugars won't start a fermentation with brewer's yeast at all, such a lactose. In such case, sooner or later other organisms would take over (e.g. lactobacteria). Any sugars that can be fermented,...
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How should I convince my mom that my beer isn't poison?

Perhaps your mom is thinking that home brewing is like home canning, where a mistake can have disastrous results like growing botulism toxin. A little research into that problem shows that one of the ...
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What factors cause distinctions between Canadian and American craft beer?

I am not 100% versed in this but I am assuming that Canada needs to import most of their hops. This could make it too expensive to provide a quality product when the ingredients are so expensive to ...
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Why changes taste of beer when transported by plane?

If your craft beer is unfiltered, unpasteurised beer with live yeast, then any kind of transport could alter its flavour profile. Other variables that could effect its flavour are: changes in ...
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What's a good (neutral) sample beer to spike with a sensory training kit?

I would choose Coors. It's easy to get, always tastes the same so it makes for a good control. Also, it is light in flavor so it won't mask anything.
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What are the differences between Pale Ale (PA), India Pale Ale (IPA) and American Pale Ale (APA)?

From what I understand, pale ale is not as hoppy as India pale ale. So, quantity of hops in and IBU of IPA’s will be generally higher compared to pale ales. American pale ales use American hops ...
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Brewing: Which temperature should I ferment ale beer at?

Short answer: 17-20C (62-68F) is good for ales. The temperature of fermentation is exceedingly important for the final beer. Too low (< 15C) can cause the ale yeast to go dormant, stalling the ...
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What does Single Turn, Double Turn and Triple Turn mean in brewing?

As far as I understand a "turn" is a term from Contract Brewing. Though it seems like it's slightly ambiguous term with different meanings depending on context. In this case it refers to a "turn" ...
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Is the country of origin for a beer always the same as the brewers country of origin?

It's not common that the country of origin fora beer always the same for brewers country of origin. Exploring and Expanding the business is one the most important objective for every business ...
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Are there quarantine themed beers?

I just made one. I called it "Lockdown Pride", inspired heavily by Dave Line's recipe for London Pride. 3.5kg Maris Otter 250g Belgian Amber Malt 20l water Irish moss 250g Palm Sugar 30g Fuggles 75g ...
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As yeast is a fungus, are there any alcohol recipes that contain mushrooms?

As yeast is a fungus, are there any alcohol recipes that contain mushrooms? The short answer is yes, but you still need the yeast to start the fermentation. Mushroom-Infused Beer Recipes ...
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Beer shop in Brittany (cave à bières bretonnes située en Bretagne)

Thanks to Ken Graham. After returning from Brittany, I can say that Chez Alain was a good choice, but a little too international. I discovered Le marchand de biere in Rennes, not too far from Chez ...
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Can I drink Dogfish Head Sixty One four years after the expiry date?

There should be no danger to your health, it just probably won't taste very good depending on how well it's sealed. 61 is 6+% ABV which should be more than enough to prevent most if not all harmful ...
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Where is Archetype microbrewery in Vietnam?

Where is Archetype microbrewery in Vietnam? Archetype microbrewery is a relatively new microbrewery (2019) situated in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Archetype No Name Pale Ale Bottle at Biacraft ...
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Why have craft beers increased in alcohol content?

I don't really think the alcohol content really has increased. Most standard pale ales still are between 4% and 6%. The IPA are not standard pale ales. They have more hops and sugar which lead to a ...
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