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Alcohol is a diuretic. According to this article, 1 gram of alcohol will increase urine excretion by 10ml. Combine that with this CDC article stating that a standard 12 ounce (354ml) beer has 14 grams of alcohol, your can expect to pee 494ml, or 16.75 ounces per 12 ounce bottle. The graphic would be more accurate with you drinking three beers but peeing ...


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Take a bucket. Or a bowl. Or a cooler. Or any other similar vessel. Put your beer bottles or cans (sealed! For the love of god, sealed!) at the bottom of the bucket. Fill it most of the way with ice. Then fill in with water until the bottles are submerged. Then throw in any remaining ice. Finally, add a volume of salt commensurate with the quantity of ...


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Well, this question might get closed as a duplicate, but I'm going to answer it anyway, and try to answer it better. IMO, the suggested duplicate answers a different question, only answering the hydration question too, by side-effect. Personally, I like this question paired with that answer, better than that question. tl;dr — Alcohol is a diuretic (defined: ...


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Another option might be some what less conservative, but instead of using ice cubes you could also use chilling rocks. This is also often used as an alternative for cooling whisky without diluting it. Soapstone is a non-porous, odorless and inert stone. It is tasteless and will not absorb odors from your freezer like ice cubes do. Soapstone has a high ...


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It's true that there are different types of hangovers. However, those are mostly the result of differences in the impurities in the alcohol (that is, all the non-alcohol stuff that differentiates beer from wine from vodka). And for those differences, it's largely the difference between different types of liquor. Beer is, compositionally, pretty much the ...


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One method I know is to have large, heavy steins kept in the freezer. That way as soon as you bring beer, you can cool it by pouring into the stein. It won't cool your lukewarm beer to optimal temperature but it will give it a good few degrees drop. You can use "reusable ice cubes", which are essentially tiny plastic bags with water - that way you won't ...


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Generally, you'll want to avoid things with brighter, more acidic fruit flavors (apple, lemon) as those will mess with the inherent acidity of the coffee (although it should be noted that cherry is sometimes used) Kahlua and Baileys are commonly used, as are more woodsy whiskeys. Avoid anything with carbonation, as the carbonic acid will again mess up the ...


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Prohibition was an Era in American history from 1920-1933 - and - it failed miserably. If anything, it made alcohol more popular. Prohibition, in general, also means to prohibit something via law or religion though. The religious aspect is the only case that one can see prohibition working. ::Insert Mormonism/Islamic religion/et cetera here::


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Irish whiskey is one I like to do with tea. In fact I like to make an Irish coffee by substituting the coffee with a strong black tea. Try it! I am rather fond of it.


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I'm no expert but i'll give it a shot: Jägermeister and other herbal liqueurs do contain herbal essences that probably have some effect on your body. But not in any medicinal quality, otherwise it couldn't be sold as food in the EU by law. There are strict rules (e.g. Directive 2001/83/EC). In general the usefulness of digestifs for the digestion is ...


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It is in my opinion mainly thanks to low excise duty on beer in the Czech republic. Another factor is the fact that there are lower prices of almost everything in the Czech republic (I am talking mainly about local food and beverages). And last but not least, Czech republic is I guess second or third in the whole world in beer consumption, which means ...


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It depends... I don't see an issue with the standard Tums or Rolaids but there might be issues with ranitidine according to some studies. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/news/20000215/zantac-alcohol-dont-mix "The effect was striking," says author Charles Lieber, MD. In a three-hour test period, conducted under conditions similar to social ...


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This is a great question, I'm still learning but here's what I've tried: Single hop beers. I'm in the UK but here's what I've managed to get in the past Mikkeller single hop series IPA is dead by BrewDog Arbor often do single hop beers Your mileage may vary but if you keep your eye out, hopefully you'll find a local brewer doing this kind of thing. I'...


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To adulterate means to dilute or debase a substance. So adulterated schnapps means schnapps with something added in. Much like cocaine cut with flour, that something need not be a similar substance, but is likely to be something cheap. It gets worse when this adulteration is "off the books", because it means that a company can pass one product with the ...


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At the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas, the Beverage Cooling Contraption Contest is an exciting outdoor event. Over the years, techniques have included adiabatic cooling (using a jet engine), dry ice, liquid nitrogen etc. In 2008, this team managed to cool a keg of beer from 80F to 33F in 35 seconds using air power, dry ice and alcohol.


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Standards and qualifications will play a big role in how we can change the perception of beer. Wine has had the Sommelier since 1907. Beer now has the Cicerone (of which I can not find a date when the certification program started). Just look at the Wikipedia difference between the Cicerone and Sommelier. Remember, wine has the "low-brow" wines that are ...


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Your liver processes alcohol at a fixed rate (what that rate is depends on your tolerance, current liver function, what medications you are taking, and some genetics). So eating some food, particularly foods that absorb fluids like bread, will slow down the rate of alcohol absorption into your bloodstream, allowing your liver more time to metabolize the ...


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Hop Union has an "Aroma Wheel" that can help with scent: Also look at the Hop Variety page to get a little more information. The thing to remember is scent doesn't always translate to taste, especially with hoppy beers such as IPA's after the beer has aged a bit. To get the taste you really need to try a beer made only with that hop (my opinion) to see ...


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The answer is no; drinking traditionally prepared absinthe causes no more brain-damge or insanity than any other alcoholic beverage... ...absinthe languished in exile for nearly a century, a casualty of bad publicity, special-interest lobbies and mythology. That allowed absinthe to become something of an urban legend, something to talk about in whispers, ...


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When it comes to what is socially accepted in the US, ice is mostly reserved for the harsher stuff like bourbon and scotch. The ice serves a purpose of diluting the liquor, thus making it smoother on the way down. It serves a purpose for different whiskies that have harsher spice notes. Tequila, vodka, brandy, cognac, and rum should be put in the freezer ...


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The CDC suggests no more than 2 drinks a day as moderate drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests no more than 4 drinks per day, and no more than 7 drinks per week, to stay at a low risk for an alcohol use. At 17 your brain is still developing and imbibing alcohol runs the very real risk of affecting that development. Drink ...


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"Fucking Hell" of course. "Hell" is German word for "pale" and Fucking is a village in Austria (pronounced "foo-king"). There is a Belgian beer named "Mort subite" which means "Sudden death". It's not that bad though that your days are counted after you drink it - I have drunk it and i'm still alive :)


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Because beer is 95% water! Yes alcohol is a diuretic but if delivered with all this water, it is actually hydrating. If you would drink these huge glasses full of water you would urinate fearsomely as well. So the best news ever is: beer is hydrating. There is scientific evidence for it here from 4:14 onwards. All before that is about the benefits of ...


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You can buy a small selection of a few hops and a 6 or 12 pack of bud light or coors light. Pop the tops, toss in a few hops, re-cap and mark what hop is in each. Wait a day or two and then taste. This will highlight the aroma and some of the upfront flavors of the hop more than it's bitterness and will get you familiar with that hop variety. This does ...


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Gunfire is a classic British rum and black tea cocktail, with a German equivalent in the Jagertee. Two European great powers can't be wrong - go with the rum!


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There is the usual great stuff relating to 'Toasting'. From wikipedia - which is normally correct. I then had a quick look at snopes.com, they proclaim the following to be false: Q: Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? A: It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest ...


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Wild Turkey American Honey is excellent with most kinds of tea including black, green, and orange pekoe. Throw in a squeeze of lemon for an delicious, easy to make, and modern twist on the Hot Toddy. Wild Turkey American Honey Another alcohol that pairs well with tea is tea flavored vodka. There are lots of different brands of this such as Firefly and ...


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Rumpleminze (peppermint schnapps) and coffee and cream creates a smooth and potent alcoholic drink. Add a Godiva Chocolate Liquor for a first class-after dinner cocktail. Grand Marnier(something like an orange flavored brandy) goes well with both black coffee and coffee and cream. If you like your coffee black Grand Mariner adds flavor and potency without ...


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I like the sweeter liqueurs like Glayva, Grand Marnier and especially Galliano with espresso. If you have a milk-based coffee, combine with a cream-based liqueur. I have never liked alcohol mixed directly in the coffee, it gives conflicting tastes. Coffee and liqueur should be sipped separately to fully enjoy each.


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According to the wiki that you linked: The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in A.D. 361, by Ammianus Marcellinus. So, it would be pertinent to drink wines made from Italian grapes since the feast was held within the time of the Roman Empire. More particularly, you might pick a grape variety from a list of ancient grapes from which ...


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