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Can one put on weight by drinking beer?

Beer can make you gain weight by three means, but you shall NOT pursue it ! First is alcohol, which is a byproduct of the fermentation of starch by yeast. Starch is a carbohydrate, and it has it's ...
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Is Jagermeister healthy for you?

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 ...
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What to do with 50 (?) years old sake?

Due its high alcohol content, you will still be able to drink the sake without worrying about your health. However, the recommended consumption period is usually one year after bottling. After that, ...
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Beer expired last year and this year

Most likely - Yes, it is safe to drink it. Your beer is almost guaranteed to be safe to drink for humans. No pathogens like alcoholic beverages. If you have bacteria in your beer, you will just have ...
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Is it safe to consume alcohol while eating raw oysters?

I do this about once a month and can confirm that it's more than safe, it's delicious. In fact during the 19th century half of London lived on porter and oysters! I'd recommend oyster stouts, London ...
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What happens if I drink buttermilk after 3-5 drinks rum or whiskey (60ml each)?

The acidity (ph) of ethanol is relatively neutral (roughly equivalent to water), so milk and creams will typically mix fine with ethanol. In fact, it's the basis of many popular alcoholic beverages, ...
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Can home-brewed mead be dangerous?

If you are using honey, water and yeast. Then the answer is NO. But alcohol is a poisonous substance if not used properly. You cannot make it strong enough to "poison" you in the traditional sense. ...
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What causes my stuffy nose after drinking alcohol?

I'll keep it simple. All three of those alcoholic drinks have something different in them. You said wine and booze don't do it very much yet beer makes you stuffy. Hops are very well know to cause ...
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What is the best alcoholic drink for gout patients?

The answer to this question is going to differ from person to person, since gout sufferers react differently to both diet and alcohol. For some individuals alcohol increases pain in gout sufferers, ...
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Beer expired last year and this year

From experience the only way you will be able to know it to crack one open and give it a try you they will be safe to drink. Of course if you try them and it tastes funny (e.g sour/bitter) or is not ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

I had never heard of this saying (I'm not a native English speaker), but the funny thing is that in Dutch there is a similar saying, except with wine instead of liquor and the other way around: 'wijn ...
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Is it safe to store an open beer in a sealable cup in the refrigerator?

The (relatively) high alcohol, presence of anti-bacterial compounds from hops, and low pH of beer make it inhospitable to most micro-organisms. Given, it's beer, and cool and sealed: Yes, it's safe ...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

This article has very good information on how CO2 interacts with beer. That being said, temperature plays a big part in the flavor of beer. Here is a the consensus of guidelines of what temperature ...
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What are reasons to not sell alcohol free beer to minors?

Alcohol free beer is not non-alcoholic, it does still contain some alcohol. It often contains around about 0,5%. A beer can be called alcohol-free from 1%. To specifically respond to your situation I ...
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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

There is nothing different about the distillation of rum. Just like with whiskey, brandy, vodka, etc. no sugar comes off the still. What does happen a lot in the rum industry is the post ...
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Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine?

Which drink is moderately less hazardous to health: Beer, Whiskey, Rum, Vodka or Wine? There is no one perspective that is a definite answer to this question because there are many factors that must ...
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Which alcoholic drink can be best regarded as aphrodisiac?

Which alcoholic drink can be best regarded as an aphrodisiac? Well that will have to depend on the person! Alcohol seems to be able to work as an aphrodisiac. However, it is strongly recommended not ...
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What are reasons to not sell alcohol free beer to minors?

It is also often seen as a gateway if you let kids buy bottles of lets say Becks Blue it gets them in to drinking at a young age and as a younger body is still not fully developed it can lead to ...
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Does anyone here still use bitters as medicine? Which ones do you use and for what ailments?

I usually use either Jägdbitters (a Jägermeister-like bitters sold at Aldi) or my family's version of Bärenjäger (which I prepare at home - nope, it's not bitters, but it was also used historicaly for ...
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Is it safe to consume alcohol while eating raw oysters?

You are confusing the issue with alcohol and raw oysters. Alcoholism can lead to liver damage which can predispose folks towards a dangerous Vibrio infection. So folks with liver damage (including ...
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What is the best alcoholic drink for gout patients?

I've found cider to be good for me. I used to drink beer and it took two beer to set off an attack. I can drink 6 or 7 Strongbow and no gout flare-ups
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Are syringes food grade?

Let me try and answers some of these questions. Syringes are most likely food grade since they are used to inject liquids into your flesh. But like all plastics, long term storage is not a good idea ...
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Will drinking alcohol kill corona virus inside our body?

Unfortunately the short answer is: no. Alcoholic drinks do not prevent or heal, as stated by the World Health Organization on February 21, 2020, in a post on their Facebook profile (source).
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Health Effects of Drinking Slowly

Its very well documented how alcohol effects the body, or should I say how its processed. The variable in question here is the rate at which you consume it. If you drink one beer in 10 minutes then ...
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Do alcohol calories count for weight gain/loss?

Harvard.edu seems to say they count as much as the calories in fat: Nutrition-wise, alcohol is similar to dietary fat. Like fat, alcohol is mostly metabolized in the liver. At seven calories per gram,...
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Does anyone here still use bitters as medicine? Which ones do you use and for what ailments?

I use it when my thorat is hurting. But I also like it just by the taste of it. My favorite one is called "Hopfenbitter" example
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Yeast beer and the gastric problems

Here's a good link regarding yeast, now this article is talking about candida but can likely apply to other strains of yeast http://www.needs.com/product/NDNL-0704-01/a_Probiotics In a nut shell, a ...
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Does anyone here still use bitters as medicine? Which ones do you use and for what ailments?

When I tended bar, I had several regulars who would drink club soda with a couple splashes of bitters to calm an upset stomach. But it never did anything for me personally. I don't know if it's ...
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Vaping Alcohol - fad or here to stay?

Limit: So, I would speculate that if you're "vaping" the same quantity of alcohol as you might instead drink, then you're facing the same risk. It's the same as drinking alcohol - the risk is ...
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What is the best alcoholic drink for gout patients?

I have friends who has gout who still drinks beer, BUT you should be aware of your alcohol limit before you get the worst out of the scenario. Wine should be the best way for you to get the booze out ...
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