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What is the result of boiling beer?

Well, I never tried such an heresy, but theoretically you will end up with some kind of syrup (or broth, I really don't know the most appropriate word in english for it), thick, and more or less sweet ...
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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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Does barrel aging add sugar to liquors?

Barrel aging does add sugar to the liquid (wine, whisky, etc.) that is aged in it. In the toasting process of a barrel, the sugar in the wood caramelizes (cellulose is a sugar polymer and breaks into ...
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Can canned beer be frozen for longer than bottled beer?

Cans should be okay in the freezer for a long time, however they will probably dent outward as the water freezes. Bottles will pop the cap since that is the weakest part of the container. All that ...
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Does having an extreme climate increase quality when aging bourbon?

The weather and climate definitly has an effect on how the whisky ages. But I wouldn't talk about increased quality. Quality in terms of "tastes better" is always something subjective. Some ...
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What is the result of boiling beer?

Beer reductions can make very good sauces. For more flavor you go with darker beers, but you apparently want to shy away from using hoppy beers because the bitterness can become rather harsh. Just ...
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Why is not sake freezing in the freezer but on the air after serving?

The sake was most likely supercooled. It was cooled below its freezing point, but there were no impurities to form ice crystals. When it was poured into a glass, as the author of that video suggests ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

I suspect that there is no science behind it and that the saying is something akin to an old wive's tale, something often re-told but not actually scientifically accurate. It might be the case that ...
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Are there any sure fire hangover cures?

There is no cure for a hangover except to not drink in the first place.
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What is the result of boiling beer?

Beer will evaporate down when boiled. During this it will become thicker. The alcohol will evaporate the quickest, then the water. Caramelization (Maillard reaction) will occur. The bitterness will ...
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