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Do beer bottles explode in freezer?

Yes, they will. Given beer is (generally speaking) more than 90% water, and water expands when frozen, beer will make a mess of your freezer if left in there too long. The bottles themselves don't ...
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How long will an opened bottle of whisky last while stored under ideal conditions?

Whisky will never go bad after it's opened and kept closed and away from sunlight. How should I store my Scotch Whisky? Unlike wine, whisky does not mature in the bottle. So even if you keep a 12 ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

To get beer as cold as possible, as quickly as possible, it should be submerged in a salted ice water bath. Because of the alcohol in beer, the freezing temperature of beer is slightly lower than ...
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Do beer bottles explode in freezer?

They do not explode (in a sense of explosion crushing your freezer) but may break. I have forgotten once three (different) bottles of beer in the freezer over night. Results: a) broken off bottom, b) ...
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How can I keep Whisky from corking over time?

Hard spirits naturally degrade over time once opened You've already opened the bottle because you wanted to actually enjoy the drink, here are step you can take to help ensure the slow and ...
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Storing tequila in the freezer?

Safety There is absolutely no need to worry about liquor, including tequila, ever freezing or exploding like a beer or wine would. To freeze liquor, temperatures of -100 to -170 degrees F are ...
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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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100 degrees, now what to do with the wine

Yes, it's perfectly fine to leave a bottle of red wine in the fridge if you can't finish it that day. In fact that is the best way to preserve an open bottle if you have no other way. You can extend ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

A freezer is too cold and fridge not cold enough. The alcohol reduces the freezing point by 0.4 C for each 1% of alcohol. So you would need a freezer with a temperature control. Since is is ...
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How do people preserve wines, champagne?

This really depends on the drink itself. Some wines are meant to keep for years. Others should be drunk immediately. Most should be drunk within 1 or 2 years. So choose your wine carefully. There are ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

Ultimately, it last until you decide you no longer like the taste. What's happening is that the wine is oxidizing, and the flavor and aroma compounds are being destroyed once they're exposed to a ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

This is a heated topic of debate among whiskey drinkers, actually. The heart of the answer lies somewhere between the sensitivity of the palate and the length of time that a whiskey remains open... ...
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Can a beer be stored for 13 years?

I recently acquired a book called "Vintage Beers" by Patrick Dawson. The subject of the book is about aging beers and what characteristics of beers lend themselves to cellaring. He lists 14 rules ...
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Why is some beer kept in/served from a firkin in a bar?

Yes the same beer from a cask and a keg will be VERY different. To your first point, breweries and bars will often have specially treated casks in ways that are impossible to do with kegs. Stuff ...
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Does beer expiration change based on yeasts?

Quick answer no. The yeast used should have very little effect on on the expiry date. Things that will affect this more are: Temperature of fermentation Hot side aeration Cold side aeration ...
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How long will an opened bottle of whisky last while stored under ideal conditions?

Aged Whiskey has gone through the majority of its chemical changes during barrel aging. It has been oxidized and condensed. The final product is generally stable, however further evaporation of ...
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Storing tequila in the freezer?

Storing tequila in the freezer? I doubt that storing tequila in your freezer will make it taste better, but under certain conditions it could preserve the great taste of tequila. Storing your liquor ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

Since the question doesn't specify how fast the beer is to be chilled, I think the approach @Aedonis took is a very good one. If you're not up for a that much of a DIY project, there's a cheaper and ...
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Does it make sense to store hard liquor in the freezer?

This mostly comes down to personal preference. Think about it this way: beer can be served at room temperature or cold, but when most people (in the US) ask for a beer, they want a nice cold brew. Go ...
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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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Maturation process in casks

Liquor casks are not cleaned between transfers, just emptied and stored until they need them again. The liquor that soaked into the wood makes sure nothing will grow in them. Wine barrels on the ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Well, I had a sip of it out of curiosity, and it tasted great, so I finished off what was left. No ill health effects to report so it would appear it was fine! I will say that the fruit looked ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Grain alcohol (brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps) does not spoil while it's sitting in your liquor cabinet. A bottle of wine, even with the oxidation after it's opened, can be drank for more or less ...
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Is it possible to invest (long-term) in beer?

You can't. At least not like wine or whisky. It is different from wine because: The price increase of wine is based on the vintage. If you a bottle of wine of a high-priced vintage, it increases in ...
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Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages?

Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages? Are the supplying companies special for armies? Regardless of which national forces (army) one is in, the main reason for suppling some for of booze is to ...
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Carrying alcohol deep into the wood?

A bottle made of leather seems to have been commonly used, for example in Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott "The hermit only replied by a grin; and returning to the hutch, he produced a leathern bottle, ...
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How to best serve a Madeira that's been in the fridge for a few years?

Madeira is a fortified wine and very very sturdy. Pretty hard to ruin it. I would not decant it but let it settle to the proper temperature. If you have it too cold you miss some of the flavor and ...
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How should one store liquors in a home bar?

Some tips: Protect your bottles from sunlight and extreme temperatures. If your bottles have cork tops, make sure to keep the corks moist so that they don't disintegrate (just turning the bottles ...
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Should I get beer in bottles or in cans?

I'd strongly dissuade anyone from ever drinking anything from an aluminum can, not just beer. As mentioned by LessPop_MoreFizz, beer cans are lined with a compound that attempts to prevent contact ...
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Do beer bottles explode in freezer?

Bottles do not necessarily break or open. Seems to depend on the thickness of the glass. These three bottles stick together by ice. Brazilians love ice-cold beer.
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