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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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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Here is my take on serving wine at a variety of temperatures and colors after years and years of serving wine and drinking it. Remember storing wine and serving wine are two different things. All ...
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Some people serve wine at the ambient temperature without knowing that some wines are better served at a specific temperature. Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine? Light dry ...
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Should lighter red wines be served chilled?

"Wine experts advise that white wines be served at 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, light reds at about 60 degrees and more complex reds at "room temperature" or 65 to 70 degrees. [Remember, the phrase "...
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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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Why don't bars keep their bottles in the fridge to avoid using ice?

I can only speak for whiskies as I use to sell and give out samples of that stuff. There are a couple of things to understand first about whiskies. During the aging process of the whisky, the whisky ...
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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 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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Why don't bars keep their bottles in the fridge to avoid using ice?

Volume If the bartender had to go into a fridge for every drink it would take longer Presentation Customers can see which liquors are available Some customers want room temperature Stay chilled ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

By the time you open your beer the yeast has mostly exhausted itself by converting the sugars into alcohol. You may be able to use it to kick start a sourdough starter, or grow it back to an active ...
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Does freezing wine affect quality?

Master of Wine Konstantin Baum did a blind tasting of the same (red) wine regular, frozen and heated. He didn't recognize a severe loss in quality. For sparkling wine I would argue that it loses its ...
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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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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

You could make this a DIY Project. I have a beer fridge that I made from a chest freezer, thermostat, and a heat lamp. I modified the chest freezer that I got from home depot for like $250 bucks and I ...
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Is it okay to store milk stout on the shelf?

It won't hurt you, lactose (the 'key' ingredient of milk stouts) doesn't need to be refrigerated the way actual milk does. However, it is advisable to keep milk stouts refrigerated for two reasons: 1)...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

Should be just fine. Cooling or warming (in normal ranges) does not change the chemistry of beer.
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Why don't bars keep their bottles in the fridge to avoid using ice?

As a bartender and bar manager for 10+ years at a very busy bar several reasons are obvious to me. Not everyone wants a cold drink. It is easy to chill warm liquor quickly. On the other hand there ...
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Are there any problems in serving non-cooled beer?

As with all alcoholic beverages there should be no issues drinking them cold, warm or even hot. The alcohol pretty much kills any nasty things. There may be some flavor issues. Flavors are more ...
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

"The thing most people don't know is that light red wines like pinot noir and Beaujolais should be served at cellar temperature. Last time I was in Paris (France) I was surprised at how cold they ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible? Here is a recipe for getting your beer to a perfect temperature without breaking the bottles when a freezer in itself may too cold and a fridge may ...
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Does freezing wine affect quality?

from my own experience: sparkling wine, champagne, beer or other drinks containing CO2 expand more during freezing than liquids without CO2, which can lead to cracked bottles (if glas) or at least ...
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Storing liquor out of sunlight for a home bar in a Florida sunroom?

Sunroom in Florida and building a home bar I understand your fear about posting photos about your sunroom on the net! In that case I will try to make a generic recommendation. Make a lockable cabinet, ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

I'm not a bread baker, but I believe that the yeast in beer (what little might be there) is different from yeast used for baking and isn't active in the baking process. However the carbonation in beer ...
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How long does an open bottle of Sake last?

Split it into small aluminum containers and store it in the fridge. Fill it to the top so there is very little air in the container. You can find kid sized 12 oz water bottles on sell for just a few ...
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Refrigerate Non-Alcoholic beer?

Refrigeration has little to do with preservation. As a food product beer and NA beer are pretty strictly regulated for safety so as long as the rubber in the cap maintains a seal it should stay ...
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Effects of temperature and time handling on beer 's taste?

Storage temperature absolutely effects the quality of beer. High storage temperatures can produce Dimethyl Sulfide - a cooked corn/vegetable like favour. Also high temperatures can cause the ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

Put the bottle in the freezer and set a timer. Take the bottle out when time is up, and sample the result. Start at 30 minutes (for a half-liter bottle with around 5.5% alcohol), then gradually work ...
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How do I get beer to chill to the maximum possible?

Don't fool around with freezer or salted water! Either get about 1 gallon of food grade Glycol or Everclear alcohol and put it in your freezer until it's -10F. You can leave it in the bottle or put it ...
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Should lighter red wines be served chilled?

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and sweet wines like Moscato are best served after 20 minutes after pulling from the refrigerator So keep the wine chilled and remove and let it stand before serving ...
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Does beer suffer from being warmed and then rechilled?

I am now drinking a beer from a keg from last weekend. I left the beer keg inside my storage with door open and it's been warm this week (100°F). Five days later the beer tastes almost same exept that ...
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How does serving temperature affect the taste of beers?

wow. "cold numbs your tongue." Seems like a very unusual answer to a sensible question. I can say that each time I try different types of ale or beer I like to read the label for their opinion but ...
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