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Jan
9
comment Will storing a mix of vermouths alter their taste?
You could probably pour them together ahead of time - in fact, storing them together in a bottle that was completely filled would probably be better than storing them in two half-empty bottles. It would definitely be a bad idea to mix them at all vigorously, though, since you're trying to exclude as much oxygen as possible.
Jan
9
comment Will storing a mix of vermouths alter their taste?
Mixing it is going to introduce a lot more oxygen. Although storing half-empty bottles exposes them to oxygen as well - I think you'd probably not have any trouble differentiating between a fresh bottle of vermouth and one stored half-empty for a few months.
Jan
8
comment Will storing a mix of vermouths alter their taste?
Even if you keep it in an air-tight container, it'll oxidize. I doubt you could keep it for months without noticing a difference. It's only a quality issue and not a safety one, though.
Dec
12
comment How long can fresh yeast be frozen?
Freezing yeast is certainly viable (brewers do it all the time). You just need to use a 25% glycerin solution to keep the cell walls from being damaged by ice crystals.
Dec
8
comment How to crisp breaded foods the next day (especially panko)
A toaster oven seems to work reasonably well for this.
Nov
29
comment Why do recipes call for the vanilla to be added last?
Because the flavoring compounds are volatile, unlike salt. (Or at least I assume so - I don't have any specific knowledge of vanilla chemistry.)
Nov
28
answered Why do recipes call for the vanilla to be added last?
Nov
22
comment How much dried lemon zest to substitute for “zest of one lemon”?
Zesting is really easy if you have a microplane.
Nov
16
comment Best apples for apple pie
Interesting - having a McIntosh tree means most of my pies use those, and I don't think I've ever tried Golden Delicious (when I have to buy apples, it's usually Braeburns or Jonathans). I think any non-mealy apple would be fine.
Nov
7
answered can I use flavored beer in beer bread?
Sep
6
comment Is cinnamon sweet?
Living in Cincinnati I have consumed a great deal of Cincinnati chili, but I have never encountered any that contained cinchona. Do you know something we don't about the secret recipes, or is that an autocorrect-typo for "cinnamon?" :)
Aug
29
comment How important is fresh ground coffee vs a good coffee grinder?
I'm not an expert, but it probably depends on how you're brewing it.
Aug
26
comment Is it possible to make a beverage that evaporates on contact with the consumer's tongue?
It should be quite possible to survive at in a pure oxygen atmosphere at as low as 0.2atm or so, I think. But wouldn't ethanol vapor in a pure oxygen atmosphere be rather explosive? That might not end well.
Aug
24
answered What's the difference between Santa Cruz Rum and Jamaican Rum?
Jul
31
comment Making soda with yeast
I would be surprised if you could make anything that tastes decent this way, without any flavorings. Also, the absence of nutrients for the yeast might be a problem if you're just using sugar and water.
Jul
31
answered storing liquor in cabin for the winter--quality loss?
Mar
12
comment Kobe beef in the U.S?
Minor nitpick: Jack Daniels is bourbon. Tennessee whiskey legally is just bourbon distilled in Tennessee. It tastes different from regular bourbon due to the additional filtration through maple charcoal.
Mar
3
comment Is Turkish coffee grinding finer than Espresso grinding?
Turkish coffee is finer than espresso grind. I don't think a regular (cheap) grinder could do it consistently.
Feb
28
comment What's different between canned beer and bottled beer?
Cans have a lot of advantages, but I've heard that a canning line is much more expensive for a brewery than a bottling line.
Feb
20
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