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Beer and Brewing
Alcohol Content

What is the alcohol content of Guinness Draught beer?

(US market) Bottles of Guinness Extra Stout have 6%.

Guinness Draught, whether on tap or in widget-featuring bottles/cans, is about 4.2%.

This makes it comparable to the alcohol content of a "light" beer.

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How do you calculate the alcohol percentage in home brew beer when you do not have an initial specific gravity reading?

Ok, so you forgot to take an original gravity reading (O.G.).

Hopefully you brewed with a kit or a recipe that tells you the anticipated O.G. Get that number and then when your homebrew finishes get the final gravity reading (F.G.).

Calculate the alcohol percentage with this calculation:

% ABV = ((anticipated O.G.) - (F.G.)) / (specific gravity of ethanol)

% ABV = ((anticipated O.G.) - (F.G.)) / 0.789

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Units of Measure
Beer and Brewing

Does corona beer come in kegs?

No. Don't know why either.

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Cooking Measurements
Beer and Brewing

How many cups of beer in a one sixth keg?

53

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How long to wait after bottling the beer?

It really depends on the style. Beer will be carbonated 4 -5days after bottling but may not be "finished" for days,weeks,or months...Sometimes for years.

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How many cases are in a 5 gallon keg?

A case of twenty four 12 ounce beers is 24x12= 288 ounces. Five 128 ounce gallons is 640 ounces which is 640/288 cases = 2.22 cases or 53.33 beers.

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Recipes

What information is found in a recipe for home brewed beer?

Since the question is listed in the HOMEBREWING category, I will asuume it's a beer recipe. A beer recipe contains pretty much the same thing as any recipe for cooking or baking: ingredients, amounts, and the procedure for combining them. It may have other data, such as specific gravity, alcohol content, amount of bitterness, etc. Here's a typical beer recipe for making an Irish Red Ale: http://www.brew-monkey.com/recipes/html/bigheadirishred.htm

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What is brewing sugar?

it could be several things depending on context.

it could be normal sugar being marketed to brewers.

it could be the sugar within the wort, or the sum total of the sugar from the malt, the grain, and any adjuncts.

it could be a clumsy way of saying priming sugar, the sugar added before bottling as a way of carbonating the beer.

add the context that the term "brewing sugar" was used in for a more accurate answer.

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Chemistry

Alcohol content in coors light?

Coors Light is 4.20% alcohol by volume.

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Beer and Brewing

How much water is in a 12 oz coors light beer?

11 ounces

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What is a pony keg?

A beer keg containing 8 US gallons (30.28 L) of fluid.

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How do you make beer?

Grain is malted and the sugars pulled out of it to create wort. Yeast is added to ferment the sugars into alcohol. Hops are used to help preserve the beer.

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Game Consoles and Gaming Hardware
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Nintendo Wii

Can you install the homebrew channel without sd card?

No you can't. Before getting the homebrew channel, the only way to transfer data to the wii is by SD card, unfortunately. The usb ports in the back can only be used for wii controllers and ethernet adapters (until you get the homebrew channel, of course).

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Wine and Champagne

How does yeast make the alcohol in beer and wine?

Yeast consume the sugar in the malt or grape juice. It converts the sugar into alcohol as it obtains energy from it. The alcohol is the waste product of its normal digestive process.

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Storage of Meats Poultry and Seafood
Turkeys

How long should your turkey sit before cutting it?

I leave it for 24 hours then reheat it with cream

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Units of Measure
Cooking Measurements

In ounces how much is 100 cc of liquid?

30cc=1oz so 100cc=3 1/3 oz

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Beer and Brewing

What is the best 40oz beer to buy?

Steel reserve!

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Drinks and Beverages
Beer and Brewing
The Difference Between

How does fermentation work?

Fermentation is a metabolic by which sugars turn to acids, gases, or alcohol using yeast or bacteria. The sugar molecules break down, and the energy generated from that reaction enable the other molecules to bind to new molecules, which creates the acids, gases, or alcohols depending on what the surrounding molecules are.

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Online Shopping
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Wine and Champagne
Dionysus (Bacchus)

Who makes the holiday 46 bottle wine cooler model FRW656 Nobody knows who manufactures this?

Holiday -odel # FRW 656 USA Mailing Address Cooper Ave Unit Tonawanda NY 14150 (800) 968-9853

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Mycology or Fungi
Breads

How do you 'bloom the yeast?

AnswerIt means to "activate" as yeast makes things rise. Usually once you have put the yeast into the rest of the ingredients you let it "breath" at room temperature and sometimes (depending on the bread) the bread dough is put into the fridge. Answeryeast is mixed with warm water to make it bloom. this is not done in all recipes. most recipes the yeast will activate with other ingrediants, and usually left to rise ,or stand for some time if yeast is used it is NOT put in refrigerator as yeast needs warmth to work

If you are using a rapid rise yeast you do not have to bloom the yeast, just add it with the dry ingredients. Follow the package instructions for water temperatures.

Letting your bread dough proof (rise) in the refrigerator overnight brings lots of flavor to your bread. Let it come to room temperature (& proper doubling) before baking

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Yeast mixed with warm water, not more than 115 degrees F, and a small amount of sugar or honey or maple syrup will cause the yeast to bloom. Allow at least five minutes to bloom and then proceed with adding other ingredients.

Sometimes fruit juice or milk are used as the warmed liquid. In that case a sweetener is not necessary.

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Beer and Brewing

How many 20 oz glasses of beer do you get out of a keg?

If you are talking about a full size keg which is 15.5 gallons, then there are about 99 glasses of beer.

If you are talking about a pony keg which is 7.75 gallons, then there are about 49 glasses of beer.

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How many kegs of beer do you need for a party?

a lot :)

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Do you need an airlock to make cider?

Yes. At least an airlock of some sort. Otherwise, certain bacteria called acetobacter (which are basically everywhere) can infect the cider and break the alcohol down into vinegar. So keeping the flow of gas from the fermentation vessel "one-way" is very important. That said, you don't have to be fancy. Plastic airlocks and sized stoppers are only a couple of dollars at most. Some old timers will simply stretch a pin-pricked balloon over the mouth of the jug or carboy.

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What are the best beer making starter kits?

I don't recommend a Mr. Beer unless you enjoy drinking chunky yeasty beer.

Look for a kit that contains the following:

  • Home Brewing Instruction Book
  • Primary Fermentation Pail and Lid
  • Bottling Pail
  • Sanitizer
  • Bottle Capper and Botle Caps
  • Bottling Wand
  • Bottling Hoses
  • Airlock
  • Siphon and Hose
  • Hydrometer

You will also need a a brewing recipe kit and large pot to brew in.

I always recommend a high temperature spoon as well as a hop sock.

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The Difference Between

What is ale?

Ale is a style of beer.

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