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Beer 65% Alcohol ???

Beer 65% Alcohol ???

Old Oct 27, 13, 1:02 am
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Beer 65% Alcohol ???

Snake Venom Beer 65%. How the H*ll do you make beer that strong ? I thought the alcohol kills off the yeast (even champagne yeast) at around 13%. Have they bio-engineered mutant alcohol resistant yeast ? If they fortify it w/a ton of alcohol - how can you call it beer ? LINK:http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/wo...174300468.html
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Old Oct 27, 13, 2:49 am
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I'm guessing it is some sort of fractional freezing process. Cool the beer to where water freezes but the alcohol doesn't, remove the (water) ice crystals and leave the still liquid ethyl alcohol to increase the proof. That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.
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Old Oct 27, 13, 3:47 am
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Originally Posted by uszkanni View Post
I'm guessing it is some sort of fractional freezing process. Cool the beer to where water freezes but the alcohol doesn't, remove the (water) ice crystals and leave the still liquid ethyl alcohol to increase the proof. That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.
Right you are. Here's an entire article about the process.

http://www.popsci.com/science/articl...-beer-stronger

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Old Oct 27, 13, 6:21 am
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Beer 65% Alcohol ???

Eisbocks are made this way. taken to the extreme you can definitely get to 65%. Whether it's drinkable or not is another matter...
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Old Oct 27, 13, 8:22 am
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There is a Russian saying: "Пиво без водки - деньги на ветер" ("[Drinking] beer without vodka is like throwing money into the wind")
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Old Oct 27, 13, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by armagebedar View Post
Eisbocks are made this way. taken to the extreme you can definitely get to 65%. Whether it's drinkable or not is another matter...
I don't find a whole lot of anything that's drinkable at 130 proof. Cask strength whiskeys are brutal ! Thank you all. I just couldn't get my head around it
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Old Oct 31, 13, 4:13 pm
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I foresee a trip to Scotland in my future. Gotta check into that one on Untappd.
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