Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall of their Triple Ginger Brew this week due to an unlikely reason: Bottles were literally bursting open by themselves. But why was it happening? We think we know the reason.
Chocolatiers use yeasts to ferment the cocoa when making their tasty confections, which helps guard against the occasional bad-tasting batch. Those same yeasts can also be used to alter the aroma, providing a new means of making designer chocolate tailored to match your favorite flavors.
Watching the fermentation process of beer is a lot like seeing a brown sludge monster grow in strength. It's not pretty. But then you remember how delicious beer tastes and how wonderful it makes you feel and you forgive it for looking so unsightly. Or at least I did. I think this time lapse is beautiful.
What you are about to watch is beer getting weird. Before California-based brewery Sierra Nevada bottles Bigfoot, its classic barleywine-style ale, the wort goes through a six-day fermentation process that sees a whopping 24,000 gallons of liquid appear to bake like bread, roil like a contaminated foam party in Ibiza,…
I'm taking the last sip of home-brewed purple liquid. It's sweet yet balanced, fizzy yet quenching, smooth yet these words look a bit blurry. It tastes like a dangerously well-mixed drink. And just 48 short hours ago, it was Welch's.
I'm really into whiskey, but I think I'll pass on tasting Gilpin Family Whisky. Why? Because this single malt whiskey is made from urine. Specifically, it's made from the sugar rich urine of elderly diabetics.