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The uniqueness of Trappist beer

There are some very unique places on this world where our food and drink is produced. Whereas a lot of it is manufactured in factories, in industrial areas, some comes from more exquisite places. Some beer for instance...

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How apple cider (alcoholic) is made

If you’re not American (or Canadian), apple cider to you will be an alcoholic beverage, made from apples. However, I just recently discovered that in the US, apple cider actually refers to a non-alcoholic drink...

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How whisk(e)y gets its flavour

What’s the similarity between vanilla ice cream and whisky? Any clue? It’s the vanilla. Whisky often contains vanilla flavours, just like ice cream does. But no vanilla bean has been added to whisky of...

Beer fermentation process

Blub, blub, blub, blub. That’s what our huge (25l) vessel of ‘beer-to-be’ sounds like when it’s becoming beer. It’s the gas escaping from the ‘brewing bucket’ through a...

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Tea Bag Science – Dunking vs. Steeping

Nothing better on a cold day: a warm cup of tea. But I’m an avid tea drinker, drinking tea all through the day, not only cold days. Also, I’m a Dutch tea drinker (based on various encounters with non-Dutch...

Making fresh orange juice – blending vs juicing

While drinking a glass of freshly made orange juice a little while ago I noticed orange juice is a great vehicle for explaining all sorts of science related phenomenon. In the first post I introduced the orange, in this...