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    Does it impact the lactose intolerant?
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    Try Left Hand Milk Stout if it's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Does it impact the lactose intolerant?
    Yes, as the brewing process doesn't break down the lactose present in the milk. Therefore depending on your level of intolerance, I would suspect you would have a similar reaction when drinking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy509 View Post
    Yes, as the brewing process doesn't break down the lactose present in the milk. Therefore depending on your level of intolerance, I would suspect you would have a similar reaction when drinking it.

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    I almost forgot to "review" the Nikka Coffey Malt. It was smooth, but unfortunately not very exciting. On top of thst I got an extreme hangover despite not drinking too much.

    Next time I want a really smooth and low peated whisky I'll buy an Auchentoshan or Dalwhinnie instead. They are both much cheaper and much better in my opinion.

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    On top of thst I got an extreme hangover despite not drinking too much.
    I'd say that an extreme hangover is the very definition of drinking too much.
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    Yes I agree, but sometimes one small glass is too much, sometimes one bottle is too much. It depends on the quality.

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    And Bruichladdich Octomore 8.1 and 8.3 is available. 309ppm of phenol in the 8.3...

    https://www.bruichladdich.com/octomo...ss-edition-083

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    And Bruichladdich Octomore 8.1 and 8.3 is available. 309ppm of phenol in the 8.3...

    https://www.bruichladdich.com/octomo...ss-edition-083
    That sounds awful. What is the PDE for phenol? Is it there to numb the throat?
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    What is PDE?

    But phenol levels is used to describe the amount of peat. I think a normal peaty whisky like Laphroaig has about 45 ppm and Ardbeg around 55 ppm, that is quite nice. 309 ppm is probably more of an aquired taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    What is PDE?

    But phenol levels is used to describe the amount of peat. I think a normal peaty whisky like Laphroaig has about 45 ppm and Ardbeg around 55 ppm, that is quite nice. 309 ppm is probably more of an aquired taste.
    I meant the toxicity of phenol. I have not done the math on the mass in the drinks consumed.
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    You need to drink quite a few bottles of whisky at once before you reach lethal levels. But it's probably not good for your health, like most alcoholic beverages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timwhit View Post
    Try Left Hand Milk Stout if it's available.
    Saw the Left hand Nitro in the "temporary in stock shelf" at "bolaget" today and bought a couple of bottles. It was very smooth indeed, not sure that I liked it as a beer, but I had no problem drinking it. I can imagine it's really nice when it's cold outside.

    The La Vache Folle that Coug recommend is not available here, but it is possible to order the Flying Monkeys, The Chocolate Manifesto (also from Canada), anyone tried that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    Saw the Left hand Nitro in the "temporary in stock shelf" at "bolaget" today and bought a couple of bottles. It was very smooth indeed, not sure that I liked it as a beer, but I had no problem drinking it. I can imagine it's really nice when it's cold outside.
    Isn't it pretty cold in Sweden in January?

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    Yesterday was -8 C, today -1 C. I think -20 or -30 C would be a really good time for a milk stout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    Yesterday was -8 C, today -1 C. I think -20 or -30 C would be a really good time for a milk stout.
    Does it just stand there, frozen in the glass?
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    Well... My plan was to drink it inside in the warmth, after you have been outside in the cold.

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    Not only is there the new Diet Coke Zero, but now they have other strange flavors in tall, skinny cans for some reason.
    Does anyone really like them?
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articl...e-flavors.html
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    Orange Coke and Lime Coke (non-diet) are pretty tasty from their Freestyle machines.

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    They have the tall skinny cans (8oz) and the tall not-skinny cans (16oz). I still just drink regular diet.
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    I mainly drink Polar seltzer these days, lime being a big favorite. Nothing much more that carbonated water. Aside from that, I really like a strong ginger beer. My favorite kinds being Regatta, Fever Tree, and Bundaberg. I don't have them too often because of the calories but it is my preferred drink of choice which happens to have no alcohol.

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    I've been having the occasional Melt My Brain. Probably about 1 a week on average. I bought a few 6 packs when it showed up in stores back in the fall and have them in the basement. I haven't had a margarita in probably a year or more. Once I get some Filthy Black Cherries I'm going to try making some Manhattans.

    I drink pretty much just plain filtered tap water aside from whole milk on my breakfast cereal in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Orange Coke and Lime Coke (non-diet) are pretty tasty from their Freestyle machines.
    I had to look that up. The Free Style machines are not in stores or how do you find them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I had to look that up. The Free Style machines are not in stores or how do you find them?
    They're in some fast food places, theaters, etc. They have a website to find them. https://www.coca-colafreestyle.com/f...yle-locations/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I had to look that up. The Free Style machines are not in stores or how do you find them?
    They're in some fast food places, theaters, etc. They have a website to find them. https://www.coca-colafreestyle.com/f...yle-locations/
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Most of those places are security nighmares.
    No one is forcing you to go to those "security nighmares". Whatever that means.

    Is the security for you or for everyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I feel like sitting duck and therefore avoid movie theatres.
    Luckily theaters aren't the only places with them. Also, there are people you can see about your phobias.

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    Last Christmas I was given a bottle of Galway Pipe 12yr old port as a gift. Opened it the other night, and is certainly a nice smooth port. Watched the first Jason Borne movie whilst having a glass of it....
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    I've just tasted 2*4 cl of 85% home made absinth. It tasted mostly like cough medicine (not so much of alcohol as expected), but was very inspiring.

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    How'd you actually home make it? You'd expect at 85% alcohol to have tasted a lot worse than cough medicine

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    Yes, it actually tasted a bit worse than cough medicine. I don't know exactly how this batch was born, but seems like a real hassle to make proper Absinth yourself, according to Wikipedia.

    It was interesting to try, but it's not a new favourite if I put it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    It was interesting to try, but it's not a new favourite if I put it that way.
    A homemade version wouldn't be my entry into a particular type of liquor. BTW, did you see anything strange afterward?

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    I agree. But I didn't know what it was, or the percentage, before I tasted it.

    I didn't see anything unusual. It was more like a normal herb liquor.

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    The craft beer craze may be on the wane, including the super-IPA (mine's bitterer than yours), and the tutti-fruity, subsets.

    But the bad news is that it might be getting replaced by the new "craft cocktails" phase. They seem to be everywhere, but here is a little sample from a U.S. (non-authentic) down-under restaurant chain: "THE WALLABY DARNED", "PINEAPPLE GINGER COLLISION" and "BLACK BARREL IRISH TEA".

    So I thought of an idea for a "craft-cocktail generator" - a little program to pick a random 2-4 word phrase as the name of the cocktail, and a random set of 4-6 ingredients in random quantities. You, too, can be a star behind the bar. Hey, that might make a "great" movie.

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    Dessert Wines

    I like a good dessert wine, after dinner or in lieu of a cocktail. A fine Sauternes can be treasured - yes, sweet, but with a fine balance of acidity.

    A few months ago, I had a "Pedro Ximénez" sherry, and it was lovely, dark and deep.

    Then a couple of weeks ago, at some friends' Italian restaurant, we tried a Malvasia, a red, "frizzante" (semi-sparkling), dessert wine, and that was a very nice introduction to the genre. It was a Malvasia Costelnuovo Don Bosco "Annalisa"; I tried to find a Malvasia at a local shop, and got some "Ronaldo ReDream", but it didn't have the same complexity as the Annalisa.

    Years ago, we used to get Essensia from the Quady winery in Madera, California ("have some Madeira, my dear"). This fabulous wine is made from the Orange Muscat variety of grape, slightly fortified to about 15%, but it is hard to get on the east coast of the U.S. It has a distinct orange-ish flavor, rich and lush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    The AD584s used in those cheap eBay references are salvaged from equipment. That's actually a plus since this means they're nicely aged, and hence already did all their drifting (most of which occurs in the first few months of powered operation). The only open question is whether or not the calibration values the seller gives are fake or not. I trust the ones that are hand-written on the boards themselves. I used to do something similar back when I was making LED drivers. I wrote the measured drive current directly on the board. I don't trust anyone who gives a printed slip of paper. That's mostly the China sellers.

    Anyway, if your Fluke checked out at ±1 in the least significant digit that's great news. It just supports what I said. If you buy decent DMMs, they won't drift enough to matter. The Harbor Freight stuff of course is different. I never use them for anything critical. Mostly I use them for stuff like checking batteries where it doesn't matter if the meter is a few tenths of a percent off.
    I'm not expecting all that much for $18, but the comparison with the Fluke is unlikely to be just luck. It has a label with handwritten foreign (Chinese?) voltages.
    I may buy a 60,000 count meter later on, but the schedules are so hectic now that I probably should wait until after November 9.
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    Dessert Wines

    Well, the "Pedro Ximénez" sherry would usually be quite a bit more than $18, retail, due to the additional processing involved.
    Quote Originally Posted by https://www.sherry.wine/sherry-wine/naturally-sweet/pedro-ximenez
    Pedro Ximénez is obtained from the overly ripe grapes of the same name which are dried in the sun to obtain a must with an exceptionally high concentration of sugar. Its ageing process, which is exclusively oxidative, gives the wine a progressive aromatic concentration and greater complexity, whilst fully preserving the characteristc[sic] freshness of the variety.
    I don't know how the "(Chinese?) voltages" come into the process, though.

    But I thought of a great advertising slogan after I heard that brand name, "If it works right, you know it's a Fluke."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I'm not expecting all that much for $18, but the comparison with the Fluke is unlikely to be just luck. It has a label with handwritten foreign (Chinese?) voltages.
    I may buy a 60,000 count meter later on, but the schedules are so hectic now that I probably should wait until after November 9.
    Now it all makes sense. You're using your DMM to measure wine. Clearly some imbibing has been going on.

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    There is something wrong with my replies. The threads are mixed up. I'm not sure about Chinese numbering, but the numbers are not formed the way I expect. It could be a Bulgarian I suppose.

    My tastes generally transitioned from sweet to savory in the 1980s for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Now it all makes sense. You're using your DMM to measure wine. Clearly some imbibing has been going on.
    DMMs are great tools to measure the quality of wine. The capacitance and resistance of wine is crucial, sometimes even the inductance. Fine wines have fairly low resistance, fairly high capacitance, and sometimes exhibit measurable inductance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    DMMs are great tools to measure the quality of wine. The capacitance and resistance of wine is crucial, sometimes even the inductance. Fine wines have fairly low resistance, fairly high capacitance, and sometimes exhibit measurable inductance.
    How would wine have a measurable inductance? You could probably measure the pH with a probe, but most DMMs are not set up for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    DMMs are great tools to measure the quality of wine. The capacitance and resistance of wine is crucial, sometimes even the inductance. Fine wines have fairly low resistance, fairly high capacitance, and sometimes exhibit measurable inductance.
    How would wine have a measurable inductance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    How would wine have a measurable inductance? You could probably measure the pH with a probe, but most DMMs are not set up for that.
    I obviously was playing on what SD said. It's all tougue-in-cheek. Wines definitely would have measurable resistivity but I doubt that correlates much with taste. However, they certainly do have a fairly low resistance to preventing people from drinking them, and a fairly high capacitance to get people drunk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    I obviously was playing on what SD said. It's all tougue-in-cheek. Wines definitely would have measurable resistivity but I doubt that correlates much with taste. However, they certainly do have a fairly low resistance to preventing people from drinking them, and a fairly high capacitance to get people drunk.
    Have you measured conductance of the wine (µS)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Have you measured conductance of the wine (µS)?
    No, but I think I'll try next time I have some.
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