10 most difficult alcohol riddlesAlcohol quiz
What does synthesis gas (water gas) consist of?
oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2)
methane (CH4) and water (H2O)
carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2)
carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2)
Water gas is a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced from synthesis gas. Synthesis gas is a useful product, but requires careful handling due to its flammability and the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The water-gas shift reaction can be used to reduce the carbon monoxide while producing additional hydrogen, resulting in water gas.
Which beverage is prepared in a similar way to a Japanese sake?
The popular term "rice wine" is a misnomer. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by means of a brewing process more like that of beer. Thus, sake is technically "rice beer" rather than "rice wine."
Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?
that depends on the temperature
Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver.
Which saint is a patron of brewers?
Saint Arnulf of Metz
Saint Alcmund of Hexham
Saint Atto of Pistoia
Saint Amand of Bordeaux
Saint Arnulf of Metz (c. 582 – 640 AD) was a Frankish bishop of Metz and advisor to the Merovingian court of Austrasia, who retired to the Abbey of Remiremont. This bishop became famous by miraculous reproduction of beer in south France. Also he is author of prayer to beer.
What liquor is particularly famous for its durability? (samples from the Napoleonic era are still in use)
original champagne from Champagne
Madeira is a fortified wine made in the Portuguese Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa. To prevent the wine from spoiling, neutral grape spirits were added. Today, Madeira is noted for its unique winemaking process which involves heating the wine.
Which of the following is a bottom-fermented beer?
Baltic Porter is a very high alcohol, sweet, robust porter that originated in the Baltic states. Baltic Porter reflects both the character of original British Porters and the character of sweeter, highly alcoholic Russian Imperial Stouts.
Which brewery was founded by Fritz Maytag?
Anchor Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Frederick Louis "Fritz" Maytag III is the former owner of Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco. His revival of Anchor Steam beer inspired many other brewers to follow, and he is often considered the father of modern microbreweries.
Which of these stages of beer production is the last?
Filtration of the mash
Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. Beer is brewed from cereal grains — most commonly from malted barley, though wheat, maize (corn), and rice are also used. During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation in the resulting beer.
Where does the calvados brandy come from?
Calvados is distilled from cider made from specially grown and selected apples. It is not uncommon for a calvados producer to use over 100 specific varieties of apples, which are either sweet, tart or bitter, the latter being inedible.