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Old 07-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #11
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Alcohol is an antiseptic. Anything over 20 proof or so will kill bacteria. (My estimate on the 10%, I am not an authoritative source.)
Actually, some bacteria can thrive in even a 15-20% alcoholic beverage. Consider wine, which contains active cultures of lactic acid bacteria. But none of them are pathogenic. If the alcohol level is above 20%, it should be fine. I'd be more concerned with the taste.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:19 AM   #12
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Actually, some bacteria can thrive in even a 15-20% alcoholic beverage. Consider wine, which contains active cultures of lactic acid bacteria.
yup, then you just have some artisan crafted, boutique home-made vinegar! lol
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #13
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Safe to drink and tasty to drink are two different things. If the containers aren't bulging and no one cares what the stuff tastes like, it probably OK to drink. Canned milk sometimes causes a can to bulge and is probably not safe. I think the dairy mixes would be tossed from my Grandma's shed.
Grandma is going to "make some one drink"?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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What about alcohol like peach flavored brandy or Kahlua French Vanilla liqueur(40 proof)? Would those be safe or not?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #16
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What about alcohol like peach flavored brandy or Kahlua French Vanilla liqueur(40 proof)? Would those be safe or not?
I would think both would be alright. Peach Brandy is just brandy with peach flavoring added, and I don't believe the Kahlua has anything in it with a short shelf life.
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I would think both would be alright. Peach Brandy is just brandy with peach flavoring added, and I don't believe the Kahlua has anything in it with a short shelf life.
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Not like Baileys, Amarula, Advocaat, rompope, or other drinks with dairy included.
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