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Old 03-08-2015, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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If you have a freezing day, a powerful desire to get drunk as quickly as possible, and a bunch of beer, here's a way to increase the concentration of alcohol in your brew. Learn about jacking. Yes, it's called that.

In the old days, people were even more interested in getting drunk than we are now, but had less legal resources to do it.

​You Can Make Beer More Alcoholic By Freezing It
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yeah, applejack was a big thing in puritan New England. When I make ciders, I usually end up jacking most of it.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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This is how they make "Ice" beer which is normally way higher in alcohol than regular beer. It makes sense, you are skimming off the water and making the remaining liquid less diluted thus higher in ABV.

Ice beer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Good idea if you care more about alcohol content than taste.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Simple logic: you are not creating more alcohol. You are only increasing the volume of alcohol by decreasing the overall volume of liquid, you are not making more of it. If you had 100 yellow LEGO bricks and 1000 red LEGO bricks, and removed the red bricks, you still only have 100 yellow bricks displacing the same space. Despite what some will tell you, alcohol absorbs into the bloodstream at a constant rate. The reason why shots effect us "faster" is because of the overall amount alcohol consumed at once whereas for a beer, the beer is consumed slowly (or slower) over a longer period of time. Shotgun a Bud and you will feel the same effect as a shot.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Good idea if you care more about alcohol content than taste.
Eisbocks are pretty good:

Eisbock | BeerAdvocate
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Old 04-11-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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I'd just add a glug of vodka if I wanted to increase the alcohol content of a drink.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Ice beer made a run in the 80s.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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If you're worried about your beer being more alcoholic you may be an alcoholic..... Or homeless. Seriously just drink an extra beer if your that worried about it.

I've left a few beers outside at -40f up here in Alaska. Nothing is worse than wanting a cold beer when you get home and having them be frozen solid beyond belief .
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:05 AM
 
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I would rather put it in the freezer just long enough to make a beer slushie.
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