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Old 01-15-2010, 03:22 AM   #11
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My grandpa used to add salt to his beer and said it made it taste better. Baking Soda increases alkalinity AND adds salt. Maybe there is something to it. Grandpa drank a lot of beer!


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Old 01-15-2010, 04:01 PM   #12
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Table salt will reduce the bitterness of the beer. This is a big part of what salt does in cooking. For a fun experiment, taste some tonic water, then lick a bunch of salt and re-taste the tonic water. With enough salt you can totally negate the bitterness of the quinine and then you'll realize just how much sugar is in the tonic water.
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