In honor of the 21st amendment, without which many of the experiments we have conducted thus far would be illegal, we decided to perform an experiment involving Gin, the most popular liquor during prohibition.
Here at the primary testing facility, it’s no secret that we like red meat. So, when we found standing rib-roasts on sale shortly before Thanksgiving, we couldn’t resist doing a science to one of them (getting two for control, seemed a bit excessive).
Roast recipes have always seemed to be a bit of a dark art, with mysterious temperature changes in the middle, cooking times based on mass rather than linear dimensions. These peculiar practices seem to produce delicious results, and presumably have something to do with how heat flows into the meat during cooking. In this post we hope to shed some light on how heat flows through a roast.
In this taste-test: does aged lemon juice really taste better than fresh squeezed?
In this mini-taste-test: which apple-liquor makes the best Jack Rose!
What happens when you’ve run one too many oceanography demos and like beer? This:
Sometimes, science just doesn’t go as planned….
While some whisky aficionados may prefer to drink their high end single malt whiskys neat, here at the Doing Science to Stuff headquarters, we tend to prefer our whisky on the rocks. This unfortunately dilutes the whisky considerably. As we have previously mentioned, the shape of ice can influence both the amount of dilution, and the amount of cooling when using ice. But what about cooling methods that don’t involve the melting of ice?
It is summer, and warm temperatures come with warnings about the dangers of parked cars and how quickly they heat up.
And now for something a bit different; plant sex! Part 1: background information.
Recently we acquired a set of spherical ice molds at the primary testing facility. While the idea of spherical ice is exciting all by itself, the packaging for the molds makes several bold claims about the properties of spheres. Having all of the equipment on hand to test those claims, we decided to do science to them.