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Hacks related to preserving, storing, and drinking beverages.

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How to mark beverage cans in a cooler for a blind person?

I am travelling with a totally blind diabetic, and a cooler full of beverages (soda). Most of the beverages are diet, but a couple have sugar to treat low blood sugar. The blind person must be able ...
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What can be used ( instead of / for ) a plastic straw?

A lot of beverages are difficult to drink without a straw such as smoothies and drinks with crushed ice to name two. If you're confined to a bed, that's another accessibility issue. Plastic straws ...
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How to force myself to drink more water?

Drinking water is important, don't think I need to explain that. And many times I just forget to drink enough during the day, usually when occupied at work, which is not so good. So, are there any ...
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How to remove burnt coffee from the bottom of a coffeepot?

The coffee burnt onto the bottom of my coffeepot, and I can't find a method to get it clean. Is there any way to do that?
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Which foods or drinks reduce headache?

Which type of food or drinks reduce headache quickly?
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Would it give me some legal trouble if I use a flask to drink non-alcohol liquid in public?

I moved to Wisconsin about a year ago. Given time constraint, so far I found no suitable container to carry water or coffee around with me outside. I found that a flask is classy and convenient. But I ...
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Keeping Canned Drinks Cold without Using Ice or Electricity

What's a good way to keep your canned beverage cold - without the use of ice or anything that requires some sort of power source (such as a refrigerator)? We've all been there - in a long road trip, ...
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How can I clean a double-layer tea filter?

I have a double-layer tea filter like this one: I use it to filter rooibos tea, which can have very fine particles. The problem I have is that over time, many tiny particles have become trapped ...
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How to dry a champagne glass?

How to properly dry a champagne glass like this one: The problem is that I can't place them in my washing machine because they get damaged sometimes by the machine. I can't fit my hand in it as well ...
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Open a bottle without bending the cap

Given a bottle that has a non-twist metallic cap (e.g. on a beer bottle), is there a way to remove the cap and end up with it not being bent? Could it be removed without being bent? Or is there a way ...
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How to prevents my kittens from putting nose in my coffee

I tend to enjoy what are effectivly a solutions of various poisons in water (AKA tea, coffee and coffee with milk). They are not exactly healthy for my babies so I need to have constant vigilance. Is ...
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How to make milk (cardboard container) ice cold fast?

For me, it's impossible to drink milk without it being cold. And sometimes, I'm about to enjoy a bowl of cereal and milk, but I find out there's no milk in the fridge, which means I have to get one ...
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How can you estimate the fill-state of an opaque bottle?

One of my favorite alcoholic beverages (Baileys Irish Cream) comes in bottles which are completely black. The bottle is so opaque you can't see the content even when holding it in front of a strong ...
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How to restore fizz drink (eg. cola) after accidentally freezing it?

I like my Coca-Cola cold, so I often put it in the freezer for twenty minutes - yes, I'm impatient. But I'm also forgetful, so it happened several times that the cola got frozen. When this happens to ...
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How can i prevent a drinking glass from getting knocked over?

In really rare case when i use a drinking glass on my desk (often I just use bottles) I accidently push it with my elbow, or my cat does it and I need to clean my desk or keyboard. That happens ...
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How to get most of my free drink? [closed]

I feel we all have been in similar situation: I am at a restaurant on my lunch break. The waiter tells me, that if I buy soup + main dish combo, I get a free drink. Obviously, I agree with this. But ...
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Making the most of a mug that can't be put in the microwave or diswasher

My sister got me a pretty cool mug(R2D2 mug, had to tell!) and I absolutely love it, I read at the bottom of it that it can't be put in the microwave nor the dishwasher, not sure why but something ...
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How to quickly thaw accidentally frozen milk?

Some spots in my refrigerator are colder than others, and sometimes I accidentally put milk in a spot that is cold enough to freeze it. Now I have a gallon or half-gallon of frozen milk, and want to ...
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How can I keep sparkling beverages the fizziest as possible?

I thoroughly dislike to drink beverages supposed to be sparkling once they have become still. Apparently there's no definitive solution to this. Inevitabily the bottle will be moved (repeatedly) ...
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Practical method to form/shape nalgene bottle

About a year ago, I lost my Eddie Bauer water bottle, similar to this one: I've been trying to find a replacement, but it seems they've discontinued the model. With that in mind, I'm planning on ...
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Things that I can use in my office to remove the strong smell in my tumbler

As the title says, how can I easily remove the strong coffee smell in my tumbler? Most of the time I used this tumbler for coffee here in my office,but there are also times that I want it to used in ...
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Make icepacks for a coolbag/coolbox

I'd like to make some extra icepacks to put in my coolbag. The 2 commercial icepacks it comes with don't maintain the temperature for long enough, so I've tried supplementing them with plastic bottles ...
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How can I save a beer when it's about to overflow? [closed]

Over on the Beer StackExchange page, I just read this question, which asks why a common beer prank causes a very sudden mess. Now having read the answers on that page, the next time someone taps a ...
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How to transport single servings of powdered drink mixes

There are lots of drink mixes that come in powdered form: protein powders, meal replacement shake mixes, etc. Usually these come in a big container of powder with a little scoop, and you scoop out ...
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Faster ways of placing cans in the fridge?

When buying soda or beer, it usually takes some time and effort in taking out the cans from the cardboard box and placing them neatly in your fridge. Instead of just taking out one can at a time and ...
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How to open a beverage can that has a broken tab?

I believe using force is not an option as it contains carbonated beverage.
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How to transport liquids without spilling?

My question is as simple as it sounds. With the liquid filled to the top of an open container; How to transport liquids in open containers without spilling? Specifically if I prepare myself a ...
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How to keep a mug on the desk warm?

Every time when I make a tea or coffee especially in winter time, it's get cold very quickly. How I can keep my hot beverage warm long enough to enjoy my drink? Please keep in mind, that I don't ...
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Make coffee with no coffee filters?

I woke up this morning to no filters for our coffee maker. We use standard sized basket type filters: Any thoughts on what could be used to replace the filter? I could resort to seeping the loose ...
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How to improvise a mesh tea strainer or filter?

My metal mesh tea strainer rusted so I discarded it, but I have failed to find a replacement strainer because this teapot was likely purchased overseas. This differs from my other question because I'...
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How to steep but separate leaves in a teapot without a mesh strainer?

My metal mesh tea strainer rusted so I discarded it, but I have failed to find a replacement strainer because this teapot was likely purchased overseas. In a teapot, how else can I filter the tea ...
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What kind of stone may be used for whiskey rocks?

Whiskey rocks are 1" cubes of rock designed to be placed in the freezer, and added to a drink to chill it without diluting. They are typically sold at exorberant prices for what is essentially ...
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How to boil milk without a pot?

How to boil milk for a cup of coffee without a pot? Kettle sounds reasonable, but it's difficult to clean it after use.
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How to prevent soda from fizzing upon opening

When I open up a can of soda, sometimes it sprays it everywhere. I am not the owner of this photo; credit- WikiHow How do I prevent this? Things I have already tired: Tapping the top of the can. ...
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How can I quickly cool a water bottle?

Sometimes I only have 10-15 minutes and I have a water bottle out, but it's near room temperature. I need it to be near freezing, but I don't have time to do anything. Usually I will just put it in ...
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How can I quickly cool coffee to a drinkable temperature?

Most of the time before going to work I really enjoy eating my breakfast while watching some documentary, but then I notice that I am quite late so I will hurry to eat my breakfast. Then the problem ...
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How can I stop my straw rising?

When drinking a fizzy drink from a glass with a straw the straw often rises and sometimes falls out. What can I do to stop this? I can hold the straw down with my hand, but some times I need to use ...
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How do I open a bottle without a bottle opener?

There are times, when out camping, that a beverage is trapped in a capped bottle and I don't have an opener. How do I open the bottle, preferably with some item I might have in my pockets?
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What is the quickest way to cool down a room-temperature drink without pouring it over ice?

I just bought box of Coca-Cola cans that have not been refrigerated. I have a group of people coming over soon, and I want the Cokes to be cold by the time the group arrives. What is the best method ...