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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Big Bruno, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Big Bruno

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    Discussion started by Big Bruno - Aug 24, 2003

    In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts, so in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would tell them to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down. That is where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's."

    After consuming a bucket or two of vibrant brew they called aul, or ale, the Vikings would head fearlessly into battle often without armor or even shirts. In fact, the term "berserk" means "bare shirt" in Norse, and eventually took on the meaning of their wild battles.
     
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    In the mid 70's, Australians were the third biggest beer drinkers in the world. In the late 90's, they don't even rank in the top ten.
     
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    atrocks - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    dope thread...

    ....ever notice cashews never come in shells like other nuts?...its because there is an oil that is in the shell that stinks and is reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaally strong.....so if it were up to the consumers to shell them they would have a terribly storng odor from an oil that would be almost impossible to remove from clothes and such.....the oil is in fact so strong that the small amount that resides in the cashews that u buy from the store can help prevent tooth decay....
     
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    BigOatser - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    did you know that kidneys are actually a similar shape to kidney beans? Crazy how that worked out.
     
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    Who was the first American brewer to start his own railroad to deliver his beer?
    Answer: Adolphus Busch of Anheuser Busch
     
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    Big Bruno - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. --Ernest Hemingway
     
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    Big Bruno - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her. --W.C. Fields

    All right, brain, I don't like you and you don't like me - so let's just do this and I'll get back to killing you with beer. --Homer Simpson
     
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    Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get service, resulting in today’s phrase, “Wet your whistle.”

    It was the accepted practice in Babylonia 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the "honey month,” which eventually came to be known as the honeymoon.
     
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    Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn't grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This became known as “rule of thumb.”

    Results published in the Journal of Internal Medicine indicate that male coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who consumed moderate amounts of beer had favorable blood biochemical changes that are considered indicators of CAD prevention.
     
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    atrocks - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    hahaha......

    what famous beer has a hooker on its label?....

    st. pauli girl is a beer tha has a woman serving up beers on its front....its named after the townst. pauli in hamburg germany which is historically a red-light district....so a brew might not be the only thing a st. pauli girl might be servin.....
     
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    atrocks - Replied Aug 24, 2003

    y is the disease cancer named after a constellation

    in ancient greece...hippocrates was examining a woman witha complaint of sore brests...he noticed they had a shape of crab shells...he named them after the greek word for crab but today they are reffered to by their latin name, cancer........so back then it didnt mean the same thing it does now when a woman has crabs....
     
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    -Americans eat 18 acres of pizza a day

    -4 people are killed a year by randomly falling vending machines

    -Right-handed people live an average of 9 years longer than left-handers

    -A pig's orgasm lasts for half an hour

    -An appropriate 69% of all internet content consists of pornographic material

    -Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning

    -The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's

    -The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation

    -The longest place-name still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwenuakitanatahu, a New Zealand hill

    -Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula"
     
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    How a beer is served will affect your perception of it. Your glass should be clean and well-rinsed, with no oil or soap residue. The temperature should be suitable for the particular style you're tasting. North Americans generally drink beer too cold to experience all the flavors and aromas. This is an effective strategy when drinking most big-brewery beers, but diminishes the full flavor of many other beers. Lagers, wheat beers and lighter beers are best served at cooler temperatures, between 3°C and 10°C (35°F-45°F). Ales, particularly English ales, are best appreciated somewhat warmer, at what is known as cellar temperature (10°C-15°C, 40°F-50°F).
    Begin by pouring the beer into your glass and looking at it. Color and clarity are the two first impressions, and both are dependent on the style of beer being tasted. Darker beers are often, though not always, stronger flavored and heavier but some brewers use dark malts in light-tasting beers, and some even use food coloring to make beers look darker. Most beers are intended to be clear, but some wheat beers or unfiltered beers should have a cloudiness to them. Chill haze looks like yeast in suspension, but disappears when the beer warms.
    Before the head disappears, smell the beer. It is largely the head that releases the aromas of the beer. Listen to the head after pouring. A fizzy, popping head which quickly disappears indicates less malt and more sugars in the brew, and excessive carbonation, which leads to a sour-tasting beer.
    Next, take a sip of the beer, holding it in your mouth and swishing it around your tongue before swallowing. Are the flavors in balance? Is the sweetness of the malt matched by bitterness from the hops? What taste sensations make up the flavor? Does the first impression change as you savor the beer, and does it leave a pleasant aftertaste or finish? Take another sip and do the same again. Some beers take a couple of swallows to fully experience all the flavors. How does the beer feel in your mouth? Thick or thin, creamy or cloying? Fizzy, flat, or zestfully effervescent?
     
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    what? i thought it was because well you whistle with your mouth so your mouth is your whistel and you wet it. i think you made that up. :dazed:
     
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    How to properly pour beer is a matter of heated debate for some. Here’s one method: Hold the bottle and glass almost horizontally when you start pouring. Tilt the glass and begin pouring the beer down the side. This helps keep the carbon dioxide in the glass and maintains flavor.

    When the bottle is half poured, straighten the glass and pour into the centre until the foam nears the top of the glass. Leave just enough space for the foam to rise to the lip of the glass.
     
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