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beer saved the world

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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If this has been previously posted. My bad. I was watching mindless TV the other night and it was mentioned that if it wasn’t for beer civilization would not have made it! I looked around the internet and it really does make sense that drinking water in populated areas was simple math for disease but drinking distilled water in beer killed off the bacteria!! It's kind of a juvenile subject matter but interesting and funny to say the least!
I often wondered what old beer tasted like , has anyone out there ever tried old recipes? I wonder what beer makers of old would think of bud light to natty light now!!
Again if this was been posted before whatever.....I’m typing just to type ....cheers




posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Iran needs some beer right now. Maybe that will help them chill out.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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reply to post by saintsjunky
 


Heres my view.

I love how they pushed this poison amongst the people to dumb society down. AND IT WORKED

I know I will get bashed but I dont care. Alcohol will destroy more than it does not.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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as a brit who's tasted american beer i'd say that probably you would be accused of shipping water as beer given the lack of taste american beer has compared to european beer

and for flavour the trapist beers are the best



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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No no no its like this

Beer+person + vehicle =death



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Alcohol Kills.

Cannabis Heals.

Man Created Alcohol

Mother Nature Created Cannabis

I Know Who I Trust.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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Actually mother nature created alcohol too.

And US domestic beers suck, at least the mass produced ones. If you want good American beer (it exists!) you need to focus on microbreweries and craft beers.

Alcohol is not the bane of man's existence. Those who suffer from alcoholism would be suffering from something else if alcohol wasn't available to them. You know the saying "guns don't kill people blah blah blah?"

Well the same goes for alcohol. People make decisions, not inanimate objects. Hate the player, not the game. I'm sure there are plenty more cliches I could drop but I'll leave it at this.

Oh and beer is wonderful!



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:15 PM
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I saw that documentary on Netflix. Was it worth the watch?



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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reply to post by TinkerHaus
 


i agree that brand x beers suck for the most part( i am guilty of killing a 6 pack of budlight watching football) but here are my favs:
1) alaskan amber
2)shinerbock
3) abita amber
4)yuengling
5) coors original ( sorry had to )



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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there crazy ass pres looks like a younger dos xx's most intersesting man in the world some!!!
when im not making nukes i m drinking beer ...but its always dos xx's



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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the best tasting beer is an ice cold just out of the cooler on a hot muggy day.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:43 PM
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I don't think that Beer would solve that problem....as muslims, they don't drink alcohol anyway.

The ancient Egyptians paid their laborers building the Pyramids in Beer per shift.

We know how drunks tend to fight....maybe it's us who need to simmer down a bit. And drink less ?

How would we behave if a known enemy of ours anchored a nuclear armed aircraft carrier within striking distance of our Nation's Capital ?

Can you imagine that ? We'd be very stressed as a Nation.....and might even resort to threats of force to motivate them them to leave.

But I digress...

....On topic....

Beer as we know it changed after Hops were introduced. .....and later the Czechoslovakians invented golden lighter colored beer....vs the traditional historical dark beers such as Guinness.

Peace



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by nh_ee
reply to post by LonelyGuy
 


I don't think that Beer would solve that problem....as muslims, they don't drink alcohol anyway.

The ancient Egyptians paid their laborers building the Pyramids in Beer per shift.

We know how drunks tend to fight....maybe it's us who need to simmer down a bit. And drink less ?

How would we behave if a known enemy of ours anchored a nuclear armed aircraft carrier within striking distance of our Nation's Capital ?

Can you imagine that ? We'd be very stressed as a Nation.....and might even resort to threats of force to motivate them them to leave.

But I digress...

....On topic....

Beer as we know it changed after Hops were introduced. .....and later the Czechoslovakians invented golden lighter colored beer....vs the traditional historical dark beers such as Guinness.

Peace


For those who care, the various styles in beer like the light beers that came from the Pilsen area of Czechoslovakia, or the dark beers from Ireland, came into being because of the different water profiles available in the area. Darker beers require a higher starting water pH when brewing because the dark grains have a lot of "buffering" power and lower the pH of a mash quickly - while lighter colored grains have less buffering power and need a lower starting pH to hit the target zone (5.2 - 5.4).

The water in the Pilsen area is very soft, with very little mineral content. It's so soft that there isn't enough calcium and magnesium in the water to promote healthy yeast so they had to come up with creative methods of mashing to get a drinkable brew. This is where decoction mashing came from.

The water in Dublin, on the other hand, is the opposite with high bicarbonate content and lots of dissolved solids. Roasted, dark grains work well with this water for the above mentioned reasons.

When these beers were conceived, brewers had no idea about water chemistry, pH, the importance of yeast or hops (originally used as a preservative, the desirable flavors of hops came about after the practical uses did.) But they did realize they ended up with a better product, for example, in Ireland when adding darker grains to the mash.

At one point yeast was banned in beer when Reinheitsgebot was declared in Germany. The story goes that the upper classes were using all of the wheat to make beer and the peasants were starving because of this. Germany made it law that beer could use only barley, hops and water to make beer. They had no idea that yeast was a vital ingredient to the fermentation of alcohol. Fortunately in these days, yeast cultures had evolved for use in beer and already existed on the mash paddles and other equipment of the brewers.

ETA: I forgot the most important part! The upper classes for the most part ignored Reinheitsgebot and the peasants continued to starve. This serves as evidence of just how wonderfully tasty a good Bavarian brew can be!


Anyway, thought I'd throw some anecdotal jibberish out there to waste some time. Hope it's not too off topic!


Prost!


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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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If it wasn't for climate change Europeans wouldn't have masterd beer as we know it today.( Though Oz makes the best beer now
and no I don't mean that fosters crap) Europe was too cold for grapes at some stage so wine wasn't a good bet so they had to produce sterner stuff.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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If it wasnt for fosters and those giant cans sold so cheap i would have never mastered the art of drinking beer in my younger days !!!!!! fosters.... australian for beer



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by saintsjunky
reply to post by steveknows
 


If it wasnt for fosters and those giant cans sold so cheap i would have never mastered the art of drinking beer in my younger days !!!!!! fosters.... australian for beer


Fosters....Australian for crap
You don't realise that they had to sell it overseas and cheap because no one drinks it here. If you want the best Aussie beer VB! , Tooheys is second, you have to come to Aus. Though I think they export it to England as well.



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