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« on: September 29, 2005, 08:15:58 PM »

I was just curious as to what the beekeeper's choice alcoholic beverages are.  I'm a beer man typically Molson Canadian or any imported lager, but I am also partial to some PA beers such as Pocono, Appalacian, and Yuengling.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 09:31:34 PM »

Beer for this beekeeper Smiley

And I like a PA beer also. Stoney's,
from the Jones Brewing Company.
I only had it once but it was good.
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 07:27:40 AM »

Quote from: manowar422
Beer for this beekeeper Smiley

And I like a PA beer also. Stoney's,
from the Jones Brewing Company.
I only had it once but it was good.


Very familiar with Stoney's.  A case of 16 oz. returnable bottles for $5.  Then I went upscale and switched to Iron City.  Don't so it anymore, though.

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2005, 10:54:49 AM »

>I was just curious as to what the beekeeper's choice alcoholic beverages are.

Is none a choice?
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2005, 10:55:30 AM »

Hefeweisen or Porter  Highland single malts
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 11:55:11 AM »

Cheap beer is good to kill slugs in the garden.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2005, 12:32:54 AM »

Special occassion dinner with my wife Post Family wine (one of Arkansas' wineries).  

    When the urge stricks and I'm not on meds (LOL FOF) then a single malt or Dickel #8 (I think the other is rot gut nasty tasting).

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2005, 11:33:07 AM »

I thought of a Bumper Sticker (or teeshirt) saying lately while brainstorming for product ideas for Beemaster's Online Store (coming soon) and one idea was "Beekeepers put the Bee in Beer!" Thought it was cute, still do Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2005, 08:42:31 PM »

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 Cheesy I like that.  I'd buy one.

WTG for all the PA beer drinkers!
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2005, 09:05:31 PM »

BTW....

I was going to mention and then got side tracked (my middle name) and moved off topic, I like three beers 1) Yingling Lager 2) Molson Ice and 3) Becks Dark.

In the much much HARDER department, I'm a Long Island Iced Tea person "IF" the bartender makes them right. I find the ones that taste BOOZIE are NOT for me - I like a smooth and Summery tasting drink that goes down smooth and doesn't make me feel like I'm TRYING to get wasted by slopping a lot of drinks together.

P.S.  Thanks for the TEE-SHIRT okie-dokie, I have a really cute worker bee riding a motor-cycle chopper (no kidding here either) and the "Bee in Beer logo works very well with this one cheesy

Update: just incase you are all following along, I've got several images had drawn and just need to JPEG them up and size them right with the right fonts. MOST of the Online sites that do shirts, cups, bumper-stickers, etc., have got minimum counts that are totally impractical for my wallet.

So, I'll be going local and try to work up a co-operative deal with the printer, keeping them totally involved with my goals and the needs of the people who wish to purchase any of my unique beekeeper related FUN gear.

Not to forget, I still hope to have a Beemaster Forum Regional Camping Weekend as soon as next year - we had some serious interest in THAT, so I think it might be a fun time and a chance to display a tableful of products that have srpouted from the mildly twisted mind of the Beemaster  shocked

P.S. again..... I hope Beth is doing okay, haven't heard from her in a while. If anyone has - let me know Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2005, 09:27:22 PM »

Beer only for me. Every now and then I really appreciate a pale ale,preferably an India Pale Ale(no particular name brand) because this type of brew has a very strong hoppy,bitter flavor unique among beers.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2005, 08:56:36 PM »

i go for the craft beers that are produced in my own area or make a pretty good scottish style ale,  i'm suprised no one has mentioned mead which is why i got interested in this whole topic (bee keeping) in the first place
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2005, 05:29:12 AM »

Have never tasted mead.  Thought it was primarily a drink from the past days of my Norwegian ancestory and basically unavailable anymore unless I want to go to Scandinavia.

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2005, 08:16:59 PM »

Any cold beer will do me fine.  Or a Guiness.
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005, 07:56:56 PM »

Beemaster, is there any way we can get an early look at the images you have or are you going to ceremonily unveil them at a major awards show in L.A.?  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2005, 04:36:21 PM »

you can still make a good mead if you have acess to good honey there are recipes available at any homebrew supply and recently have started seeing a few comercial lables in the wine section of larger better stocked liquor stores,  dont go for the cheap ones you'll be disapointed.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2005, 02:51:08 PM »

About the Artwork...

I'll dig out my scanner and hookup to the new computer or just take a few photos of the artwork with the digital camera - there are 4 primary designs which work well on teeshirts and 3 of those on cups/mugs.

I'm just getting to my job now and won't be on the computer tonight, hopefully tomorrow I'll get the images done. I've always had a talent for comical artwork and these look pretty good Smiley The workerbee design is the common theme between the images - one on a motorcycle (chopper actually) two workers on a flower talking, a third in an Army outfit and the forth a 3D looking bee looking upward as if looking right into a camera lens.

I'll get them up as soon as I get a chance, I look forward to opions...
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2005, 03:28:22 PM »

Am I right in thinking you americans call "lager", beer? And that you don't have real beer (i.e. ale) there at all?

Have you lot ever heard of Michael Jackson? No, not that one, the famous beer drinker?

He has a great website Here

Ahh, I've poked about a bit further, apparently this lot  "Brooklyn Brewery's East India Pale Ale, with arousingly fresh hop flavors. " make some of the real stuff. Anyone had any?

My favourite beer is Harveys

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The name of Harvey has long been associated with the supply of beers, wines and spirits in Sussex. Records of 1794 recall the delivery of Old Red Port, Sherry and Claret within a twenty mile radius of the medieval town of Lewes. However, it was under the management of John Harvey (1784-1862) that the Bridge Wharf Brewery was established on its present site by the River Ouse, overlooking Cliffe Bridge, Lewes.

In 1880 part of the original Georgian Brewery was rebuilt and this portion, the Tower and Brew House, dominates the scene from Cliffe Bridge. This is a beautiful example of a country brewery in Victorian Gothic Design. Behind it stands the other half of the brewery, the Georgian fermenting room, cellars and Vat House. The fermenting room and cellars structurally have remained unchanged although they now house modern plant and equipment. The same applies to the Brew House, but the Vat House has now been converted into a modern bottling hall.

In 1984 a second brewing line was completed, doubling the production capacity from 25,000 to 50,000 barrels a year. The building for this new plant has been added in front of the Tower in a similar Gothic style, right down to the arched ironwork window.

Today, Harveys remains an independent, family company with a seventh generation of Harvey's descendants involved in its affairs. Selecting the finest quality Pale and Mild Ale malts, together with the choicest Kent and Sussex hops, brewing from our own fresh spring water, and a yeast which has remained unchanged in the brewery for four decades, has resulted in a range of beers which have delighted the people of Sussex and neighbouring counties for many years.

And I drink it in here, as its on the way home from my hives. I always stop for a beekeepers half (i.e. half a pint), on my way home.

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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2006, 12:28:45 PM »

any barley malt fermented beverage is called beer in america,  very few large comercial brewerys make ales but there is a growing number of small "micro-brewerys" that make very good ales all across the country
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2006, 05:03:14 PM »

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beer gives me a headache.  i like tequila!
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2006, 06:18:36 PM »

Belevedre vodka (chilled and neat)

Stag's Leap wines are some of my favorites.
and Yes I will drink Merlot. However I prefer a cabernet or a bouredoux. Dry wines are prefered , sweet wines and ports are not to my taste. I like wine with a nice dinner.

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Sierra Nevada (excellent brewery) and one of the few american beers I like .
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2006, 09:38:39 AM »

Beer:

Sam Adams
Murphy's
Smithwicks
Bass
Harp

Wine:
Yellow Tail Cab/Merlot
Ruffino Chianti Riserva Ducale
Red Truck

Don't drink much liquor, but I won't pass up a nice single malt scotch, or Power's Irish Whiskey.
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2006, 09:53:42 AM »

beer and wine for me.
Bud Ice for beer.
I prefer red wine like Pinot (Meridian), Shiraz (Yellow Tail).
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2006, 04:37:32 AM »

I'll drink anything that's liquid and non-alcholic.  I've scraped too may dead drunks from out of mangled metal containers to imbibe.
Me give me Gator-aid or give me death--it balances my electrolites and actually aides my diabetes (another good reason for not imbibing).
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2007, 11:01:10 AM »

pa there are a few good meaderys around now and you can get some commercial meads in the wine section of larger liquor stores but by far the most popular (and best tasting) source of mead is home brewing!
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007, 12:27:14 PM »

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    I have a question about pubs and B&B's and their drafts.  Are they more likely to have a local beer or a larger companies beer on tap?  The reason I ask is, a buddy and I were hitchhiking through the U.K. in fall 1982 and we stopped at Norwich, Kings Lynn, Ames and back to Kings Lynn and various points in between.  We spent most time in Kings Lynn and I had a blast.  My buddy actually wound up marrying a woman he met, while we were there, in Ames later on in life.  Anyway the point is that each pub and B&B we stopped at the bitters tasted different in each place.  He mainly drank the lager but he never said anything about the taste, other than to say beer is beer.

    In the seventies I was stationed TDY at RAF Coltishall (I think I spelled it wrong) and noticed then it was different on base opposed to in town.
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2007, 01:19:15 PM »

Making beer and wine is another hobby of mine and as for Mead, I have 5gal of chocolate mead that is done fermenting and clearing as I write this.  I also have a gal of pyment (honey and grape juice) that is about ready to bottle and a gal of melomel(honey w/fruit) in this case it is oranges and raisins.  As for beers I have 5 gal of porter that I just tapped last week and just started a 5 gal batch of india pale ale. To asleitch  Michael jackson ( not the weird-o) is the man that came up with that alfa acid scale for measureing hops along with many other great ideas.
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« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2007, 01:22:44 PM »

My favorite adult beverage:

Mead.  The kind in my basement. grin

My kids like it too rolleyes
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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2007, 02:04:39 PM »

Red wines and beer.
Beer:
Paulaner Heffe weissen- Red stripe , No IPA's as they are to Hoppy, Belgian blondes, Yuengling and  Anchor Steam. Depends on activity and temperature. The more active and hotter , the lighter the beer.

Love experimenting w/ red wines (tasting) and am making my very first batch of a Italian Sangiovese which is in the primary and two gall of mead are in the secondary fermenter. Cant wait to taste!
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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2007, 04:41:28 PM »

In order of preference

 1 - Beer ...... Home made, start in fall w/ales then winter switch to lagers. Lately been experimenting w/late hopping as like it hoppy         but not too bitter
2 - Vodka martinis ....... Wet, not dry and like the polish potato vodkas instead of all the other grain ethanol
3 - Marguiritas ......... Juice of 1 lime, 1tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salr 2oz tequilia, tons of ice (less mix less overhang IMHO)

and occasionally

4a - Whine ....... Home made from pails of fresh juice, Zinfandel blush seems the one that gets done the most
4b - Mead ....... Home made.

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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2007, 05:30:07 PM »

Not much of a drinker here but I do prefer sweet wines. A friend who may be posting on here any day now is almost done with a batch of mead, can't wait to try the finished product. Tried it in the preliminary stages when it was cloudy and very sweet, it was good then. I like a really cold beer every now and then usually a micro brewery type like Sam Adams. Other than that, if I'm in a social setting I like tropical type drinks with rum and fruit juices. A friend's anunt is from Germany and the woman can cook and make anything. I've had her elderberry wine and banana bread on more than one ocassion, fantastic!.
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2007, 07:19:49 PM »

Not a heavy drinker, but when I do partake, I like Crown Royal with a splash of Sprite or 7 Up. If Crown is not available, Segrams V.O. Gold will do just fine.

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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2007, 09:28:11 PM »

  I like Corona, with or without the lime wedge. I used to drink Miller Lite but once I was diagnosed with A-Fib. I quit drinking for awhile. Then, occasionally, I would drink, then have an A-Fib episode. I attributed this to drinking cheap beer So I tried a few different kinds. Corona is what I've settled with now but I cant swill it down like I used to other beers. After laying off every now and then a couple of Coronas really tastes good! It makes me feel good too! Unfortunately, theres a fine line for me between feeling good and ending up in the hospital trying to get my heart rythm back to normal....Shoot, man.....Just talking about this really makes me want one!!
 But, you know what I'm gonna do??
 Go make a nice cold drink of GATORADE!!!...Woo wooo!!! Party time!!...Yep!....I'm the party animal!!! Its not even eight thirty and Im gonna go wash down my ambien and about 4 other medications!!...Then, I'm gonna hop in bed and strap a C-Pap machine to my head(I know some of you know what that is!) And think about a nice, cold Corona...Zzzzzz.....
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2007, 09:33:31 PM »

  Oh yeh....I used to do Crown.
 If you like Crown, you might want to try "Canadian Hunter"....It taste like Crown but costs about the same as Seagrams 7.
 If you like Tequila but not the "Kick of a Horse" try "Tequila Rose".Its kind of a sissy drink but it tastes GREAT!!..Kinda pricey too.
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2007, 10:32:17 PM »

I dont drink all the time, got to sleep some times  Wink  evil  grin , not really,  I drink a little but not much, Beer mostly (Bud light , Michelob , Heineken) but will splurge on the hard stuff on occasion (testing mostly) home made is the best  evil  tongue , and mixed drink of choice is a frozen (Patron) margarita, I'm not a wine drinker at all  Lips Sealed , the best thing to do with wine is make grappa out of it.....
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« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2007, 10:42:18 PM »

I'm a hop head and I like my I. P. A.'s!
I try to drink local beers when I'm out and about.
I make my own beer, ales for the summer and I keg lagers for the winter.
Sometimes I make a ginger beer for Christmas.
Not that sissy summer stuff you make in the fridge with lemon slices, but a real hard core lager with a lot of hops, like in my IPA's, and an equal amount of sliced ginger (not peeled) in the same amount and at the same times as I add my hops - 30 minutes, 15 minutes, and at the end of the boil.
Great cold weather beer.
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« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2007, 10:53:48 PM »

My first favorite is long island ice tea. Second would be rum and last would be beer.
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« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2007, 08:28:28 AM »

John, I know what a c-pac is.  My Brother-in-Law would probably not be alive this day if he didn't have his machine!!!!  I don't know how his wife can stand to sleep with him, but she does, I think it is even like air conditioning for her on a hot summer night.  Beautiful day, great life. Cindi
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« Reply #38 on: December 06, 2007, 05:03:38 PM »

Hey tiapantoo,

Here are a couple of my favorite recipes to try maybe

Ginger Beer 23 Liters

    * 6 lbs. - Light (D)ried (M)alt (E)xtract
    * 1 oz.  - Kent Goldings  (2 min.)
    * 1  - lemon juice ½ zest
    * 1 - lime juice ½ zest
    * 1 Tbsp. - Irish moss
    * 1 kg.  - Fresh ginger root, grated (YES 2.2 lbs.)
    * WYeast #2001 Pilsen Urquel Lager

 

Total Boil 60 minutes

Add D.M.E., 3/4 of the ginger, all the lemon and lime juices (minus zest)

Irish moss last 15 minutes.

Add rest of ginger, last 5 minutes.

Hops and zest, for the last 2 minutes.

Sparge into as cold as possible water. When temperature is down to around 80°F add yeast. After 16-24 hours drop temperature and lager at 40 - 45°F till looks like is settling down. Then rack into secondary and leave till done and clear.

I use glass carboys for primary and secondary fermenters.

Also

This great for hop heads like us (?)

2Kg (4.4lbs) Pale DME
650g (1.5lbs) Honey
1oz choice of hops boil 60 mins
1oz choice of hops boil 30 mins
1Tbsp Irish Moss
1oz choice of hops boil 10 mins
1oz choice of hops boil 2 mins

Wyeast 1056 American Ale

cheers

peter
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« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2007, 07:46:21 AM »

My all time favorite beer has to be Alaskan Amber.
I love Jägermeister!
There's a meadery near by me in Sultan, Wa. called Sky River Brewing that makes an awesome mead.  They offer mead in Sweet, Semi-Sweet, and Dry.  Havent tried the dry yet, but love the semi-sweet.
My wife gave me a home brewing kit for Christmas with all the fixings to make my own batch of mead.  Can't wait!

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« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2007, 08:06:10 AM »

Sean, Alaskan amber sounds nice,ahhh jagermeister, gotta have it colllllllld, just out of the freezer. Let us know how your mead turns out.

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