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08-17-2001, 12:58 AM
I feel your pain. I'm slightly lactose intolerant. I can eat cheeses and have some half-and-half in my coffee but I can't chug a glass of milk without having problems.
So every time I get a craving for a glass of milk I drown my sorrow by drinking one or two bottles of my favorite beer.
It's funny how well substituting like this works. The more beer I drink, the less I miss milk.
When you crave a beer you could substitute by drinking a glass of nice cold milk. Do you think that will take care of your craving?
[This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 04-20-2004).]
Stouts generaly finish out to a final gravity of about 1.015 and up. Ales typicaly go to around 1.010.
The differance is that most stouts when properly dispensed is done so through a special tap that infuses nitrogen as well as the natural CO2 that is already in the beer. The ratio I believe is 25% nitrogen and 75% CO2. That is what gives Guinness Stout it's creamy head. This lets the stout exist in the glass at a lesser gravity than the lighter colored ale. Guinness and Bass Ale are both Ales.
Any one elce here homebrew? I've got 10 gallons of great beer fermenting now. Getting ready for summer.
Regarding the "Black and tan"... half Guinness Stout, half Bass Pale Ale. How are the ingredients poured so the liquids to settle into two distinct layers?
Pour the heavier of the two first. (Most likely the stout) Next, you must hold a spoon upside down with the tip of the spoon touching the inside of the glass just above the present fluid level. Then pour the ale over the inverted spoon very slowly, and keep the spoon moving up the side of the glass as you go.
I do wish that discussion of beer, ale, stout and related beverages would be kept on boards dedicated to those topics. I have not had a beer in near on twenty years due to a medical condition called gluten intolerance. To even hear of such heavenly delights is to cause me great anguish. Please refrain from such torture of your fellow man in the future, even if unintended, PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU... AAARRRGGGHHH.
Arbo, thank you for the tip, I'm going to give it a try. Evan, sorry this topic activated your beer glands. Perhaps you can find succor in some good food.
04-18-2004, 09:26 AM
The Bass Ale is poured first, it is actually more dense then the stoudt. Another thing you may not have heard of, Guiness has fewer calories then light beer.
04-18-2004, 09:33 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
I do wish that discussion of beer, ale, stout and related beverages would be kept on boards dedicated to those topics. I have not had a beer in near on twenty years due to a medical condition called gluten intolerance. To even hear of such heavenly delights is to cause me great anguish. Please refrain from such torture of your fellow man in the future, even if unintended, PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU... AAARRRGGGHHH.</font>
Think I'll go to the fridge and and pop open a Leinenkugal dark cream ale. In a mug not a pint glass. It has a nice light crisp start with just a little sweet hoppy aftertaste.
Yes. Sadly, Evan. I am evil.
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mbensema:
Guiness has fewer calories then light beer.</font>
That affirms what I saw on TV the other night. "The Thirsty Traveler" did a show about stout, and they said a pint of stout has less calories than a simular quantity of skim milk or orange juice. It is also full of anti-oxidants, more so than even red wine from what I've read.
04-18-2004, 03:40 PM
While laying an enormous tile floor at a friend's house, we were reading the bags of grout when we came across a term that neither of us had ever heard of, "slake" The bags read something to the effect "Let grout slake for 15 minutes." We interpreted this quite correctly as leave the stuff alone for a while and go get a beer. It is often that Rick and I get together just to slake. We find that this term can apply any time even if you have no tiles to grout.
Enjoy, and my appologies to Evan.
04-18-2004, 10:01 PM
Evan, is it Perch Fishing Season? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
04-18-2004, 10:52 PM
I share Evan's agony. The Medics had me forsake adult beverages (or die).
Really tho, who ever heard of a few gallons of beer, whiskey, scotch, gin, vodka,or tequila harming anyone?