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Old 13-07-2009, 22:17   #16
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Cold works for me so long as it's not Light beer. Why bother?
Believe it or not, guinness draft in a can has about a few a calories as most "light" beers. Given that, I see absolutely no reason to bother with beers called light beers. (Though Amstel light ain't bad.)


A funny (and true) story - I was sailing and kayaking in Australia and went into a bar in Airlie Beach. This American woman walks up the the bar and asks for a beer. In a hushed voice, she asks for a light beer.

The bar tender looks at her, grabs a glass fills it half full of Vicotoria Bitter and the rest of the way with water and hands it to her.
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Old 13-07-2009, 22:42   #17
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Does anyone have a good mango wine recipe?
Recipe for Mango Wine, makes 5 gallons

15 lbs of mangoes…..10 lbs sugar……..Wine yeast, Champagne type
1 tps tannin……….3 tps Tartaric acid………..3 tps Citric acid…………Granucel
Water to suit………Campton tablets, 10 tablets
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Peel mangoes and mash, dump into primary fermenter
Add sugar , tannin, acids, granucel and Campden tablets
Fill with water
Stir till sugar is dissolved and add yeast
Wait one week, and siphon into carboy, wait 6 months, racking every month, isinglass is for clarification at the end

I hear it good.

I’ll stick with the cold beer.
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Old 13-07-2009, 22:50   #18
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What is your favorite beer while on the boat?


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Whatever is being handed out on other boats....free beer tastes good!!!!
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Old 13-07-2009, 23:03   #19
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I prefer IPA's for the overt hops and the related maritime history of the british shipping beer to the troops in India- many American microbreweries have taken the style to an extreme that I enjoy, but Sierra Nevada does a nice accessable version with its pale ale and more recently released Torpedo ale. I don't have enough sailing experience to chime in to the forums often, but I feel confident in my beer advice...
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Old 14-07-2009, 00:18   #20
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mesquaukee, Thanks for the recipe, now all I need to do is go south and spend some time in an area warm enough to grow mangoes. :-)
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Old 14-07-2009, 01:46   #21
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I have tried many beers at differing temperatures but the worst would be emu lager at room temperature 35 - 42 deg C in the Kimberlys of Australia. On the up side mangoes are plentiful.
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Old 14-07-2009, 01:55   #22
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Anything but American "Canoe" beer. If you drink Heineken you must battle against going to the head. Otherwise you'll be visiting it every five minutes!
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Most cruisers I know prefer "OP".....
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Old 14-07-2009, 03:04   #24
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What is your favorite beer while on the boat?

The one in the fridge.


Did everyone else say that? I havent checked the posts yet.
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Old 14-07-2009, 03:19   #25
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Favourite Beer

XXXX, or Tooheys. But has to be cold! If not scotch it.
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A sailboat runs on beer just as much as it runs on diesel and fresh water, especially in hot weather. Beer is the single best argument in favor of refrigeration on board.

But I never buy preserved, pasteurized, plastic beer like Heineken or Corona if I have any alternative at all. I ALWAYS buy whatever is local and fresh. Hairoun (two thumbs up; fantastic beer), maybe Red Stripe in the Caribbean, or any one of the dozens of local brands (hate the tiny little bottles, though). Karlovacka or Ozujsko in Croatia. Beer is not as good in Turkey -- the Efes and Tekel Birasi brands are typical big-brewery plastic products. Cerveza Mexicali or Tijuana Beer in Mexico are delicious.

Beer is as local as milk or bread, and should be consumed fresh and as close as possible to the brewery, in my opinion. Would you buy milk or bread mass produced and imported from Holland? I didn't think so. You'd want bread fresh made in the local bakery, and milk from the local dairy. Why should beer be any different?
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Heiniken or Presidente but gotta love Negra Modelo when the lager is too light.
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My favorite is whatever local beer I can find. Kind of like the song lyrics, "love the one you're with"...

Hairoun in St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Wadadli in Antigua & Barbuda
Kubuli in Dominica
Biere Corsaire in Guadeloupe
Heineken in St. Maarten
Carib in St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, and other islands
Skol in St. Kitts & Nevis

But I have to say, Presidente (Dominican Republic) is my favorite of favorites! Clean, crisp, and perfect for cooling down in the cockpit after a hard day's sail.

Cheers!
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Preferred beer is a cold Victoria Bitter by the stubby. Can't drink out of a can, it just doesn't taste the same. If no VB, then whatever is available.

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