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Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by 97guns, May 8, 2006.

  1. 97guns

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    what would be the better buy for purely catching a buzz for 9.99 - a 750 ml bottle of bacardi rum/jim beam wiskey or a 12 pack of heinekin or other beer at around 5% alch/vol.
     
  2. General Sherman

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    Let me try to answer.

    12 cans of beer at 12 ounces each is 144 ounces, times five percent alcohol is 7.2 ounces of pure alcohol.

    750 ml of booze at 40 percent alcohol is about 300ml of pure alcohol. That is about 9 or 10 ounces of alcohol, which is more than the beer.

    But most beer is really less than 5 percent alcohol. It is more like 3 or 4 percent.
    Some booze is not 40 percent (80 proof). Jack Daniels is now 76 proof. :frown:

    Likewise, beer is so bloating one cannot consume as much alcohol as fast as with booze.

    Thru extensive research, long hours into the night, I have determined with scientific accuracy that both can do the job for $9.99.:)
     

  3. noway

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    Good comparison but also remember with liquers and mixed drinks, the absorption is diferent than for beers.
     
  4. 97guns

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    thanks, i didnt know how to figure the proof/% of the booze or i could have done the math myself - maybee.
     
  5. 97guns

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    BTW i dont drink any beer thats less than 5%, it really doesn't work for me anymore. the 8% stuff has much better value.
     
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    Most professional alcoholics drink vodka. Fast, efficient, no waste products. Gets the job done. :upeyes:
     
  7. HalfMoon

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    I like beer.

    :)
    One of mine before the boil:

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    Fav commercial, Bigfoot:

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  8. 97guns

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    how's the taste on that big foot ale, pretty good or loike a nasty wino malt?
     
  9. HalfMoon

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    Well, it's a BarleyWine style, so you have to like big malty beers to like it. It only comes out one time a year, so I usually drive up to Chico to the brewery and stock up.

    If you want to try a BarleyWine that is available year round, checkout Anchor Brewing's "Old FogHorn" or Rogue's "Old Crustacean".
     
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    im scared, a few months ago i really felt like getting hammered so i picked up 2 40 ouncers of ST. IDES malt's. i figured that if they were good enough to give the local wino's a buzz that it would definatley work on me, they were the nastiest tasing stuff ive ever had but it did do the trick. i guess when is see a wino drinking something it really means that it has the power but not the taste. ive also seen them drinking steel reserves so that too must be powerfull horibly tasting stuff ......
     
  12. HalfMoon

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    Yeah, that's the bottom of the barrel "beer", usually marketed as Malt Liquor.

    If it comes in a "40", RUN! ;)
     
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    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I'd take the 12 pack anyday of the week. I guess I have no problem with bloating slamming a 12er in a few hours. And yes it will still get me superdrunk.
     
  14. 97guns

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    im working on my 3rd 24 ouncer hurricane high gravity @ 8.1% right now and am feelin pretty good
     
  15. GreatWhiteShark

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    Man, i thought i was the only one who not only knew about, but thoroughly enjoyed Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale.!! I raise my stein in a toast to you, a true gentlemen and a scholar!!

    A few times i have brought some friends of mine a sixer of the bigfoot. Not sure what they were expecting, but it was mixed reviews.

    Those that liked their fizzy yellow massed produced commercial piss, said it was chewy and tasted like it wasnt 'done yet.'

    Those that liked and appreciated quality products loved it. Constantly thanking me in my decision to broaden their horizons in what a fine beer consisted of.

    I prefer strong drink, and the barley wine delivers. Good stuff on a cold day, or a hot day, well damn even on a thursday. Great with a good dinner. That little stock pile you got going gives me a chubby. The only place that i can find it is at a local grocer mart, unfortunately they only carry six packs in stock. Im sippin on some Bacardi gold right now, but id gladly trade it for the hairy beast that roams the pacific northwest mountains.....

    Take it easy.
     
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    GreatWhite:

    Cheers!

    They only sell it at one Grocery store and a Beer/Wine chain here. Runs about $9 a 6 pack. I take a 3 hour or so drive to Chico to the Brewery and get it by the case for $22, a good savings whan you buy quantity.

    I usually pick up 8-10 cases each year, more than enough for drinking, and allows me to save some for aging. I've got some in teh garage fridge from the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and now 2006 batches in there.

    I did a taste test a couple weeks ago and the 2002 has evolved into something way better than it was, it completely blows the 2006 batch away.
     
  17. 97guns

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    hey halfmoon im up here in norcal also and my local albertsons sells the stuff. it goes on sale sometimes with the other sierra nevada for around $5.99, i guess ill give it a try next time it does. i deliver for a budweiser distributer and we distribute sierra nevada products as well and the pale ale sells probably 20-1 over the bigfoot.
     
  18. Sam White

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    Back when they didn't have Sierra Nevada around here, I drove up to St. Paul and bought a bunch of Big Foot (2001). I left a bunch of it sitting in my basement until this last winter. My basement is unfinished, so I can leave homebrew and other beer down there at 52-53 degrees forever. That last Big Foot was amazing after sitting down there for five years.
     
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    Just do what I used to do when I was a young drunk: grab a fifth of El Toro tequila and chug the thing in one gulp. I assure you that you WILL be drunk in less than five minutes.
     
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    That Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale is some good stuff, and has a kick, too. Had a bottle the other day after being out in the sun all day (dehydrated), very tired and had only eaten a bagel a couple hours earlier. Got a good buzz going pretty quickly. Hmm, think it's time for another or two.