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Pilgrim
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Howdy all, been a'while since my last visit... I've got a bit more time on my hands these days (I retired last March) and it's time to touch base at some of my old haunts... I also go by Ohio Joe & Candle Snuffer... Some of you I already know.


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Pilgrim
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Hey glad to see ya Joe!


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Good to see you too, Spotted Bull. This is a good place to have my morning coffee. Smiler


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Glad to see some life here. Mark
 
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YAWNNNNNN! Been asleep fer ah spell.....Say, what year is it anyway? Have ah missed much? Bye tha bye, welcome back Joe.

Regards, xfox


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I kind'a think all Forums suffer a bit with visitors these days, but Forums are sure better then the alternatives, IMHO... Smiler

Now where'd I sit my coffee???


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Furthermore, Joe, it keeps us off the streets. Break out the jug and not just the coffee. It's time to celebrate the returns to the forum.


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Furthermore, Joe, it keeps us off the streets. Break out the jug and not just the coffee. It's time to celebrate the returns to the forum.


Yes sir Hanshi, I keep my "Old No.7 Brand" right handy for just such occasions. Smiler


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Which reminds me; I gotta get a still set up....and my beer rig going again.....


Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
 
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Boartooth, I think it was Paul Harvey many years ago when he was still with us doing the radio "Rest of the Story..." Anyway, he did one about the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, and the first order of business was to make beer. He went on a bit more about it, but unfortunately - I can't remember "the rest of the story" Smiler


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Ya, I've heard before that the first thing people ever do when settling a new area is to find what will ferment in the local vicinity. Lol.


Beer is proof that God loves us,and wants us to be happy-B. Franklin
 
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I like the idea of finding what is fermentable in a new area. I'm in Northwest Arkansas, (Benton county, actually) and there are, at last count, 35 breweries in this and a neighboring county, several which are large enough to supply the venerable Walmart stores. Many are, of course, craft breweries, but popular, nonetheless. Aahhh, the choices we have!
 
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I have also read quite a lot on the American colonies, especially daily life, etc. Being a long time reenactor, it helps the persona a lot. I've read numerous times, that, due to poor sanitation and worse personal hygiene, water quality was abysmal in most towns and cities, so beer drinking was a means of getting hydrate (LOL) with less risk, not to mention the social advantages. I doubt their brewed drinks are anything close to ours today, though. But then, again-----
 
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I never have liked beer. Even as a teenager while my cruising friends got their 6-packs, I was the designated driver. Beer is just bitter tasting to me.
I guess I would be hard pressed in colonial times to find good drinking water anywhere near the towns and villages.
However, I do like the sweeter wines, and years ago I was a rum drinker - but no longer. I still enjoy a glass of lambrusco, sangria, or even port now and then - but that is all.


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Actually, I'm not much of a beer drinker, meself. I prefer a good rum, a smooth single malt whiskey, or, in cold weather, a nice firey brandy. A good rum is Pusser's, They are the folks who supplied the British navy from 1690, to 1970 with it's rum issue, and still distill it the same way. Great stuff! Also, good ole' George Washington's distillery has been rebuilt, and is producing the very same whiskey it did in his day. Unfortunately, Virginia law won't let them send it out. You have to got to Mt. Vernon to get it. I may do that one of these days!
 
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There are several excellent distilleries here in Texas now. Andalusia Whiskey Company has one called Stryker that is really good. They use mesquite-smoked peat in the recipe and it adds an amazing flaver.


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That whiskey sounds wonderful! Can it be ordered? There is a liquor super store here, that orders some stuff for me. Incidently, on another tack, coffee became quite popular in the colonies, and, as no plantations were much running in the Americas, at all, most came directly from the source: Kenya. There is a coffee house here that sells the beans, and will even sell them to me unroasted. Talk about period correct!
 
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Pilgrim
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No they say on the website that the law prohibits it. But one of the big liquor stores in Texas may be able to ship you a bottle.


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Thanks! I will check it out.
 
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Speaking of spirits, I love red wines; Chianti, Cabernet, Pinot Noir & others. I've enjoyed a number of bourbons, rums and rye. Personal favorite is Wild Turkey bourbon and WT rye. With $$ being a consideration, I will catch Jim Beam when it goes on special. Guinness is my favorite by far, along with some of the craft brewery stouts.


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