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Beer = better forging?

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I don't know if any of that is true or not, but all I know is I can't do any work without a beer in my hand. actually I can, it's just more fun with beer

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After a hard day at the forge...IMG_20140301_0020232.jpg

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No,Jim just a cool photo, but here's mine, loves led zepplin for some reason, I was going to post it in 'banging and jammin' it's tittled 'We Love Rock'n Roll!' I can't turn the pic right way up, phone won't download a photo app I need... IMG-20140106-00107.jpg

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'Nuff said!

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A good beer is really powerfull energy drink at forge :P Particulary in warm summer days. However whilst the weather is hot the best beer is some light pilsner style at approx 4%, but when it's colder a strong ales are the best!

I'm gonna start brewing my own in October, or rather come back to brewing, as I used to do it ten years back.

Genuine beer is expensive and the cheap "yellow" stuff is more like urine...

So hey! It's the best to brew our own! :D

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In a book from 1835 on gun making, the author (W. Greener, C. E.) says one should special-request the barrel makers to cold-hammer the barrels for a half-hour after they are welded up, then he throws this in:

 

A gratuity is, of course, expected, either of money or beer, and I believe a few pots of the blood of Sir John Barleycorn will infuse more strength into your barrels than you could purchase for ten times the amount in money, as it has the effect of making the hammer descend with increased velocity

 

 

I can sincerely testify, from personal experience that this is absolutely... well.. you be the judge ;) :

 

Drunken forging by yours truly:

https://youtu.be/NEl2Xs6Bz_g?t=7m27s

 

Sincerely, Alveprins.

 

EDIT: Perhaps... just perhaps... an air-hammer is considered cheating.... :P

Edited by Alveprins

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My air hammer was acting up, so I switched to cider and now I don't fart so much.

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beer, the other thing close to my heart. well the wife unit too... I belonged to a beer bar back in the 80's 90's over 300 imports, most were ok some were indeed "nasty" I think it comes down to the country of origin, some countries should NOT brew beer. my top countries FOR beer are in no particular order; Australia, the British isles, Germany, Japan, America, Canada and a few others. why Japan? yummy rice beer.

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While summer had always been time to prepare for a long winter months... now winter is time to prepare for hot summer :)

Today I bottled my interpretation of APA (with powerful aromatic hops: mosaic and cascade with support of lubelski) - thanks to internet the knowledge spreads worldwide.

Actually I connected old Polish receipies from book printed in 1840 and American receipes for American Pale Ale, and that is what we can call a Human Development :lol::D

 

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who smiths and brews. The great thing about my forge is it's only 10 feet from my brewery(stumbling distance). I regularly enjoy one of my brews during forging and a couple of dirty looks from the wife when she catches me, still doesn't stop me. There is nothing better than a cold beer while working in a hot forge. I currently have a Cascadian Dark Ale(Black IPA for non-PacNorth Westerners)in the keg. I find that after 2 to 3 beers maybe 6 or 7, my hand is steadier, my blows are heavier, but the room seems to wobble a little.

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Edited by William Gray

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By the way, belated happy birthday to this thread!

10 years and STILL running.

Because B=Fe²

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I'm almost ashamed to ask, but does this count?

 

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Dunno, can't really read the label... but that's normal after a few bottles. Good work catching the moment in the photo.

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On 4/21/2017 at 6:10 PM, Joshua States said:

I'm almost ashamed to ask, but does this count?

 

I'm not much of a drinker (the occasional Scotch doesn't count, right ;) ) and I would never shame anyone else into doing so, but no Joshua, that doesn't count :D

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2 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

I'm not much of a drinker (the occasional Scotch doesn't count, right ;) ) and I would never shame anyone else into doing so, but no Joshua, that doesn't count :D

I want a second opinion............:angry:

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I move that since O'Douls is made from barley it does count.  

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1 hour ago, Alan Longmire said:

I move that since O'Douls is made from barley it does count.  

I second. Also scotch needs no vote. Already known to be a law of nature. Especially a nice single malt.

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7 hours ago, D.whitla said:

I hate beer. Yes I'm terrible lol but you would hate beer too if your first was Foster's lol

I used to like Foster's. And Molson's Red label export. 

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1 hour ago, Joshua States said:

I used to like Foster's. And Molson's Red label export. 

Lol us Aussies call it paint stripper. And we are the idjits that created the horrible thing lol

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8 hours ago, D.whitla said:

Lol us Aussies call it paint stripper. And we are the idjits that created the horrible thing lol

Canucks told me the same about Molson Red! More than once I've heard "there's a reason we export that stuff"

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I've got a good deal of locally made stuff up here, the only one I really care for is a smaller place called Big Rock in Alberta, but otherwise I don't care for many American or Canadian beers. But those Belgium, German, and Polish imports certainly have my attention! Oh, also throw most porters and anything dark and rich in there.

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Beer, whiskey, and wine have the power to bring love, creativity, and a welcoming smile to an otherwise stoic mind. These things are, in part, responsible for the greatest things in life.

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