Salt in Beer

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by RegularJim, Jun 9, 2018.

Salt in Beer

  1. Always

  2. Sometimes

  3. Blech!

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  1. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-holic

    Mar 16, 2015
    It was a popular thing to do back in the '50s and '60s.
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  2. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    Same here, except I always say "nein" to the wheat.
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  3. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2018
    North Central NC
    Unless you're trying to observe an obsolete German purity law that was designed to keep wheat available for baking when it was in short supply, spices can help create some really good styles. As an example, I put a little fresh Rosemary in a batch I made, and it was a very pleasant change of pace. I don't use salt, however.
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  4. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    I do something similar: I put rosemary on the pork that I wash down with my beer. :)
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  5. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Jan 29, 2017
    We have a lot of seriously crap beer here in the states, and people think it is normal and acceptable.
  6. 1935streetrod

    1935streetrod Squier-holic

    Feb 15, 2010
    ... I do it once in a while ... It will tame the bitterness of cheap beer ... It will also bring the foam head back up ...
    ... If you put salt on the coaster or napkin you set your glass on ... it keeps it from sticking to the bottom of the bottle or glass ...
  7. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    I Like Beer...having some right now......Bud Ice......probably considered crappy by most, but it's affordable, and pleasing to me...........I'm a poor boy........could be the beer, right???

    However.....Ixnay on the altsay.....Now...I do like Micheladas, sometimes with a Season Salt rim....Bloody Marys, same.....

    Overall alltime favorite would be Guinness Stout...(No Salt, are you insane?????:eek:)....Mex brew, Bohemia......and many Euro brands.........Beck's, Heinie, Pilsner Urquell...........but basically, no salt...lime, maybe..............willhowl

    Oh, a former life,I was a serious professional bartender, did quite a bit of job-related research.......ANNNNND......howza bout Egg in yer beer??????
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
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  8. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

    Sep 16, 2010
    Birmingham . . . Alabama
    I would be willing to try it. I’m an IPA guy but it plays hell with my sinuses. I’ve got some Coronas in the fridge. They have to be doctored with lime to be palatable. I’ll try a little salt too.
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  9. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    Go into ANY Canadian Legion when the WWII Vets were in predominance and you'd see the pickled-egg-in-beer thing quite often. Don't know exactley where that came from but I got the impression that a lot of the Vets picked it up while they were overseas,...
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  10. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    Eggs, sausage sticks...

    Beer for breakfast!!!
  11. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    It’s pretty much like a lime in a beer, usually because the beer in question tastes like water with aftertaste. I pick a tastier beer instead.
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  12. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Never tried it, never even thought about it before this thread.

    Of course I would never put lime in a beer either. I tend to the darker, more robust beers.

    That being said, I am the product of a culture that put(or used to) salted peanuts in their Coca-Cola. And no, I have not done that since I was a young teenager.....
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  13. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    You can put beer in pancake batter, right?
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  14. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    That I can see.

    Whiskey in baked / pork n' beans is excellent.
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  15. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    I do that sometimes, but not to make pancakes. I add beer and cayenne pepper to dry pancake mix, and use the mixture to batter fish before dropping it into the deep fryer. Mmm.
  16. Merv_j

    Merv_j Squier-Nut

    Aug 6, 2017
    Lincoln uk
    Just in case I try this...
    How much salt are we talking???
    Does it need to be responsibly sourced Himalayan rock salt or will the normal stuff do???

    Details people!!!! I could end up putting too much salt in my beer. That'll make me thirsty, and maybe need another salty beer. It'll be a 'chicken and egg' situation that will result in a poorly_j!
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  17. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    Occasionally you mis-speak: burbon is the way to go in that situation. Yum!!!!!!;)
  18. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

    Jan 26, 2015
    Portland, TN
    Bourbon is definitely great, but a quality, smooth, sippin' whiskey like George Dickel works well, too.
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  19. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I have never heard of this before.. someone tell me why anyone in their right mind would put salt in their beer or for that matter drink a crap is wrong with you people...hahahaha
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
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  20. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    Ah, I'll have to send you a bit of this then:
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