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. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
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    Just went out to lunch yesterday with the wife to a place in Chula Vista called TJ‘s oyster bar They have a bunch of different flavored Michaldas

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  2. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-Nut

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    If it is American beer, salt in it has to be an improvement... surely.. If it is any proper continental beer, then these guys are wanting shot...hahaha ( btw I'm on the Birra Moretti right now, so if I offend anyone...tough!...hahaha)
     
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  3. techowiz

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    Moretti an improvement over Schmidts- possibly..... :)
     
  4. 5ofeight

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    No idea, never heard of it.. this another American potion?
     
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  5. techowiz

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    Yes- bottom of the barrel US beer!
     
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  6. 5ofeight

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    salt barrel
     
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  7. Merv_j

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    There was a Monty Python joke....
    American beer is like Making love in a canoe.... it's F#####' close to water!!!!
    That said I do like Bud....
     
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  8. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2018
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    There are many, many different breweries in the US now, so saying all American beer is improved with salt would be like saying all British food is terrible. Neither is true.
     
  9. Shaytan

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    LOL! Beer by itself is "blech" to me! :D
     
  10. squierplayer

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    WTF: Sorry, I like Porter or Stout. They are good on their own.:)
     
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  11. JoeInMichigan

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    Here, in Detroit area,more mature folks than me,always used it for draft needs that were on the flat side of age,bowling alley has salt shakers at the bar for such.
     
  12. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

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    Welcome to the board, Joe!
     
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  13. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
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    Hey guys,

    I have an answer on this... back when I was seven, we lived in northern MN, and owned a General store, kitty corner was (and still is) the oldest bar in MN (Hayslips corner). My grandfather went in for a lunch constitutional every so often ;). He always got a bottle, and a hi-ball Glass (also known as a “short glass”). Since it was midday, and the place was empty, I would go with him (enjoying a root beer, or orange crush in a 10oz bottle). One day, they were out of his brand in bottles, so he took a tap beer in a tall glass. After a third was gone, he asked for a salt shaker... I asked what he was going to do with the salt... he said “watch and learn”. When the salt hit the (now headless) beer, the head came back a bit, he did this two more times before finishing. I asked him why he did it, he responded:
    ”Back when I started drinking beer, you bought in in buckets at the bar, and took it home. It was good the night you brought it home, but it would go flat within a day or so if you didn’t drink it all.
    Flat was bad for most people, and salting it was a way to see if it’s flat (because it won’t foam if it’s flat). I just became used to having a bit of foam on my beer (which is why he drank bottles with a short glass, every pour brings some foam), so when I get it on tap in a tall glass, I salt it for the head.”

    Side note: The buckets of beer had heavy lids to keep from spilling, but they didn’t seal, and the lids would rumble, and burp as you walked with it... it sounded like a dog growling, so folks called them “growlers”, which is why they call brewery beer in jugs these days that name.

    Not the horses mouth, but I’ve heard the same from others of his generation in later years.
     
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  14. gearobsessed

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    I had a friend who would put 2 teaspoons of salt and two of pepper in his lemonade, I would hate to think what he puts in his beer!
     
  15. My kinda beer (no salt);) Cheers, Barrie.
     
  16. so1om

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    I drink a lot of beer. A LOT. Never heard of this one.
     
  17. I grab me a bottle of George Dickel every once in a while. Been a while though. Cheers, Barrie.
     
  18. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Meister

    Or, being a former Philly guy, pretzels...mmm mmm mmm
     
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  19. Nathan1709

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    Never heard of this? Sounds utterly bizarre, why would you want to ruin a perfectly good beer?
     
  20. mikesr1963

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    Well, when I started drinking beer at 12 it was a neat way to make it foam up but I started drinking a quality beverage at 13 so I stopped doing it.
     
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