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    Lube

    Let's get this thread started properly:

    What's your favorite beer? Tell us a local, cuz maybe we live near you or can import, and then tell us something you like that we can easily get.

    Mine:

    Local: Berkshire Brewing Company's River Ale and Steel Rail Pale Ale from Deerfield, MA, US. Very bready and full of flavor. I guess you'd call them "sweet". Great to cook with, too. I'm headed down to Virginia in a couple of weeks and am planning on bringing some to live with us in the basement while my cousin and I build up a 3-speed.

    Nonlocal: Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. From England. Until I discovered the BBC beers above, this was my favorite beer. It's similar to the BBCs in its yeasty, grainy flavor.
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    Oatmeal Stout's a really good call.

    Bring yer fork

    I used to /really/ like the actual Swiss Lowenbrau. You could get it from specialty liquor stores. Also fond of Red Stripe, for a day-to-day brewski. Big fan of hefeweizens, too ... w/ a slice of lemon, in a tall glass.

    If roaming 'round the world ... anything local tastes just that much better.

    What do you think about chain lubes, though, generally (Whaaaat?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil0502 View Post
    Oatmeal Stout's a really good call.

    Bring yer fork

    I used to /really/ like the actual Swiss Lowenbrau. You could get it from specialty liquor stores. Also fond of Red Stripe, for a day-to-day brewski. Big fan of hefeweizens, too ... w/ a slice of lemon, in a tall glass.

    If roaming 'round the world ... anything local tastes just that much better.

    What do you think about chain lubes, though, generally (Whaaaat?)
    I worked across the street from the Lowenbrau brewery in Munich Germany for a couple of years. I didn't know there was Lowenbrau from Switzerland. Surprised that Lowenbrau Munich has not sued for trademark violation.

    p.s. In Germany Lowenbrau makes a fine hefeweizen.

    lol - spell checker does not recognize Lowenbrau - when it offers a substitution it = "Brainpower"!

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    What do you think about chain lubes, though, generally (Whaaaat?)
    Hey, can we keep this thread on track? Don't go derailleing it just because you're not interested in the topic.

    ANYway.

    I was recently in the Czech Republic. Those people know a good beer. The constantly-pushed Pilsner-Urquell is pretty weak compared to the rest of the beer they make. Some of it doesn't really need a bottle. You could just get it in a paper bag and eat it with your hands.



    Rocky, the issue with brewery names and brews is a constant controversy. Pilsner Urquell was once the sole Pilsner (as is was in Plsen), but German breweries started making Pilsner. Budvar (AKA Budweiser) is an older brewery than Anheuser-Busch (and, as you can imagine, a wholly different class), but neither has full rights to the name (though Anheuser-Busch is strongarming its way into sole ownership).

    But the point is, if you're using a wet lube on the inside of your cable housing, you're making the problem worse and could probably start a fire. I recommend 900-grit diamond dust — it's chemically identical to graphite powder, but lasts much, much longer. Graphite powder has been known to decapitate babies.

    Edit: I love a good hefeweisen. I'll have to try it if I find myself in Germany sometime!
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    I can't stand beer. I tried really, really hard to acquire a taste for it in high school. Yuck.

    Coke please.

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    Could you please not derail the thread? We're having an important conversation here.

    Since one of the greatest issues of lubrication is loss of the lubricant over time (either by evaporation or by simply getting rubbed off), one of the most important things you can do is figure out where to use grease instead of oil (barring dry lubricants, which makes my rash come back just to think about it). However, for maximum viscosity, I recommend a good Czech or English beer.
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    I have two ways to make you puke: do this interval workout I know... or say "Pabst"

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    I like New Belgium Brewery's Fat Tire beer so much I used a Fat Tire bottle label as a headbadge on one of my mountain bikes. But for caloric reasons, I mostly drink Sam Adams Light.

    I have a fridge in my basement, very near my bikes and tools. I spend quite a bit of time in the basement.
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    Curse you, waterrocket! It worked! And I don't know that interval workout! Pabst belongs in the hand of a tight-jeaned, pink bandana wearing recent purchaser of a fixed gear Pista.

    Sam Adams is surprisingly good for the volume in which it's produced. I mean, I'm *supposed* to like it. I'm from southern New England. Not liking it would be like favoring the Yankees. But I find our beers out here in Western Mass much mightier.

    What's Fat Tire like? And how does it compare to silicone spray lube or lithium grease (the dark kind, not the white one)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. New View Post
    What's Fat Tire like?
    They call it an amber ale. It's rich, flavorful, the perfect post-ride refreshmen IMO. Created by one of the founders of New Belgium Brewery on his brewery tour through Belgium on a mountain bike, so the story goes-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. New View Post
    Hey, can we keep this thread on track? Don't go derailleing it just because you're not interested in the topic.

    ANYway.

    I was recently in the Czech Republic. Those people know a good beer. The constantly-pushed Pilsner-Urquell is pretty weak compared to the rest of the beer they make. Some of it doesn't really need a bottle. You could just get it in a paper bag and eat it with your hands.



    Rocky, the issue with brewery names and brews is a constant controversy. Pilsner Urquell was once the sole Pilsner (as is was in Plsen), but German breweries started making Pilsner. Budvar (AKA Budweiser) is an older brewery than Anheuser-Busch (and, as you can imagine, a wholly different class), but neither has full rights to the name (though Anheuser-Busch is strongarming its way into sole ownership).

    .

    Edit: I love a good hefeweisen. I'll have to try it if I find myself in Germany sometime!
    Budvar and Budweiser settled. Budvar sold now in U.S. as Czechvar. Best hefeweisen is made by Kalthausen brwery in Austria and sold as Edelweiss. You can buy it in the U.S. but hard to find. But back on topic - any beer can be used as a good lubricant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil0502 View Post
    Oatmeal Stout's a really good call.

    Bring yer fork

    I used to /really/ like the actual Swiss Lowenbrau. You could get it from specialty liquor stores. Also fond of Red Stripe, for a day-to-day brewski. Big fan of hefeweizens, too ... w/ a slice of lemon, in a tall glass.

    If roaming 'round the world ... anything local tastes just that much better.

    What do you think about chain lubes, though, generally (Whaaaat?)
    Great thread title; beats hijacking, too.

    LOVE the Swiss Lowenbrau; not many people know about that stuff. I turned my LBS onto Red Stripe a few months ago and got them hooked. Now they are like dogs looking for a treat every time I stop in.

    Can't stand the wheat beers, lemon or not, but two out of three ain't bad.

    Cheers!
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    Ooh! I didn't know Czechvar was the same thing! I wonder if I can get it at my LLS?

    Red Stripe is a good "hot weather" beer for me. You don't have to wrestle it enough to make me happy otherwise. I'm not happy unless I have to sniff to tell the difference between the black grease and the beer.
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    Guinness Extra Stout in the winter, Coors Light in the summer.

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    if you're in the mid-atlantic area and you like viscous lubes you should check these guys out

    http://www.weyerbacher.com/cwo/Beers
    My picks: merry monks (trippel), quad (it goes to 11) and blithering idiot (barleywine)

    http://www.troegs.com/beerlist.htm
    my picks: trogenator (doppelbock) and mad elf (holiday ale)

    http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/Occa...es/4/index.htm
    my picks: immort ale and olde school barleywine

    http://www.victorybeer.com/beers.html
    my picks: golden monkey (trippel) and storm king (stout)

    recently I picked up another case of Rogue Dead Guy at the costco. For the price you can't beat it. And it doesn't have quite the wallop of beers I mentioned above, which can be a good thing. Also, the sam adams oktoberfest was really good this year. you might still find some of that around
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    J W Dundee Honey Brown Lager is the best commonly-available-around-here and doesn't-cost-too-much beer.

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