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Title: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: weazletoe on February 28, 2011, 04:16:55 AM
And I had to let everyone know. I just love me a good shower beer. Been a while since I had one. Was freezing the twins off, so I got in a really hot shower, with a Dechutes Inversion IPA, and all was good after.  ;D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: fatdogale on February 28, 2011, 04:57:52 AM
And I had to let everyone know. I just love me a good shower beer. Been a while since I had one. Was freezing the twins off, so I got in a really hot shower, with a Dechutes Inversion IPA, and all was good after.  ;D

I like doing that in the summer after a day of hot yardwork - a cool shower with a Deschutes Twilight, or an Alaskan Summer Ale...or any beer along those lines really
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on February 28, 2011, 05:17:35 AM
A shower beer...  I never thought of that.  Great idea!

I often hike out across Kilauea's lava fields to photograph and video the active flows.  This often means hiking 10 -15 miles across rough terrain with a backpack full of equipment (and always a widget can of Guinness - Pele likes her stout).

When I get home from an expedition I jump into a steaming tub to soak the miles off of my sore and tired muscles and feet.  It is usually a three-beer soak.  Sweet relief!

"My name is Carl."
"Hi Carl!"
"I am a lava junky..."

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: weazletoe on February 28, 2011, 05:41:05 AM
A shower beer...  I never thought of that.  Great idea!


Give it a shot sometime. It's life changing.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on February 28, 2011, 06:03:32 AM
I'd like a good soak and a beer right now. Guess the beer will have to do...
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: phillamb168 on February 28, 2011, 10:42:04 AM
A shower beer...  I never thought of that.  Great idea!


Give it a shot sometime. It's life changing.

Ah, the "power shower," one of those college rituals I still try to follow every now and then. Best done with a tall boy-style can, of course.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: Mark G on February 28, 2011, 03:31:23 PM
My name is Mark, and I am a shower beer drinker.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: dak0415 on February 28, 2011, 03:38:40 PM
I do not drink beer or coffee in the shower for fear of accidental dilution.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on February 28, 2011, 05:36:36 PM
I'm more of an incidental shower beer drinker.  If I happen to be drinking a beer when it's time to take a shower, it goes with me. ;)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: bluesman on February 28, 2011, 05:48:41 PM
I'm more of an incidental shower beer drinker.  If I happen to be drinking a beer when it's time to take a shower, it goes with me. ;)

Tom...you took the thoughts right out of my head.  8)

As a matter of fact the beer came with me to the shower last night. An English IPA.  ;)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on February 28, 2011, 06:44:06 PM
I'm more of an incidental shower beer drinker.  If I happen to be drinking a beer when it's time to take a shower, it goes with me. ;)

Ah, one needs to know how to adapt on the fly.  I like it!
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: weazletoe on February 28, 2011, 07:47:22 PM
I do not drink beer or coffee in the shower for fear of accidental dilution.


That's why your shower beer should always be bottled or canned. Less chance of stray soap hitting it that way. Also a good reason to make an IPA your choice of shower beers. If soap does land in it, less noticeable.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: corkybstewart on March 01, 2011, 12:17:52 AM
I misread the thread title-I thought it said I just had a great beer shower, not exactly the same thing as a shower beer.  I love drinking a beer in the shower after a day of yardwork like yesterday, but for me pretty much any beer I drink outside the shower works in the shower.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: pinnah on March 01, 2011, 02:43:20 AM
That's why your shower beer should always be bottled or canned. Less chance of stray soap hitting it that way.

Hogwash.
You just need more experience showering with your beer youngster. :D


That reminds me, I have two empty pint glasses stashed in the spare cabinet under the sink, not wanting to be seen leaving the bathroom with an empty. ::)  I better get those tonight. ;)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 01, 2011, 06:48:43 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on March 01, 2011, 07:06:38 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower.
What is that to you?  I know the song, and I've heard of some mixed rinks by that name . . .
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 01, 2011, 07:53:59 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower.
What is that to you?  I know the song, and I've heard of some mixed rinks by that name . . .
Quote
Lyrics - Brass Monkey

(chorus) Brass Monkey - that funky Monkey
Brass Monkey - junkie That funky Monkey

Got this dance that's more than real
Drink Brass Monkey - here's how you feel
Put your left leg down - your right leg up
Tilt your head back - let's finish the cup
M.C.A. with the bottle - D. rocks the can
Adrock gets nice with Charlie Chan
We're offered Moet - we don't mind Chivas
Wherever we go with bring the Monkey with us
Adrock drinks three - Mike D. is D.
Double R. foots the bill most definitely
I drink Brass Monkey and I rock well
I got a Castle in Brooklyn - that's where I dwell

(repeat chorus)

Cause I drink it anytime - and anyplace
When it's time to get ill - I pour it on my face
Monkey tastes Def when you pour it on ice
Come on y'all it's time to get nice
Coolin' by the lockers getting kind of funky
Me and the crew - we're drinking Brass Monkey
This girl walked by - she gave me the eye
I reached in the locker - grabbed the Spanish Fly
I put it with the Monkey - mixed it in the cup
Went over to the girl, "Yo baby, what's up?"
I offered her a sip - the girl she gave me lip
It did begin the stuff wore in and now she's on my tip

(repeat chorus)

Step up to the bar - put the girl down
She takes a big gulp and slaps it around
Take a sip - you can do it - you get right to it
We had a case in the place and we went right through it
You got a dry Martini - thinking you're cool
I'll take your place at the bar - I smack you off your stool
I'll down a '40 dog" in a single gulp
And if you got beef you'll get beat to a pulp
Monkey and parties and reelin' and rockin'
Def, def - girls, girls - all y'all jockin'
The song and dance keeping you in a trance
If you don't buy my record I got my advance
I drink it - I think it - I see it - I be it
I love Brass Monkey but I won't give D. it
We got the bottle - you got the cup
Come on everybody let's get ffffff

(repeat chorus)

It's a premixed bottle. Tastes great and packs a whallop. Don't know if it is made any more.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 01, 2011, 07:55:25 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mWm39IjtWrxVshPD_ImZWCA/140.jpg)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: phillamb168 on March 01, 2011, 08:32:09 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mWm39IjtWrxVshPD_ImZWCA/140.jpg)

What a great t-shirt. Can they be procured through the internets?
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 01, 2011, 08:37:25 AM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mWm39IjtWrxVshPD_ImZWCA/140.jpg)

What a great t-shirt. Can they be procured through the internets?

I love it.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on March 01, 2011, 09:33:28 AM
It's a premixed bottle. Tastes great and packs a whallop. Don't know if it is made any more.
Maybe it's marketed under the name four loco ;)

Great shirt. ;D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 01, 2011, 09:58:38 AM
It's a premixed bottle. Tastes great and packs a whallop. Don't know if it is made any more.
Maybe it's marketed under the name four loco ;)

Great shirt. ;D

Different beast entirely. It actually tasted good. However, the results are disturbingly similar...
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: jeffy on March 01, 2011, 12:36:56 PM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mWm39IjtWrxVshPD_ImZWCA/140.jpg)

What a great t-shirt. Can they be procured through the internets?

That's my favorite Florida beer name.  It's from McGuires Irish pub in both Destin and Pensacola.
Here's a link to their online store http://www.mcguiresirishpub.com/giftshop/shopdisplaycategories.asp?id=1&cat=Apparel
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: uthristy on March 01, 2011, 03:04:39 PM
I dunno next you guys will  decide you  enjoy showers so much and your  going to spend most of your  time in the shower, even going as far as to buy a waterproof phone, prepare a dinner there and install a garbage disposal in your bathtub drain.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z-5fprZti7s/SjB_S4MWtjI/AAAAAAAAEJQ/dTEbVFVX7Ko/s400/Kramer+shower.jpg)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: 1vertical on March 01, 2011, 03:25:13 PM
A shower beer...  I never thought of that.  Great idea!

I often hike out across Kilauea's lava fields to photograph and video the active flows.  This often means hiking 10 -15 miles across rough terrain with a backpack full of equipment (and always a widget can of Guinness - Pele likes her stout).

When I get home from an expedition I jump into a steaming tub to soak the miles off of my sore and tired muscles and feet.  It is usually a three-beer soak.  Sweet relief!

"My name is Carl."
"Hi Carl!"
"I am a lava junky..."

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)
"My name is Dave"
"Hi Dave"
" I am a Kimberlite junky"
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 01, 2011, 08:33:22 PM

"My name is Carl."
"Hi Carl!"
"I am a lava junky..."

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)



"My name is Dave"
"Hi Dave"
" I am a Kimberlite junky"


No Kimberlite here.   :(
Just basalt with olivine phenocrysts.


(http://0.tqn.com/d/geology/1/0/F/d/1/phenocryst-olivine.jpg)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 01, 2011, 08:43:23 PM
I remember slamming a bottle of Brass Monkey in the shower. Was getting ready to go to the strip club on a Friday night. Woke up face down on the floor of my bedroom. Never even got a chance to pull my pants on... ;D

(http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mWm39IjtWrxVshPD_ImZWCA/140.jpg)

What a great t-shirt. Can they be procured through the internets?

That's my favorite Florida beer name.  It's from McGuires Irish pub in both Destin and Pensacola.
Here's a link to their online store http://www.mcguiresirishpub.com/giftshop/shopdisplaycategories.asp?id=1&cat=Apparel

My good friend Gary Essex is the head brewer at McGuire's in Destin.  Another homebrewer turned pro success story.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: MrNate on March 02, 2011, 04:36:09 AM
I love shower beers. You never have to worry about getting up to run to the bathroom that way.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: weazletoe on March 02, 2011, 04:41:41 AM
+1 only thing as good as a shower beer, is a shower pee.  ;D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: 1vertical on March 02, 2011, 05:54:20 AM
Punatic,
What size is that peridot? nothing for scale.....I have a good friend that is always
looking for good size peridot in that color...just sayin.;...Pm me if those things
are 10 plus carats.... ;)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: maxieboy on March 02, 2011, 02:46:49 PM
+1 only thing as good as a shower beer, is a shower pee.  ;D

It's all pipes!  :D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: 1vertical on March 02, 2011, 03:11:54 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: MrNate on March 02, 2011, 03:26:37 PM
Yeah, but then we started talking about beer again. 20 minutes later, like clockwork...
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 02, 2011, 03:45:50 PM
Yeah, but then we started talking about beer again. 20 minutes later, like clockwork...

That's because man was created by beer as a means for getting from place to place.

Unknown to most, beer is actually an intelligent extraterrestrial lifeform.

That's what beer-goggles are all about... The shepherd increasing the flock, as it were.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: pinnah on March 02, 2011, 06:55:50 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh

Yea, and peeing in the shower is wasteful.

:D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: weazletoe on March 02, 2011, 08:38:23 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0)

   That was more of an "outdoors peeing" thread. This is a "shower pee" thread. Two different threads, completly.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: maxieboy on March 02, 2011, 08:50:47 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0)

   That was more of an "outdoors peeing" thread. This is a "shower pee" thread. Two different threads, completly.

 ;D

Some of us are getting on in years. Howzabout a "I'm having difficulty peeing" thread?  :D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2011, 08:53:12 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0)

   That was more of an "outdoors peeing" thread. This is a "shower pee" thread. Two different threads, completly.
I do both, just not in my garden :)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: MrNate on March 02, 2011, 09:02:00 PM
We had the pee thread already sheesh
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6003.0)

   That was more of an "outdoors peeing" thread. This is a "shower pee" thread. Two different threads, completly.
I do both, just not in my garden :)

You have an outdoor shower?
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on March 02, 2011, 09:09:18 PM
I do both, just not in my garden :)

You have an outdoor shower?
;D  I suppose I should have added "and not at the same time".

Although we had an outdoor showr when I lived in Surf City NJ, and we do when we rent a beach house.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 02, 2011, 09:18:07 PM

You have an outdoor shower?

Of course.  Duh...

Oh wait...  You mean they make them inside too?  Wow!  What'll they think of next?   ;)
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: MrNate on March 03, 2011, 12:29:37 AM

You have an outdoor shower?

Of course.  Duh...

Oh wait...  You mean they make them inside too?  Wow!  What'll they think of next?   ;)

Indoor outhouses, no doubt.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tubercle on March 03, 2011, 12:39:14 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: bluesman on March 03, 2011, 12:46:30 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

No kidding...

...awesome lava shower and flow shots. I guess you're pretty much accustomed to being around the spledor of it all.

Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: bluesman on March 03, 2011, 12:47:47 AM

You have an outdoor shower?

Of course.  Duh...

Oh wait...  You mean they make them inside too?  Wow!  What'll they think of next?   ;)

Indoor outhouses, no doubt.

So I suppose a Black IPA would be fitting for an Indoor outhouse shower.  ;D
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 03, 2011, 02:08:08 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Yes that is your humble narrator in those pictures.  No, it never gets the slightest bit ordinary.  Being that close to Pele one must be VERY aware of what's going on at all times.  Things can change in an instant and you can become a puff of smoke and ash, or gassed with volcanic gasses, or worse.  There have been a few times when I was shaking so bad even the stabilization in my camera didn't help.  But talk about being alive in the moment!  It is addicting for sure.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 03, 2011, 02:12:49 AM

You have an outdoor shower?

Of course.  Duh...

Oh wait...  You mean they make them inside too?  Wow!  What'll they think of next?   ;)

Indoor outhouses, no doubt.

So I suppose a Black IPA would be fitting for an Indoor outhouse shower.  ;D

Golden ale for golden showers?   :o
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 03, 2011, 02:50:33 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Yes that is your humble narrator in those pictures.  No, it never gets the slightest bit ordinary.  Being that close to Pele one must be VERY aware of what's going on at all times.  Things can change in an instant and you can become a puff of smoke and ash, or gassed with volcanic gasses, or worse.  There have been a few times when I was shaking so bad even the stabilization in my camera didn't help.  But talk about being alive in the moment!  It is addicting for sure.

Is there a youtube link?
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 03, 2011, 02:58:51 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Is there a youtube link?


Facebook link above
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: bluesman on March 03, 2011, 03:00:02 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Is there a youtube link?


Facebook link above


Doesn't that make you a little nervous standing there or...

Very cool photos!
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: euge on March 03, 2011, 03:17:18 AM

Lava's a Many Splendored Thing (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100001543661630&aid=4160)

Is that you in those pictures?
We resemble a lot?!?
Uncanny

Is there a youtube link?


Facebook link above


Doesn't that make you a little nervous standing there or...

Very cool photos!

I'm not a facebooker. :(
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: tschmidlin on March 03, 2011, 07:04:59 AM
Amazing pics - I don't think I could have stood in your place for a few of those pics. :o
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 03, 2011, 07:24:06 AM
If you look closely you can see smoke rising from the backs of my ears...
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: phillamb168 on March 03, 2011, 09:09:10 AM
That's absolutely NUTS. And also awesome. You know how some people do hot rocks brewing? You should try lava brewing.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: bluesman on March 03, 2011, 12:30:51 PM
If you look closely you can see smoke rising from the backs of my ears...

Where were the photos taken? Which volcano?
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: punatic on March 04, 2011, 02:04:21 AM

Where were the photos taken? Which volcano?

Kilauea on Hawaii Island


That's absolutely NUTS. And also awesome. You know how some people do hot rocks brewing? You should try lava brewing.

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: phillamb168 on March 04, 2011, 08:30:34 AM

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.


That makes sense. The more dense the rock, the better it holds heat, the longer it takes to move that thermal mass towards the cold end.
Title: Re: Just had a great shower beer
Post by: jeffy on March 04, 2011, 10:46:27 PM

I do know about steinbiers.  Never really been tempted to try it though.  The lava here is vesicular basalt (an extrusive igneous)  which is very porous and brittle.  Seems like I remember Chuck Skypeck experimenting with steinbiers and figuring out that a more dense intrusive igneous rock, granite, works best when you want to rock-n-brew.


That makes sense. The more dense the rock, the better it holds heat, the longer it takes to move that thermal mass towards the cold end.

You also want to get ones that don't tend to explode when heated too much.
I remember some friends making steinbier once.  They melted a box fan blowing air onto the fire to stoke it.  The beer turned out nice though.