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Beer and ice
« on: July 08, 2012, 10:56:30 PM »
Lately I've been adding ice to my beer. Not bad. Very refreshing.

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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 12:07:37 AM »
Ice and lime are two things that definetly do not belong in beer. 

I much prefer warm beer to beer polluted with ice.  But then again I am of German descent.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 02:17:10 AM »
Puna the mainlanders are experiencing 110 deg F + heat waves. I assume it is screwing with their thought processes. I, having experienced NOTHING but rain and temps below 75 F all "summer" long, would never put ice in my beer, because I'm cold as it is.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 05:31:08 AM »
I'm sure there's a style of beer that this might work for, but I can't think of one off the type of my head. Ginger beer maybe?  ;)

I can just picture the hop haze crystalizing Absinthe-style if I were to serve up one of my homebrews over ice.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 05:55:46 AM »
I think i have mentioned this before but... fill a glass full of ice, half carbonated lemonade and half beer (i use 312 or similar).  very coolth for hot summer nights.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 06:25:33 AM »
Brewpub that used to be not too far from here was where I first encountered the old timer habit of Coors Light on the rocks with a dash of salt.

Even in my youth I thought it somewhat a tragedy. :)
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2012, 06:45:41 AM »
a company makes soapstone cubes called whiskey stones.  put them in the freezer, then your whiskey or beer.  no dilution of flavor contribution.  they definately dont have the cooling capabilities of ice but they work.

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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 07:06:46 AM »
It's been in the high 90's for the past week here. On July 4th, after sweating outside all day, I mixed Belgian wit and hard cider over ice - sort of an apple shandy. It was delicious.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 07:20:46 AM »
I like a few cubes with my Bourbon, but in my beer...well...probably not.  I think it will dilute all of that malty and hoppy goodness.  I wouldn't turn it down but I also wouldn't request it.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 07:28:42 AM »
I'm apparently 7 years old cause this makes me laugh:

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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 07:33:42 AM »
I'm apparently 7 years old cause this makes me laugh:


I thought the same.  Clearly, we are giving the finger to the idea of ice in beer.

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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 07:41:00 AM »
Keep some mugs in the freezer if you must cool your beer.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 07:43:08 AM »
I use Whisky Stones. They get cold fast and don't melt and add water to your drink.
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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 08:52:59 AM »
I think i have mentioned this before but... fill a glass full of ice, half carbonated lemonade and half beer (i use 312 or similar).  very coolth for hot summer nights.

I'm just giving it a splash of limeade. I would have reacted badly to the ice up until last week when I decided to give it a try.

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Re: Beer and ice
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2012, 08:55:02 AM »
I ordered a cider at a local bar the other day and they served it over ice. That was a first time for me. Thought is was weird at first and was going to ask them to repour but I said what the hell and drank it. However, I dont think I'd like it in my beer!
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