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So I am on a sorta kinda, mighta diet.

One part of it is to not drink during the week and just only on Friday and Saturday. Sure, if I was you, I'd be running a book to see how quickly I will fail and just have a few on a Wednesday...I'm betting on week 2 for those interested...and I know me :)

So anyways, finish Friday, can come back to the other 3 who don't annoy me, my family and after some exercise...beer.

I am going to start off every Friday with the stubbie I have drunk...sadly I necked this one whilst typing. The dregs stubby from the Aus Lager, one of those dregs ones where it was like 3/4 full. For a dregs bottle, very nice indeed.

Next week I might even post the stubbie before drinking it, photos of empty stubbies is so 2010

BTW, what do Americans call stubbies? It'd be close to 11 Floz, I hope it is something like a "buckhorn" or a "24th gallon"

 

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4 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

BTW, what do Americans call stubbies? It'd be close to 11 Floz, I hope it is something like a "buckhorn" or a "24th gallon"

I don't believe we have a name for them, Rob, because we don't really use them. I recall that Budweiser used them briefly a long time ago, and Olympia too, I think. At one time Schmidt produced a wide-mouth bottle that was roughly shaped like a beer barrel. 

As for the diet...well, good luck. I'm still holding at -40 pounds since last August, but haven't really lost any in the last few months. Eating healthier was manageable, after a fashion, but the beer is a weak point. I figure if I could cut my beer consumption in half, I could probably lose another 2-3 pounds a month. A big problem is my bride's work schedule. She works 3 nights  a week, leaving me home unsupervised, so... But then, on her nights off, she enjoys having a few good homebrews as much as I do, so...

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13 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

BTW, what do Americans call stubbies? It'd be close to 11 Floz, I hope it is something like a "buckhorn" or a "24th gallon"

The only example I know of a smaller beer bottle is the seven-ounce Coronita.  It is a smaller version of the regular twelve-ounce Corona.  As you would guess, Corona is a Mexican beer and has some popularity in Texas.

Thanks for explaining what a stubbie is.

By the way, good luck on your diet.  I have been able to keep off the 25 lbs. I lost since last October; but I do not recommend the procedure.

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I remember back in the 70s, I did weekend cleanup for a very popular local bar, including emptying the bottle baskets behind the bar. About 25% of all the bottles included "shorties", 7 oz. mini longnecks, mostly Pabst Blue Ribbon and Budweiser. Also, I scored a lot of change out of the Jukebox coin returns, and found odd home-rolled cigarettes on the floor.

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Last week I got up to 100 kegs, probably 225 pounds ( I came from a country with parents that were still doing imperial, came here, it was metric, so I had to translate for my father for a few years til he got his head around it). In a perfect world I'd sit mid 80s but high 80s is fine. It just needs a touch of discipline which can sometimes be hard when works a stress, which is ironic that they want you to be healthy and not have stress because it is a KPI of the company but then...they stress you out

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14 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

I came from a country with parents that were still doing imperial, came here, it was metric,

Ah, the struggle between Metric, Imperial, and USA units.  As an engineer, I found calculations much simpler in metric.  But in daily life, temperature in Fahrenheit; volumes in ounces, cups, quarts and gallons; mass in ounces and pounds; and speeds in miles per hour; are within my comfort zone.  And a few simple conversion rules allow me to cope with the rest of the planet.

All this reminds me of a course in Modern Physics taken in my undergraduate days.  We beseeched our professor to give us a sheet of the numerical physical constants we would need in order to solve the problems we would be asked to solve on the final exam.  These were values such as Planck's constant, Boltzmann's constant, the universal constant of gravitation ... and so on.  These were always in metric units.

Our professor thought we were being lazy and should have memorized all these values by then.  However, he relented and promised a "cheat sheet" of scientific constants for our use on the final.  He kept his word ... after a fashion.  All the constants were in English units.  For example, the speed of light was given in Furlongs per Fortnight.  Just for the record, c = 1.800 x 1012 Furlongs/Fortnight.

😏 Just what you needed to know.  Happy brewing.

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Well there you go, did not succumb to the midweek beer for 2 weeks in a row. Not sure the daily exercise is taking of the amount of weight I want but am happier so silver linings. Even work was better this week, I mean I'd still be happier not working but they do give me stupid money for the little I do so I'll keep going until they realise I am a fraud ;)

Stubbie tonight is a Neder so I am happy, it's somewhere in my top 5 for beers. Good start, long weekend, brews to drink...

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3 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

Well there you go, did not succumb to the midweek beer for 2 weeks in a row. Not sure the daily exercise is taking of the amount of weight I want but am happier so silver linings.

Good for you, Rob.  Keep it up. As for the exercise, I've been told, and have subsequently confirmed personally, that "we get fit in the gym, and lose weight in the kitchen." Of course the exercise does burn some additional calories, and muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat, but generally speaking, weight loss really does require eating/drinking less. 

Slainte!

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19 hours ago, Steve Gyldenvand said:

Good for you, Rob.  Keep it up. As for the exercise, I've been told, and have subsequently confirmed personally, that "we get fit in the gym, and lose weight in the kitchen." Of course the exercise does burn some additional calories, and muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat, but generally speaking, weight loss really does require eating/drinking less. 

Slainte!

keep in mind my expectation is to lose ten kegs in 2 weeks (23 pounds) when in reality I will get there in 3 months. I just have the expectation if I am making the effort, the body should reward me more ;)

 

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Did a ten mile (yes mile) walk today, it goes up an old volcano and a walk around it and then back home. I have to admit, even though the walk back was all downhill, there was a lot of staggering going on. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered multiple times to get my wife to come pick me up but I stuck it out. I really think I forget how old I am sometimes and think I am still in my late 20s/early30s when that is decades ago.

There are parts of me that really hurt and worse, my daughter has challenged me to do that walk with her again tomorrow...and I am stubborn so I won't back down

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3 hours ago, Rob Courtney said:

Did a ten mile (yes mile) walk today, it goes up an old volcano and a walk around it and then back home. I have to admit, even though the walk back was all downhill, there was a lot of staggering going on. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered multiple times to get my wife to come pick me up but I stuck it out. I really think I forget how old I am sometimes and think I am still in my late 20s/early30s when that is decades ago.

There are parts of me that really hurt and worse, my daughter has challenged me to do that walk with her again tomorrow...and I am stubborn so I won't back down

About 10 years ago, I went on a bicycling binge for a year, logging over 1000 miles (yes miles) that summer. I tell people about my antics that summer, and point out that the day I did 40 miles wasn't the stupidest thing I did. The stupidest was when I repeated the trip a week later. 

Have fun, Rob.

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Ain't going to lie here, probably didn't lose weight this week but you know didn't gain any and  know why, I do eat well. Still, 3 weeks no mid week beers so there is that, so I will take the positive, doing it for the liver. 

Anyways, opened up an Original pilsner that I hopped with Perle. It hasn't been optimal conditions for secondary as it is getting colder here for winter but that stands up at four weeks. For those who haven't tried with Perle in a pilsner, give it a go, it's like the "5th Beatle" of noble hops. i

 

 

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@Rob CourtneyPerle hops seem to be a versatile choice for IPA's, Pale Ales, Lagers and Pilsners.  They are described as having delicate floral fruit and mint tones.

It looks like I am going to need to stock yet another breed of hops.  Normally, I would dry-hop Original Pilsner with U. S. Saaz.  Next time, I will try Perle.  Since the Original Pilsner BrewPrint calls for two H4's, I am thinking that 30g of Perle would be about right.  Any thoughts on that?

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2 hours ago, Thagomizer said:

@Rob CourtneyPerle hops seem to be a versatile choice for IPA's, Pale Ales, Lagers and Pilsners.  They are described as having delicate floral fruit and mint tones.

It looks like I am going to need to stock yet another breed of hops.  Normally, I would dry-hop Original Pilsner with U. S. Saaz.  Next time, I will try Perle.  Since the Original Pilsner BrewPrint calls for two H4's, I am thinking that 30g of Perle would be about right.  Any thoughts on that?

I always like to go 20gms of hops for a lager but there is nothing wrong at 30gms. I basically went Perle on the basis that I was looking at a craft lager I used to drink before brewing and they had "we only use Perle as the hops in this lager" and I thought that I hadn't tried that before.

Anytime I am experimenting on a pilsner with hops I like using the OP brew print, I think it is a very versatile print. Next time I am changing up the hops to a Mouteka hop to see how that goes, though I may try that with a Czech though

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