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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidScott View Post
    If I was making the fixtures or programing then that would be different. Loading parts into fixtures, setting fixtures in place, etc for hours, a beer does ease the monotony some. And damn do the rare few taste good! A nice warm stout does endure being bottled well.
    I call that stuff monkey drills, because a trained monkey can do it. Listening to sports talk or any type game passes the time best for me. That was great till ESPN dumped their local affiliate or local enough to reach Beaverdam Va. Most all radio stations in my neck of the woods broadcast a weak signal. The closest station that broadcasts the Jim Rome Show has a broadcast radius of about 20 miles and I am 50 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    They all had a beer in their hand. That explained everything. If he did your work in the morning it'd be good, forget it after lunch. Too bad, the guy was a treasure.
    For us it was the opposite. Work was good as long as he hadn't picked the two times a year he decided he had a problem.

    It was when he stopped drinking that your work sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    Koehler beer was made In Erie, Pa.
    Growing up, my Grandparents lived down off Melhorn Rd. & Rt.5 just west of Rt. 98 in Fairview.
    There was a yellow barn on the corner with a big Koehler mural painted on the side (just like the Mail Pouch barns).
    The barn was still there in '99 when I left. You could still make out Koehler, but barely.
    They tore it down sometime around 2010.

    EDIT: well I'll be dipped! Musta been more prominent than I thought! Lots about it on the google machine.

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    And, it looks like it was 2012 when it went down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    Growing up, my Grandparents lived down off Melhorn Rd. & Rt.5 just west of Rt. 98 in Fairview.
    There was a yellow barn on the corner with a big Koehler mural painted on the side (just like the Mail Pouch barns).
    The barn was still there in '99 when I left. You could still make out Koehler, but barely.
    They tore it down sometime around 2010.

    EDIT: well I'll be dipped! Musta been more prominent than I thought! Lots about it on the google machine.

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    And, it looks like it was 2012 when it went down.
    IIRC it's still there, or they painted another one nearby.


    Grandparents house, was it the stone house north of the barn ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger doug View Post
    IIRC it's still there, or they painted another one nearby.
    I just talked to my Mom. She said they rebuilt it. Way cool! She said it was a bare foundation for about a year.
    It must have been during that time that Mom told me they tore it down. And, she failed to tell me it went back up?
    I just drove by there (on Google Earth, LOL) YEP, still there!

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    No telling how old that drive-by pic is tho....

    Well, OK, I went'n'checked it out too, and this doesn't look like a building that still needed to come down, so - yeah, this is likely the rebuilt version:

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    Most of the beer 100 years ago was rich full bodied ale, but then the tastes turned to the weak low calorie panther piss that is served today and that only tastes good if its 1 degree above freezing. A good ale or pilsner is best served at 55 degrees F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDegenhart View Post
    Most of the beer 100 years ago was rich full bodied ale, but then the tastes turned to the weak low calorie panther piss that is served today and that only tastes good if its 1 degree above freezing. A good ale or pilsner is best served at 55 degrees F.

    Tom

    Are you sure that you know what you're talking about?

    B/c I was always told that Mtn. Dew was panther piss, and clearly these two are not in the same family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDegenhart View Post
    Most of the beer 100 years ago was rich full bodied ale, but then the tastes turned to the weak low calorie panther piss that is served today and that only tastes good if its 1 degree above freezing. A good ale or pilsner is best served at 55 degrees F.

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    You need to come for a visit Tom

    I like a good oatmeal stout on occasion (yes, slightly less than shop temp). Flavourful, but filling.
    I have an old German that does kegs of German purity law goodness for general shop use.

    Its one of the little things the guys enjoy, along with pickled eggs, and venison summer sausage\pepperettes.... and extra old cheddar... but they all know to never over indulge, especially the pickled eggs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    No telling how old that drive-by pic is tho....

    Well, OK, I went'n'checked it out too, and this doesn't look like a building that still needed to come down, so - yeah, this is likely the rebuilt version:

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    Fun fact: If you spin around and look at the field on the west side of Melhorn, that is the field I learned to pull a manure spreader in when I was 12.
    Yea, that kind of manure spreader, with nothing but a canvas canopy. Uhg When your 12, you find some really strange things fun
    It beat the snot out of bucking hay in the barn on the other side of the tree-row to the north you cant quite see through.

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    I don't see no stinkin' hip-roof barn up there....

    I think it's been traded in for a McMansion.


    It's all good when the machine keep werkin'.
    It's unloading it when the web breaks that kind'a takes the fun out of it - at any age!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post

    B/c I was always told that Mtn. Dew was panther piss, and clearly these two are not in the same family.

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    I was literally (as in actually) drinking a 'Dew at the moment I read this. I can state with some confidence that the panther's kidneys are in good shape...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    I don't see no stinkin' hip-roof barn up there....

    I think it's been traded in for a McMansion.


    It's all good when the machine keep werkin'.
    It's unloading it when the web breaks that kind'a takes the fun out of it - at any age!



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    Looks like one of the three barns is still there. You can see in the grass where the others were.
    And, the silos are gone. I don't see the pump houses either. G'ma's house is still there.
    And, you can even kinda see where our moto-track was! That's cool! LOL
    That big freakin' house on the other side of the pond is new though

    Big circle is moto-track. Medium circle is barn. Small circle is G'ma's house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Are you sure that you know what you're talking about?

    B/c I was always told that Mtn. Dew was panther piss, and clearly these two are not in the same family.

    ???


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    Yes, I used to brew.

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    It was the goal of Schitz Brewery to get the last little bit of flavor out of their beer that did them in the 1960's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidScott View Post
    The last great brewery in the region, all the others filter the souls out of their beer, ewww ZOMBIE BEER!!! If you get a chance try it, it is glass lickin good! Quite delicious as a Tuesday lunch, shit I can't spell or typ0e anymore

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    My old shop had a beer fridge(and milk and eggs and whatever the little woman packed in it)..................now the fridge is in the garage...............which is right on the way to the shop..............................Only super hoppy and bitter IPA's.............................I like 'em the same way I like my women.................cold and bitter............she doesn't laugh at that one...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Are you sure that you know what you're talking about?

    B/c I was always told that Mtn. Dew was panther piss, and clearly these two are not in the same family.

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    New marketing campaign for MD..."Now with 5% alcohol by volume"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDegenhart View Post
    It was the goal of Schitz Brewery to get the last little bit of flavor out of their beer that did them in the 1960's.

    Tom
    So you were not one to "Pour a Koehler Collar" ?

    FWIW I have heard while Koehler had it's fans, others said it was terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDegenhart View Post
    Most of the beer 100 years ago was rich full bodied ale, but then the tastes turned to the weak low calorie panther piss that is served today and that only tastes good if its 1 degree above freezing. A good ale or pilsner is best served at 55 degrees F.

    Tom
    Ahh, you're one of those guys. Should've known the FIB was a beer snob.

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    For general consumption to quench a thirst, I preferred a good IPA. I did stouts and Porters but I need something to go with these, a nice chewy bread such as french or Italian baget and cheese such as Limburger.

    IBUs — The Brew Enthusiast

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