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Message 1301943 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 3:18:43 UTC
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Thank you thank you Scarecrow. Who is the performer?

This brings back fond memories of my Uncle Mike and Aunt Julie from my distant youth (my mother's aunt and uncle actually, which I guess makes them my great aunt and uncle). We are talking the mid to late 1960s here.

Aunt Julie was a firm member of some fundamentalist reform church group, and Uncle Mike was just a regular guy working at a BC saw mill. Aunt Julie ran a very strict home, but Uncle Mike had a shed out back...

It took me a few years to catch on to it all, aided by my father was totally in Uncle Mike's confidence. Good old Mike grew tobacco behind the shed, and made beer in it. I knew I had hit the big time when I was invited out to the shed with Mike and my Dad to (officially) see some new tool Uncle Mike had bought. There we shared hand rolled cigars,and home brewed beer. They both made me want to choke, but there was no way I was going to admit this. Ah, memories.
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Message 1301944 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 3:43:47 UTC - in response to Message 1301943.

Thank you thank you Scarecrow. Who is the performer?


Luckily, I think many of us had an uncle like that. The performer is the one and only Dick Feller.

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Message 1301978 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 6:29:35 UTC - in response to Message 1301944.
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Thank you thank you Scarecrow. Who is the performer?


Luckily, I think many of us had an uncle like that. The performer is the one and only Dick Feller.



I guess SETI isn't worried about 12/21/2012, I just got some work today with a due date of 12/22/2012....I'll drink to that one. LOL

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Message 1302393 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 5:02:48 UTC
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Back in Pres. Carters day he had a brother called Billy but he made Beer callled "Billy Beer" I was wondering if anyone ever had some? One told me it stunk and another said it was OK but rather have a local beer.

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Message 1302456 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 11:51:05 UTC

Never heard of it.
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Message 1302602 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 21:05:35 UTC - in response to Message 1302393.

Back in Pres. Carters day he had a brother called Billy but he made Beer callled "Billy Beer" I was wondering if anyone ever had some? One told me it stunk and another said it was OK but rather have a local beer.


"Billy Beer" was a short run canning of a rather large well known for making CHEAP beer company. I do not recall the name of the brewery, but by all accounts there was nothing special about this beer. However the cans of it were known to sell for (last I heard.. around 1980?) for around $100 each, due
to the marketing.

When it was on supermarket shelves it was very cheap, but did have the endorsement of then president Jimmy Carter's rather embarassing alcoholic brother.


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Message 1302611 - Posted: 5 Nov 2012, 21:33:07 UTC

Billy Beer was a beer first made in the United States of America in July 1977, by the Falls City Brewing Company. It was promoted by the younger brother of then-President Jimmy Carter. The beer was produced by Cold Spring Brewing, West End Brewing, and Pearl Brewing Company

Written on each can were these words of endorsement, which were followed by Billy Carter's signature:
Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America's all-time great beer drinkers - Billy Carter.
I had this beer brewed up just for me. I think it's the best I ever tasted. And I've tasted a lot. I think you'll like it, too.

After Billy Beer ceased production, advertisements appeared in newspapers offering to sell Billy Beer cans for several hundred to several thousands of dollars each, attempting to profit from their perceived rarity. However, since the cans were actually produced in the millions, the real value of a can ranged from 50 cents to one dollar in 1981.
Billy Beer was also featured on an episode of the reality series Auction Kings, where an appraiser deemed a case of unopened Billy Beer to be worthless; however, at the featured auction, the case was sold for $100.

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Message 1302897 - Posted: 6 Nov 2012, 17:24:28 UTC - in response to Message 1302611.
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Billy Beer was a beer first made in the United States of America in July 1977, by the Falls City Brewing Company. It was promoted by the younger brother of then-President Jimmy Carter. The beer was produced by Cold Spring Brewing, West End Brewing, and Pearl Brewing Company

Written on each can were these words of endorsement, which were followed by Billy Carter's signature:
Brewed expressly for and with the personal approval of one of America's all-time great beer drinkers - Billy Carter.
I had this beer brewed up just for me. I think it's the best I ever tasted. And I've tasted a lot. I think you'll like it, too.

After Billy Beer ceased production, advertisements appeared in newspapers offering to sell Billy Beer cans for several hundred to several thousands of dollars each, attempting to profit from their perceived rarity. However, since the cans were actually produced in the millions, the real value of a can ranged from 50 cents to one dollar in 1981.
Billy Beer was also featured on an episode of the reality series Auction Kings, where an appraiser deemed a case of unopened Billy Beer to be worthless; however, at the featured auction, the case was sold for $100.


Great info...Thanks you so much

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Message 1302899 - Posted: 6 Nov 2012, 17:29:41 UTC

A bit wiser now, thanx:)
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Message 1302912 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 0:08:09 UTC
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Beer? Home made, pretty soon someone will want to brew their own alcohol fuel for their car(s).
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Message 1302918 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 0:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 1302912.
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Beer? Home made, pretty soon someone will want to brew their own alcohol fuel for their car(s).


You can if you have a tax stamp. LOL Do you think the IRS is going to let have it easy?....LOL

P.S. it has to be undrinkable. Something like wood grain...ECT

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Message 1302920 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 0:20:20 UTC - in response to Message 1302918.

Beer? Home made, pretty soon someone will want to brew their own alcohol fuel for their car(s).


You can if you have a tax stamp. LOL Do you think the IRS is going to let have it easy?....LOL

P.S. it has to be undrinkable.

If It went in My car, it would be...
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Message 1302962 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 3:58:59 UTC - in response to Message 1302920.
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Beer? Home made, pretty soon someone will want to brew their own alcohol fuel for their car(s).


You can if you have a tax stamp. LOL Do you think the IRS is going to let have it easy?....LOL

P.S. it has to be undrinkable.

If It went in My car, it would be...



Oh you can but you better do just that, moon shine? trust me they will check on you. He got BUSTED.

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Message 1303017 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 7:28:02 UTC

Most illicit distilled alcohol is pretty well undrinkable...

Straight fermentation will not produce a viable fuel, you need to distil it to get close to 100% alcohol - the best you can hope for from the fermentation is about 20-25%
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Message 1303020 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 7:44:51 UTC - in response to Message 1303017.

Most illicit distilled alcohol is pretty well undrinkable...

Straight fermentation will not produce a viable fuel, you need to distil it to get close to 100% alcohol - the best you can hope for from the fermentation is about 20-25%


Distilled beer = whisky. Of course there is the small matter of proper aging to make it drinkable...

For a fuel? a bad batch once distilled should work well, with a wide variety of bases.
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Message 1303027 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 9:10:02 UTC - in response to Message 1303020.
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[quote]Most illicit distilled alcohol is pretty well undrinkable...

Straight fermentation will not produce a viable fuel, you need to distil it to get close to 100% alcohol - the best you can hope for from the fermentation is about 20-25%


Distilled beer = whisky. Of course there is the small matter of proper aging to make it drinkable...

For a fuel? a bad batch once distilled should work well, with a wide variety of bases. The stuff killl your liver too. LOL

Look at ever clear it was 180 proof until the gov made them lower it to 150 and I know the car would run on that.

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Message 1303089 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 13:34:56 UTC

Legally in Canada you can't call distilled beer whiskey until it has been aged 5 years. You can sell it before that, but you have to call it "grain alcohol".
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Message 1303184 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 18:07:39 UTC - in response to Message 1303020.



For a fuel? a bad batch once distilled should work well, with a wide variety of bases.



Would be better if cars just drove on trash, like in that movie Back to the future. You get rid of your trash and you have cheap fuel. I guess that's something for the movies, although you never know, with all the stuff they invent these days...
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Message 1303197 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 18:20:26 UTC - in response to Message 1303184.



For a fuel? a bad batch once distilled should work well, with a wide variety of bases.



Would be better if cars just drove on trash, like in that movie Back to the future. You get rid of your trash and you have cheap fuel. I guess that's something for the movies, although you never know, with all the stuff they invent these days...


They are getting better at it like hydrogen fuel cars, by product is H2O. Electric is also getting better with longer running batteries but still fall short on distance. Mix both of them right now would be one answer.

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Message 1303211 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 18:32:26 UTC

Over here we have a lot of charging stations for electric cars already. They're a real hype these days.
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