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Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 332
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 136.181.195.8
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 03:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have heard of stories of people surviving on beer alone and obtaining all the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy lifestyle (a Guinness story?) but have often wondered what ingredients in beer promotes a well balanced diet. I saw the thread about hops recently.

What ingredients in beer provide the required components of a well balanced diet? Do starches and proteins remain after fermentation?

Just curious.

(Message edited by sail on March 24, 2006)
 

Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 1040
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 86.128.207.106
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Liquid bread, say no more!
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1862
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 04:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many Many people survived on beer after Katrina. Over the past two years and 3 hurricanes I have found that beer is an important part of my hurricane survival kit.

-Doug
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2148
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 04:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Surviving on beer and calling it a well-balanced diet are 2 entirely different things, but in general homebrew does contain proteins, starches, sugars, and vitamins...

I could live on ruination, maharaja, and racer X for some time... :-)

goebels, schlitz, and hamms, probably not so long.
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 333
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 136.181.195.8
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For example, will using grains higher in protein result in a higher protein beer? (6 row)
 

David Lewinnek
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Username: Davelew

Post Number: 245
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 198.51.251.199
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Most modern cases of scurvy have been traced to all-beer diets (according to something I read somewhere on the internet once).

You might want to add some ABC to your daily routine.
 

Nathan Cace
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Username: Rooster_cogburn

Post Number: 15
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 24.227.251.233
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought the entire point of Belgium Abbey ales was to allow the monks to 'fast' and go long periods living on nothing but beer.

I know how strong those beers hit me when I drink on a full stomach. Imagine the impact of an Abbey ale when you have had nothing to eat for days...wow.
 

Wayne Pratt
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Username: Wayne_from_wisconsin

Post Number: 17
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 144.92.72.203
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 07:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, you might be able to call it a "spiritual" experience.

Wayne
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2151
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.38
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David, that's why they serve lime with cheap mexican beers! :-) (plus it keeps the flies out)
 

David Lewinnek
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Username: Davelew

Post Number: 246
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 198.51.251.205
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Hophead, I always wondered why the lime wedges were there.

One more mystery: what's the cheap Mexican beer used for? Cleaning your hands if they get lime pulp on them?
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 996
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.236.6.96
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nathan,

During the Lenten fast, I was told that the Trappiste monks brew & drink a lower gravity beer than the normal ones they brew to sell.

A Trappiste "session beer", if you will
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1863
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is a Strong Beer festival going on right now in Germany. It seems that the German monks liked their beer to be high octane during lent.

-Doug
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 299
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 68.84.198.40
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Salvator was a lent sustenance beer for the monks. Nice way to sustain yourself.
 

michael atkins
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Username: Mga

Post Number: 383
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 216.170.58.10
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 09:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's the Barley - I recently read a book on health and ageing called "The Perricone Promise".

The bulk of the text focuses on affordable options, such as purchasing 'rainbow foods' (fresh fruits and vegetables), liberally using such healthy spices as oregano and basil, and consuming 'superfoods' like barley, beans and hot peppers. Perricone also recommends natural supplements, including coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C ester, and provides a detailed plan that combines diet, exercise, supplements and topicals.
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