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    How to avoid Lawnmower Beer.



    One of the finer points of beer enjoyment that’s too often overlooked is the proper serving temperature. Serving beers at their proper temperature may take a little extra effort or planning, but the rewards are significant. Drinking beer at the proper temperature allows you to really taste the beer.

    Quality beers shouldn’t be served colder than 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some general temperature guidelines for different beers:
    • Serve most premium lagers between 42 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit (6 to 9 degrees Celsius) and quality ales between 44 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 11 degrees Celsius).
    • Serve authentic Stouts as warm as 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius), which is British cellar temperature.
    • Serve some high-gravity Barleywines, Old Ales, and barrel-aged Stouts only very lightly chilled or at room temperature, like a snifter of brandy.

    In the United States, most beers are served much too cold for serious appreciation. In fact, ice-cold temperatures ruin the flavor of good beer. The average refrigerator is set to keep food and drinks chilled at around 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit (about 4 degrees Celsius), but serving beers at this temperature has several negatives, including the following:
    • The colder the beer, the less carbonation is released; the less carbonation that’s released, the less aroma the beer gives off.
    • The palate is numbed to the point that it can’t discern many of the beer’s flavor nuances. (So this explains why some beers are best served just above the freezing mark!) Why bother drinking a beer if you can’t taste it? May as well have a Slurpee.

    Cold temperatures = less carbonation released = less aroma = less taste = why bother? Save the really cold temps for lawnmower beer — the kind you chug down after mowing the lawn (taste? who cares?).

    #2
    Beer is best just served, all that other stuff is incidental.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      1> What he done said, previous...^^^

      2> Have consumed many all-day, ambient temp, direct sunlight beers, from Adak, Alaska, to Central America, through Iraq...never refused one, or wasted any...

      3> My fridge is set so cold, it can make partial beer slushies, dependin on where ya tuck th Guinness in there...jus pull, let em Rest a few, pop th bottlecap, an roll on, lol !

      4> Are we Really to take beer etiquette lessons from a Brother who hydrates primarily with PBR?
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 8, 2021, 09:59 AM. Reason: 500 char limit

    #3
    St. Arnold’s Brewery makes a beer called Lawnmower. I wouldn’t chug it, and I haven’t found a better one to drink after cutting the lawn. I wouldn’t want to avoid it.

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      #4
      Wait...you mean if the mountains are blue my beer is too cold!?!

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      • Razor
        Razor commented
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        If there are blue mountains on your can, that ain’t beer. 😉

      #5
      I ❤️ beer. And bourbon. And gin too. What’s even better is the friends we imbibe said beverages. Happy PBR or whatever you choose my friend.

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      • Mr. Bones
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        Cheers, amigo!

        Lookin forward to yer adventures, an experiences

        Be safe an well, alla y'all, down yonder...
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 8, 2021, 06:45 AM. Reason: s vs. d

      #6
      I think PBR’s are an exception to the rule,,,,,
      Most of the PBR’s I have consumed were served at 65 degrees or warmer,,,,LOL 👍👍👍

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        #7
        Next up: how to attract lawnmower beer!

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          #8
          PBR should be run over with the lawnmower, does that qualify it as lawnmower beer?

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          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            No, please no....
            At $2.20 at tall boy, $1.85 when its on sale, its all I buy anymore.
            Only thing cheaper is Laker at $2 a tall boy and they're Lager goes down like barbed wire.
            I do buy Laker Red for cooking.

          • Argoboy
            Argoboy commented
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            Now that you are retired you must have time to shop prices more? I like local craft beer more these days.

          #9
          Here’s a Pro Tip, leave the beer iced down on the back porch so you can swing by and have a sip when you get thirsty, keeping it in the cup holder on the mower will make a mess.
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          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            I just duct tape the safety bar open and carry my beer

          • Jfrosty27
            Jfrosty27 commented
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            Pro tip: Hire a neighborhood kid to cut the lawn. Sit on patio or porch with wife drinking beers or other adult beverages while watching the kid cut the lawn and tending the smoker.

          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Jfrosty27 I don't know about that. Wife would be drinking half the beers and you could spend the money your paying the kid on more beer. I think I'll keep mine on the mower, bonus is I can't hear what she is saying over the noise of the engine.

          #10
          I define lawnmower beer as a lighter beer like a pilsner or pale ale to be consumed ice cold after mowing the lawn. Nothing better!

          Good beers can be slightly warmer but I still like cold beer. No thanks on the cellar temps or cask conditioned flat warm beer.

          I love crisp carbonated cold Western Style IPAs.

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          • bbqLuv
            bbqLuv commented
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            "Lite" or "Light" beer such as Coors Silver Bullet, if you want to call that PeeWater beer, is best served cold. Cold enough to numb taste buds to inhibit the tasting of it.
            I don't order it, I don't buy it, I don't turn it down when offered.

          • Old Glory
            Old Glory commented
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            bbqLuv not a fan of "Lite" Beer at all. When I said Lighter, I meant "Lighter Style" not Lite Beer. A crafted Pilsner can be exceptional. Think Scrimshaw, Smuttynose Vunderbar!, Prima, and Precept. All fantastic cold out of the cooler. So cold it hurts your hand!

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Ain't thing one wrong with a well crafted pilsner...
            Light Beer is yet, another thing...
            I always tell folks that it's th leftover rinse water, from third, mebbe fourth time they worsh out th brewin tanks, after makin some Real Beer lol!!!!

          #11
          Definitely hide your beer from your lawnmower, only when she is done cutting does she get one!

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          • bbqLuv
            bbqLuv commented
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            That means another beer run. She is worth it, I have to say.

          • smokenoob
            smokenoob commented
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            bbqLuv Hmmmmm, me thinks you drink a lot while you are watching, best to double up when you provision!

          #12
          In one of my engineering classes, we had a test which included a question on exponentials, which said: "A fisherman takes a beer out of the cooler at temperature 10 C, at the same time he gets a bite on the line. He puts the beer down in the bottom of the boat, at temperature 25 C while he fights the fish. If the beer heats up with a time constant of X (I don't recall the specific quantity), how long will it take for the beer to heat up to 15 C and be undrinkable?"

          I knew the answer needed an exponential equation to answer it, and using my trusty graphing calculator, got the right answer. I was the only student to get it right. But then I went on to tell the Prof the beer never gets too warm to drink. Beer is precious.

          Coincidentally, the expressed product of our BBQ love (the meat) also heats up following an exponential curve. If the meat's time constant is known and it's starting temperature and the cooker temperature, one should be able to calculate the ending time fairly precisely. But alas, all the other variables! And the beer consumed fuzzies the math.

          On a related note, I had a kegerator for a while and the CO2 pressure depended on the storage temperature and type of beer in order to get just the right amount of carbonation between flat and foamy pour. It takes a lot of CO2 to carbonate beer, many times the beer's volume. Each type of beer has its own number, determined by the brewer and brewing process.

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          • Mosca
            Mosca commented
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            If you cook your steaks by using the JKF method, you’ll notice that at the beginning you flip every 30 seconds or so, then as time goes on you’re flipping more and more often, until at the end you’re flipping every second or two! Exponents in action!

          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            Certainly no engineer here but the Men's room I used to sling beer at used a CO2 system.
            The tapsmen walked a fine line between a glass of foam, a glass of apple juice and a cold refreshing iced cold draft beer with a nice head on it.
            I tried the taps on numerous occasions, it was an art, try as I did, just couldn't get right.

          #13
          One of the reasons I bought a John Deere riding lawnmower was the drink holder next to the seat. I pictured myself happily zooming about drinking beer and puffing a cigar while trimming the grass. I was dismayed to find that the mower vibration churned up my beer into foam. BLAH! I thought you were going to address this dilemma.

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          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            Solution. Finish first beer before you start the mower. Finish second beer while mower warms up. By then you'll need a quick trip to the washroom, drink third beer on way back to mower. When you get there, determine you are too drunk to safely operate the mower, so shut off engine and sit down to drink fourth beer.

          • Max Good
            Max Good commented
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            ComfortablyNumb I stand in the shadow of your brilliance.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Yup^^^

            Sometimes, if'n yer 'Real Lucky', that particular Day, ya can also ingest a LIVE, an VERY PIERCED ORF Bee, or Hornet, that has made its way into th can, whilst ya was busy mowin, an such...

            Always a Treat!!!

          #14
          why would anyone want to avoid lawn mower beer. it's the stuff dreams are made of

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            #15
            Cheers to lawn mower PBR!

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            • ComfortablyNumb
              ComfortablyNumb commented
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              I tried zooming in to read what is printed on the back of her shirt and noticed her back is dirty. Poor girl must spend a lot of time on it....

            • Mr. Bones
              Mr. Bones commented
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              Exceedinly Brave of ya, ComfortablyNumb !!! Much Respect!!!

              Reckon ah'm bout as zoomed in on that whole deal as I'd ever care to be...

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