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CHEAP CRAP WE DRANK GROWING UP + One funny story to go with it.

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  • Panhead John
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 291
    • Houston, Texas

    CHEAP CRAP WE DRANK GROWING UP + One funny story to go with it.

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    Last edited by Panhead John; August 8, 2020, 08:09 PM.
  • Steve R.
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 2326
    • Elizabethtown, KY
    • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

    #2
    I think Boone's Farm has played a role in a lot of drunken stories that we would maybe rather not tell.

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    • Bkhuna
      Bkhuna commented
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      It sure has for me.
  • Jfrosty27
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 752
    • Muskego, WI
    • Current cookers:
      Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
      Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
      Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
      Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
      Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
      Weber Smokey Joe
      SnS Deluxe
      Vortex
      The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
      Blackstone 17" griddle
      Joule Sous Vide circulator

      Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
      Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

    #3
    Yup I remember the Boone’s Farm. How about the always reliable to get you drunk MD 20/20 fortified wine. Man that stuff was raw. Growing up in Milwaukee, Schlitz Mat Liquor was always around too.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Oh Yeah, had ta have th Mad Dog 20/20, mebbe even some Night Train lol!
      Both are Incredibly reliable stomach flush agents...
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 8, 2020, 08:57 AM.
  • bbqLuv
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 410
    • Milwaukie OR

    #4
    Pabst Blue Ribbon, in the 60's and still today. Just don't spill the PBR !! No one wants a Pabst smear on the table.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Yup, PBR, or "Riverboats", as we usedta call em... see: ( Patrol Boat, River)
      *Also affectionately referred to as "Brown Water""
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 7, 2020, 10:37 PM.
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3992
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    #5
    Lord Calvert

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Th Lord an I have spoken on many occasions, oftentimes re: a mutual friend, named "Ralph"

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      I remember crawling onto my buddy's grandma's porch in the morning to have words with Ralph when I was round about 13.
      Last edited by Attjack; August 15, 2020, 05:50 PM.
  • rodkeary
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 200
    • Pacific Northwest
    • Weber Genesis
      Bradley Smoker

    #6
    Mickey's Big Mouth aka "the Grenade". If you wanted to get where you were going in a hurry that was the ticket.

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    • ofelles
      ofelles commented
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      Yep, mickey's was always welcome!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      We'uns usedta have a lil ol 5 acre Truck Patch piece of ground, out betwixt Tonganoxie, an McLouth...Well, me an my Pa, we would ride to/from work every day, fer simple economics of usin 1 vehicle, vs 2...
      Hail, I'd haveta bet archaeologists will still be uncoverin our Mickey's Big Mouth bottles, 1000+ years in th future, on accounta I'd haveta reckon we had th grader ditches over boutta a 15 mile stretch bout plumb dang level full with green glass bottles, both sides a 24/40 Hwy...
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 7, 2020, 10:47 PM.

    • Hulagn1971
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      Ohhh yes. Me and a couple buddies used to get pretty right drinking the big mouths. Had to be really cold though. I remember one night we split a 6 pack out in the woods under somebody's gazebo. We drank 2 each and passed a joint around. Talk about getting sick!
  • Onez
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 44
    • MD
    • Portable Kitchen PK360 || Weber Master-Touch 22" Kettle || Weber Premium 26" Kettle || Weber Jumbo Joe || Weber Genesis Propane || Weber Smokey Joe Silver || Slow 'n Sear(s) - Original Limited Edition (#14) & XL || Vortex - medium || Thermapen Mk4 || Thermoworks Smoke & Smoke X4 || GrillGrates Sets || Instagram: @greenaspengrillery

    #7
    Genesee 36-packs was our regular beer of choice back in high school days (class of '95). A lot of beer for little money made it our winning ticket each weekend.

    In college, we drank Milwaukee's Best every time.
    Last edited by Onez; August 7, 2020, 10:27 AM.

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    • ssandy_561
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      We would get many 1/2 kegs of “The Beast” for our fraternity parties
  • 58limited
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 874
    • SE Texas
    • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

    #8
    Cheapest? Keystone beer came on the market at $4.99 a case in the early 1990s. Worst drinking episodes usually involved cheap vodka.


    I won't touch any mass produced American lite lager anymore (Bud, Miller, etc.) Never liked Boone's, almost vomited the first (and only) time I tasted Mad Dag 20/20 - ran to the sink and spit it out it was that bad.

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    • tiewunon
      Club Member
      • May 2020
      • 281
      • Virginia Beach, Va

      #9
      Making my popcorn now this thread has potential.
      Used to drink Widemanns aka "Wheaties" at 79 cents a six pack with returnable bottles up until the time I left for the "wayward school for boy's" on the Severn. Survived 4 dry years at that institution and then released/graduated into the real world.
      Also used to sample my grandfathers and my mothers homemade wines on frequent occaisions unbeknownst to them.
      Most people that have known me through the years find it hard to believe I actually stopped drinking in 86 for no reason.

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      • Smoking77
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 310
        • Los Angeles

        #10
        Like many others here, Strawberry Hill was a big part of my childhood. In high school, my friends and I spent a weekend drinking cheap everclear and orange juice. Don't have the stories because I don't remember them.

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        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          I will interject, as a public service, to tell ya fer true; Everclear will deffo help ya light off a stubborn an recalcitrant XLCH, at sub-zero temps..True Story...
          Not too sure I ever wanna look into what it mighta done to my innards, though
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12730
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #11
        PBR or whatever was cheapest. There was a guy in college who was already bald and he charged $0.25 a bottle to buy for all his under aged friends.
        I remember one cold winter night when our group drove out to nowhere to drink beer that had been in the trunk. Pulled the beer out and it was frozen. That night ended early...

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        • scottranda
          scottranda commented
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          Baldy at VT? Didn’t meet one of those. But one guy was totally gray at 19 years old.

          Frozen beer? Yup!

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Beersicles!!!
          YUM! LOL
      • IowaGirl
        Club Member
        • Dec 2018
        • 611
        • Northeast Iowa, USA

        #12
        A few years ago, my hubby left the room, looking green and muttering about "youthful indiscretions", when he saw me drinking a beer and eating chocolate at the same time.

        I wonder what that was all about.

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        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Bier und Schokolade were obviously meant fer each other, I mean, like???

          Gimme plenty Both, Please...

        • IowaGirl
          IowaGirl commented
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          That's what I think too, but apparently hubs had one bad night where the two didn't mix. I just smile as I nibble and sip -- more for me!

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Agreed, they's jus like peas an carrots, Sister!
          In a word, "YUMMM"
      • budbrew2
        Club Member
        • Mar 2016
        • 32
        • Zionsville, IN

        #13
        So at IU around 30 years ago, we would buy 1/2 barrel kegs of Little Kings for less than $40 for our social gatherings. I also remember finding cases of Olympia Gold in returnable bottles once for $4.99/case...

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        • Steve R.
          Steve R. commented
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          Yep, I remember Little Kings back in those days.
      • Parkin
        Club Member
        • Jul 2020
        • 79
        • Scottsdale AZ

        #14
        When I was a kid (ie. much younger )I used to drink Mad Dog 20/20 out of an old aluminium camp coffee pot...just fill with ice and empty the bottle.....led to many forgotten memories, and girlfriends, I'm sure.

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        • Schwyy
          Club Member
          • Nov 2019
          • 105
          • Andover, MA

          #15
          Keystone Light 9.99 for a 30 rack in college (UNH WILDCATS BABAAAY)

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          • Greygoose
            Greygoose commented
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            My son is a UNH grad,,,,,,,,
            Lived over the Wildcat,,,,,
            Natty lights decorated the stair well
            Said it was the best 4 years Of his life and,,,,,,,and he said he got a great education,,,,,
            Whatever that means !!!!!

          • Schwyy
            Schwyy commented
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            those were the days!

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