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

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  • troymeister
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1383
    • Forest Park Il
    • Weber 26

      Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

      2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5, Vortex, Grill Grates

      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe
      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

      One cannot have too many grills.

    I remember another one that I almost forgot about....When I was 21, I went on a solo 5 week long backpacking (traveling by bus) trip starting in Guatemala City and ending in Mexico City. About week 4 one afternoon I was sitting in a bar on a beach near Tulum Mexico hanging with some true blue hippies and Dead Heads.

    I was drinking dark beer. I remember meeting some girl and we started drinking shots of tequila. No food was eaten. Only fermented Agave in liquid form was in my stomach. Day turned into night...Next thing I remember is waking up on the beach with the bright sun shining in my eyes. Dehydrated, giant headache and cramped stomach...I soon realized I was missing my wallet, shoes and passport. (No Credit or ATM cards in those days)

    Thank God my Back Pack and the rest of my money was locked up in one of the beach lockers. I had a spare pair of shoes and my wallet probably had no more than $20.00 in it, which I would have spent anyway. But missing your passport is a big deal. That day the group of Hippies and Dead Heads did some detective work and for a small ransom, I was able to get my passport back.

    That whole event was a life long lesson.
    Last edited by troymeister; August 8, 2020, 10:14 AM.


    • ComfortablyNumb
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      I wouldn't have sweated the passport. Back in those days you could travel back and forth to Mexico without one. For that matter, you could still get back to the States without one today, CBP cannot deny a US citizen entry. It might take some time to prove you are who you are, but you'll get back in.

    • SmokingPat
      SmokingPat commented
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      That's why I gave up hard liquor, and took up beer. You can still get drunk, but you have to work a little harder. 😄
  • MTurney
    Club Member
    • Feb 2020
    • 169
    • Grapevine, TX

    I’m too lazy to read all of the replies so I’m sure it’s been said....but MD 20/20 was a staple for us


    • Cheef
      Club Member
      • Oct 2015
      • 656

      For me it was what my Grandpa called his home made potato beer. 1 bottle would pretty much start and end any party.


      • ComfortablyNumb
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        Potato beer? That would end the party for me before it started!
    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 5499
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

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      • HawkerXP
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        That is my brother. I'm doing the big blink.

      • Rfhd69
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        What a great set of jorts! The belt and socks are crucial to this outfit!
    • ssandy_561
      Charter Member
      • Apr 2015
      • 1192
      • Central OHIO

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      These are two spirits you do not want to buy. I did a lot of hands on research on these two In college.


      • jharner
        Club Member
        • Jan 2016
        • 1120
        • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
        • Cookers

          Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
          Weber 22.5 Kettle
          Brickman Box Smoker


          Slow N Sear
          Tube Smoker
          Turkey Cannon
          Rib racks
          Weber chimney starter


          Maverick ET 735
          Tru Temp 3619n
          Thermapen mk4

          Favorite Drink

          Free beer
          Coors Light
          Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

        Nothing special but back in the day 1974-75 a little Old Charter and a stop at the local 7 Eleven for a large coke icee made some good times.


        • Murdy
          Club Member
          • May 2018
          • 464
          • North-Central Illinois

          Oops. Wrong place.
          Last edited by Murdy; August 14, 2020, 10:39 PM.


          • ComfortablyNumb
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 3240
            • Northeast Washington
            • KBQ C-60
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermopop
              Thermoworks Dot

            Although I can say I've sampled many of the aforementioned, I spent more of my youth inhaling rather than sipping or guzzling....


            • Panhead John
              Panhead John commented
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              So......that explains everything.
          • tiewunon
            Club Member
            • May 2020
            • 263
            • Virginia Beach, Va

            - Read through the whole thread this morning and Cheef who mentioned potato beer jostled a few cobwebs or maybe reinvigorated some very unused brain cells and brought back a memory.
            - While on active duty and stationed in Yokusuka Japan I stumbled into this establishment it wasn't a bar. Had a bowl of Udon Soup and chased it down with "Hoppy Shochu". The Hoppy part was nearly a non alcholic beverage that tasted like beer and looked color wise like beer. The Shochu (alcohol) part was clear, serverd up cold and in a cold or frosted mug. It was made with a variety of things but mainly with potato's or sweet potato's. You then poured the Hoppy into the Shochu providing the beer flavor. The JN's would normally sell this as 5 parts Hoppy to 1 part Shochu.
            - Us crazy Gaijin's would ask for a double or triple of the Shochu bringing the alcohol content up to well over 20+% alcohol.
            - Not all places sold this stuff but a good indicator you could get it at the establishment was there would be a charecture of a Rabbit that looked like Bug's Bunny on a sidewalk sign before entering the building.
            - The more you wandered from the prescribed 5:1 ratio of Hoppy to Shochu the worse it tasted and the following morning the headaches were more brutal. However they were just like "Lay's" Potato Chips you just couldn't have 1.


            • Mr. Bones
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              Hontu desu, tomodachi....
              Jaa mata!
              Ki o tsukete, kudesai!
              Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 15, 2020, 07:47 PM.
          • Mark V
            Club Member
            • Oct 2018
            • 243
            • Minnesota

            Don't remember what the beer was, but 30 years ago when I made beer I needed bottles and found a Wisconsin beer in returnables that was insanely cheap. I tried to drink it, but couldn't. Dumped the case and used the bottles.




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