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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:10 PM
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AWW!!! One of the benefits of living in below freezing whether!!
Ice cold beer that sits outside to cool :beer: Nothing's better than Spaten that sits out in whether in the teens :D
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:28 PM
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1. It's so cold in Chicago that it'd freeze and blow up.
Heading to zero tonight. Today reached a high of about 9 above. Lovely weather we're having.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:33 PM
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4. Alcohol doesn't freeze
Try it :7 BTW how many lake effect snowstorms have you had
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:34 PM
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6. No lake effect snow here.
In fact, barely any snow. I have had bottles of wine blow up on the back porch from the cold, learned my lesson.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:34 PM
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13. Pure alcohol does not freeze, but beer is far from pure
and it does indeed freeze, popping tops off and denting ceilings.
Some other things that freeze...
Diet Dr. Pepper cans freeze and shoot across the room.
Coke just shatters the cans... no projectile
Wine turns into a slurry-type icee drink which is quite good.
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:46 AM
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19. Yeah, lovely weather in Chicago...
However, it is making my not having a refrigerator a lot more tolerable -- stick that 12 pack of 7up on the windowsill, and let it chill (window closed, of course -- it still works :D).
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AngryYoungMan Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:29 PM
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2. Sounds great!
cheers. I just have a fridge...
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:32 PM
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3. I thought you were gonna say
No skeeders.
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:34 PM
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5. That too
Also Rednecks hate the cold :evilgrin:
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:40 PM
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7. darn double-post...
Edited on Thu Jan-22-04 09:44 PM by BiggJawn
See? Even the internet's so cold it's sluggish tonight
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 09:43 PM
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8. Since I don't drink, that's of dubious merit...
Damn, I'm COLD!!! wish I had something other than a "MYCOAL" heater to snuggle....

It's 2 above right now, prolly be 5 below by morning.

Oh, and the wind's howling at 15 to 20, too....
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:06 PM
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9. Damn, where are you at?
In Cleveland they're having a lake affect snowstorm right now. I'm lucky because I live in SW Ohio an we haven't had any percipitation.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:08 PM
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10. The Gawd-forsaken plains of Northern Indiana...
Like Lake Wobegon, but not as interesting...
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:33 PM
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12. It was -11 this morning in Green Bay
with -30-35 windchill.
I don't drink :smoke:
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Interrobang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:31 PM
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11. If I left beer outside, even in this weather...
...someone would steal it off my front porch.

Then again, I could bury it in the *60 cm* (two feet!!) or so of SNOW... Bleah.
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gator_in_Ontario Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 04:48 PM
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26. that is funny
I was bringing groceries in and could only carry either the ginger ale, or the Canadian. (I live on top of a pool hall/tavern) So....the ginger ale waited for the next trip! I actually reasoned that it had a better chance of still being there...and beer does freeze! A lesson I just learned recently....
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:36 PM
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14. What I like is that
I can go grocery shopping, put the groceries in the trunk, go somewhere else for a few hours, and the frozen foods will still be fine when I get home!
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 10:59 PM
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15. It's great to pull something out of the oven and get a quick cool-down
for a cake or whatever too. Just put it outside for a few minutes!
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:49 AM
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17. what I hate is that
sound the car door makes when it's really cold out- that strange creaky sound, and that metal CLANG! when you shut it...it just sounds cold.
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BrewerJohn Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-04 11:09 PM
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16. But you lose most of the benefit of a fine beer like Spaten
By drinking it ice cold. Store the swill outside, but for the good stuff, you want a cellar
at about 50 F, that will keep your taste buds thawed and active!
:toast:
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:30 AM
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18. Have you had Rauchenfelser Stienbrau
It's a good German brew that has a caramely taste to it :)
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:24 PM
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23. I'm always amazed
by the number of German beer brands not available in Germany. Outside their town of origin that is.


Well, I'll stick to my Berliner Pilsener ("Du bist so wunderbar Berlin", www.berliner-pilsener.de ), even though it's too cold to cool it outside.




PS (FYI "ei" is pronounced like "ai"; "ie" like "ee". :hi:)
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:57 AM
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20. In college, we used to hang 6-packs out our dorm window
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 02:58 AM by SoCalDem
Lawrence Kansas in January is a verrrrrrry brrrrrrrry place too :)
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:11 PM
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21. *snarf* I love the pick in your sig line
:D
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:34 PM
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24. In college, we used to make 50 gallons of hard cider
and when it got down to -30 below, we' d let it freeze and pour off the good stuff.

Horrible hangovers but it was "wicked good" - and free.

:)
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:21 PM
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22. Yeah! It's great - also you can throw a case on top of
the luggage rack on the car, and it's cold by the time you get home (well, especially at -20 or more, up to about -40). I also love the ice sculptures - we've got some great artists:


Now, THAT'S a cool bike!
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sasquatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 04:37 PM
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25. Nice sculptures!!
:wow:
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 05:13 PM
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27. Free skating ring when you go out
You don't even need the ring you can skate down the streets in you shoes.
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aQuArius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 05:35 PM
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28. Having somewhere to put your food when you fridge breaks
Its going to be a long weekend, living where it rarely freezes.
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