Re: Box Car Crack Filler For Grain Transport

Dave Parker


I was thinking specifically about the Land of the Rising Sun, and its ubiquitous and insipid Sapporo.  But there are many similar "rice lagers" from that part of the world, none of them measurably better (IMO).

BTW, I don't share your disdain for all Utah beer.  Uinta makes a couple of IPAs that I am rather fond of, although the double Detour is something of a head-kicker.

An of course, back in the day, beer was commonly transported in colorful refrigerator cars (obligatory stay-out-of-jail sentence).

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:40 PM, "Brian Termunde GCRDS@... [STMFC]" wrote:

When you say "west of California", do you mean Hawaii, Guam, PI, Japan or maybe China? Or further west?

Take Care,
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

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2a. Re: Box Car Crack Filler For Grain Transport
Posted by: "Dave Parker" spottab@... spottab
Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017 7:56 am ((PDT))

Tony wrote:There is a big company that uses rice to make a thin beverage, but many of us do not consider it beer.
Well said, but there are many companies that use what are called adjuncts in the brewing of "beer".  An adjunct is any source of fermentables that is not malted barley (or wheat or rye).  Rice is particularly prevalent in beers brewed to the west of California, but my sense is that corn is just as (perhaps more) common in U.S. lagers from the large macrobreweries.
The Germans have traditionally been rather stuffy about the use of adjuncts, with various iterations of their Reinheitsgebot (purity regulations) dating back to the 16th century.  Traditionally, to be called beer in Germany, the only ingredients allowed are malt, hops, water, and yeast.
Actually, many very good beers contain adjuncts, often some form of table sugar (sucrose).  FBOFW, these additions increase the alcohol content without making the beer too heavy.  Examples include many Belgian ales and even some "big" American IPAs.
And, as a rule, these adjuncts were and often still are transported in FREIGHT CARS.
Dave ParkerRiverside, CA(who used to brew beer before model railroading took over his entire life)

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