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Old 01-26-2017, 06:54 PM   #41
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Id say if the beer you drank after work is no longer in production or impossible to find or the way you open it has changed your an old timer
LMAO, now thats funny, but I think coors light is still around, and many different micro brews...pop top and caps are still here..for now..but I do remember the pull off tops on soda, not so much on beer..
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:22 PM   #42
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The first company I worked for as a brand new apprentice had an old timer there and he would not tell or show any of us his secrets.I never really even knew that he was holding back until a few years of being around him and I guess he started to like me and some secrets would "come out" . Believe it or not the guy could not read or write so I guess he was concerned about job security. He was the best at cast iron work and any underground
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I was weened on Hamm's beer made with sky blue water. (st paul)
They had a five thousand foot deep artesion well.
Now it's made with some other water, Californian water, Just not the same.

Dad was in the Hamm's sponsored VFW post. I always volunteered to set up tables for the dances and other functions so I could have a beer or two on the sly.

Does that count for an old guy?
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This thread was started by someone wanting to hear "old timer's trade secrets" and now it is about beer......
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I was weened on Hamm's beer made with sky blue water. (st paul)
They had a five thousand foot deep artesion well.
Now it's made with some other water, Californian water, Just not the same.

Dad was in the Hamm's sponsored VFW post. I always volunteered to set up tables for the dances and other functions so I could have a beer or two on the sly.

Does that count for an old guy?


I grew up in Mn and we went to boundary waters every summer and one of the dads sang the Hamms song every year as soon as we crossed the line into the BWCA
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Went to College in Steven Point Wisc. cases of Red White Blue or Fox Deluxe for $4.95.
Ahh, the good times.
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Went to College in Steven Point Wisc. cases of Red White Blue or Fox Deluxe for $4.95.
Ahh, the good times.

My uncle loved Red White and Blue. He said it came from the same barrel as Pabst. Yeah, the bottom of the barrel.

Way back, Buck Horn beer. Three cases for $10.00
The next day we called it the Buck Horn Blues.

That might be a trade secret.
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Old 01-27-2017, 04:39 PM   #48
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Back in the early '80's my dad use to drink Knickerbocker until they went out of business? Just googled it and I guess there's a small brewery in Holland MI by the name.

The one beer that I loved that is no longer made is Red Wolf. I believe it was made by Budweiser.
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Anyone remember Piels Beer? My grandmother use to buy a 6-pack for $1.99 {if my memory is correct} back in the late 70's early 80's. It was sold in upstate NY in the local supermarket. It wasn't Waldbaums, was it Grand Way? I just can't remember the store. Shoprite maybe? I don't recall.
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I remember being a young kid..and my grandpa had all these returnable bottles of Schlitz.. He had the cool lamp too. Sorry, not as old as some of you, but I do wish we did returnables sometimes.. He would save up a bunch.. Get the money back, and get more beer.

And to keep on topic a bit, I agree don't give away our secrets. It took me 3 years, and working with many different journeyman to learn the tips and tricks I know.. That's 10% of what a lot of you know, and I understand that. That's what makes this trade so great. You work with one guy who has a slightly better way of doing things, and you just pick up little by little . 6 months ago, I was asking this board for help on how to do drains. I got a journeymans trust at work, showed me some things, now I did all the greasy waste drains and sanitary branches in this hotel. Very proud of my work, and thank the guys that taught me everyday . If I wanted to know something from someone hear, which I will someday. I'll PM them.
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