General Beer Discussion by OIZNOP
Ok...what's the proper term???.....I am working on a major article for the page, and it's just about finnished.....this is the only thing holding me back form sending it to Flash.....I have been using "DRAFT" in my writings, but I am not sure this is correct...and I am too lazy to look in a dictionary....Help me out, beer pals.....Oiz needs a little beer vocab advice!
This message was edited by Oiznop at 7/19/2004 11:35:11 AM.
18 years ago
In Reply To #4 A place called Carbonic Systems. It sucked though. Nothing like driving around in a CO2 tank truck supplying the world with beergas on New Years Eve. Wish I couldve been a part of the drinking frenzy instead of supplying the frenzy. We supplyed Bulk CO2 along with cylinders of N2 and CO2 for the Stouts(Guinness) It was a job. Moved on to better things hopefully. Kissmybass
In Reply To #1 & #2 Oiz, a further refinement may be helpful. I grew up thinking draft beer was beer pushed out of a keg by CO2: just pull the tap handle and fill yer mug. I also grew up thinking draught was when it didn't rain and your crops died... Recently I learned that traditional draught beer is actually pulled or "drawn" from the keg or cask by mechanical pressure from a hand pump--no added CO2. In fact, the folks behind the Campaign for Real Ale (CamRA) would argue that the only REAL ale is cask conditioned, naturally carbonated, hand pulled, and never filtered or pasteurized. According to CamRA, we Americans not only tampered with the spelling of "draught," we also changed the traditional distribution system with gas pressure and altered the flavor of the beer with added CO2. They say American kegged beer isn't pulled or drawn, it's pushed. Maybe that's the distinction between draught and draft! Cheers! Domer