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OIZNOP
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OIZNOP
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OIZNOP
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Draft or Draught???

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! Oiz

This message was edited by Oiznop at 7/19/2004 11:35:11 AM.


18 years ago
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# 1

In Reply To #1 I (was) in the business of supplying CO2 to bars and Rests. along with cleaning Draught lines, and the correct word spelling is [{Draught...}] Kissmybass

18 years ago
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# 2

In Reply To #1 I looked it up in the Dictionary and Draught is the correct spelling, but the American English (popular) spelling is Draft. You can use both and we would get it. Kissmybass

18 years ago
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Yeah, I believe "draft" is us Americans screwing with the original word "draught" Used to work in the CO2 business huh? Where did you work?

18 years ago
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# 4

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

18 years ago
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FOAMDOME
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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

18 years ago
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In Reply To #1 Try Vom Vass (V pronounced as F)-from the barrel. Needless to say most barrels are kegs these days!

18 years ago
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