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The U.S. Conducted Atomic Weapons Tests On Beer
Popsci ^ | 09-19-2012 | Colin Lecher

Posted on 09/20/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT by Pilsner

An uncovered file documents Cold War-era investigations into an important question: is it safe to drink beer that was exposed to an atomic bomb detonation? And does it taste OK?


(Excerpt) Read more at popsci.com ...


TOPICS: History; Humor; Military/Veterans; Science
KEYWORDS: atomic; beer
Does it taste OK?

In a post apocalyptic world, I expect that irradiated beer would rate at least as good a review as SGT Mulcahy gave the indian trader's rotgut:

Tis better than no beer a'tall.

1 posted on 09/20/2012 6:36:24 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner
THAT EXPLAINS...... Photobucket
2 posted on 09/20/2012 6:41:01 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Pilsner

3 posted on 09/20/2012 6:41:32 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Beer you can chew .....


4 posted on 09/20/2012 6:43:45 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Pilsner

Beer you can find in the dark - hey, this could work!


5 posted on 09/20/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Pilsner

Shoulda used Genessee from Rochester NY for the test. It would laugh at anything less than a Tzar Bomba/Castle Bravo blast.

It’s serious beer... ;)


6 posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Pilsner

That would explain the taste of Pearl....


7 posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Pilsner

Any food is fine, as long as there’s no fallout dust actually in the food. Brush the fallout thoroughly off of the package before taking it indoors and opening it. As for the flash before the fallout, no problem for well packaged food there, either.

[From the Civil Defense course since taken away from students by the current hippie cowards in politics, who continue to emit their commie whines about their sensitivities and nightmares from “duck and cover.”]


8 posted on 09/20/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Pilsner

You won’t have to turn on the light to go pee in the middle of the night.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 6:52:33 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah and you won’t need snow to write your name. It’ll glow anywhere.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:53:11 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: smokingfrog

Nuka-Cola from Fallout 3 had that effect and never hurt no one! Of course it’s not real....but that’s besides the point!


11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: bleach

this keeps getting better and better


12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:55:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Pilsner

That explains “Old Milwaukee”!


13 posted on 09/20/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Pilsner; quantim; spinestein; 5Madman2; DTogo; Horatio Gates; Ribeye; decal; B Knotts; doodad; ...

ponging the Hombrewers List.


14 posted on 09/20/2012 7:07:31 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: G Larry
pearl reminds me of an old song:

"Drank Pearl from a can and Jack Daniels black,chewed tobacco from a mail pouch sack and had an old dog that was trained to attack, sometimes."

15 posted on 09/20/2012 7:10:11 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Pilsner
They truly were the "Greatest Generation."

Broke the sound barrier, went to the moon in Campbell soup cans and drank nuked beer while smoking Lucky's straight.

16 posted on 09/20/2012 7:21:20 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Ah yes good old Genocide.....

The beer that keeps on giving for the next week......


17 posted on 09/20/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: G Larry

And San Miguel.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: njslim

I fought in the Beer wars for many years. The Empire of Rochester kept sending legions of brown soldiers out and we kept killing them off. Many a good man gave his liver for the cause. ;)


19 posted on 09/20/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Pilsner

Hold muh beer while we radiate you.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 7:30:09 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Pilsner

Isn’t heavy beer made from heavy water? Coors light is just the remnants coming out the other end after good beer is consumed.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 7:30:49 PM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Norm Lenhart
"Shoulda used Genessee from Rochester NY for the test."

LOL! My Dad used to drink Jenny.

22 posted on 09/20/2012 7:32:15 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

It was the ‘National Beer” for the Adirondacks ;)

An acquired taste to be sure, but better than Old Swill for not a lot more cash...at least it was. Dunno anymore. I’m now 2000 miles from ‘Graceland’ ;)


23 posted on 09/20/2012 7:35:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Huskrrrr

24 posted on 09/20/2012 7:36:28 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Pilsner

Beer and blowing up stuff. It don’t get no better than that, Vern.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 7:42:33 PM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I haven’t lived in Rochester since around 1973. I live in Central NY State, about 45 minutes east of Syracuse. Don’t know anybody who still drinks it. Every year my Dad looked forward to the Genesee Bock Beer they brewed. I believe they only brewed it once a year, and only during a certain time.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 7:43:22 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sawdring
pearl reminds me of an old song: "Drank Pearl from a can and Jack Daniels black,chewed tobacco from a mail pouch sack and had an old dog that was trained to attack, sometimes."

David Allan Coe's "If That Ain't Country"

I've seen the Grand Ol' Opry, and I've met Johnny Cash. If that ain't country, I'll kiss your ass.

27 posted on 09/20/2012 7:49:21 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Pilsner

Adds a whole new meaning to “its the water and a lot more”


28 posted on 09/20/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for the pong, Red Devil! Very cool thread!


29 posted on 09/20/2012 7:50:24 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Sawdring

PS: forgot to add—you already know that. :-)


30 posted on 09/20/2012 7:53:39 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Pilsner

Sounds like alcohol abuse to me!


31 posted on 09/20/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by MCF
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To: mass55th

I remember Genny Bock. We had a couple stores in the Tri-Lakes that would carry it. Everyone tried it once ;)
That stuff could eat paint.

Back in the 79s/80s it was by far the most popular up there. I wonder what happened. Probably the PR push for the ‘exotics’. Hell, a guy drank Genny to get drunk, period, not because he liked it! We were REAL MEN! Not these home brew/Sam Adams pussified girly boys! ;)


32 posted on 09/20/2012 7:58:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: tired&retired

Why is Coors light like Sex in a canoe?

Their both f**k&^g near water.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 7:59:37 PM PDT by Pafreedom
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To: mass55th; Norm Lenhart

Jenny Cream Ale for me..)


34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:00:41 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mojo114

Never could drink that. Way too smooth/no bite at all.

But lots of people loved it...at least they used to. Cool can though!


35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:05:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Pilsner

Should have used Old Frothingslosh then they could advertise “the pale stale ale with the mushroom cloud on the bottom.”


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:12:07 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Pafreedom
Why is Coors light like Sex in a canoe?

Their They're both f**k&^g near water.

37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Pilsner
Wait a minute! The beer that was tested was in the old style solid topped steel cans and bottles with the cork lined caps. We need do some atmospheric nuke testing to test out our modern pop-top aluminum cans and plastic lined twist-caps. To hell with the treaties, this is important.
38 posted on 09/20/2012 9:09:10 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Pilsner

Which is infinitely more useful that 99% of the crap they spend money on today.


39 posted on 09/20/2012 9:10:35 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Pilsner

This is a logical test. Beer was used for thousands of years for our basic drink because it was safer to drink then water


40 posted on 09/23/2012 1:21:31 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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