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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    agave worms dont come in tequila, youre thinking of Mescal. (from Oaxaca)
    but yes, the bottle is the $$ pit.
    Shows how much I know my booze.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Well.....

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinfhaz View Post
    agave worms dont come in tequila, youre thinking of Mescal. (from Oaxaca)
    but yes, the bottle is the $$ pit.
    This is true today, but it hasn't always been. The worm goes in the Mescal simply and purely for it's added punch of soaking up the mescaline, which is a psychedelic alkaloid found in the cactus. The Peyote Cactus contains the highest concentration, but the worm is able to soak up concentrations of the drug in the cactus producing lower amounts. There's an old saying that says "eat the worm, see the world"; it's a hallucinogen that's all it is today.

    Now, in years gone by, a worm was placed in all sorts of alcohol bottles. It wasn't for decoration or abuse. It was to provide "proof" of the alcohol content. Apparently (no idea if this is true) the worm can live in booze that has a proof of less that 80. Therefore, a worm would be dropped in a bottle to prove it's alcohol content was at least 80 proof.

    Just useless trivia floating around my head that I thought I'd share.
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    A college professor dropped a worm into a beaker of alcoholic libation as the class watched. The worm died and the professor addressed the class. "Now class what does this demonstration prove?" The class sat rather confused and dumbfounded until on student raised a hand. The professor, delighted to see some thought eagerly called on the student who responded.. "Drink booze and you won't have worms!"
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Not having knowledge of booze is a good thing methinks!
    im just glad im not the dummy who spent 250K on a bottle.. could've had a Gallardo and some new clothes for that price.. but then again, he's pro'lly got 2 of those..

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    I'm so confused!!! Is this tread about cars, alcohol, cigars, or hammocks?

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    Yep! All the above.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    I'm so confused!!! Is this tread about cars, alcohol, cigars, or hammocks?
    i'll start a thread called "what made you a cigar smoking, Lamborghini driving, tequila snob with a hammock?"

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    Well, just call me cheap.. I won't spend $5 for a margarita on Friday or Saturday when I can go another night (Monday or Tuesday) and get it for $1. I try to buy all my gear used. I spent $200 on used HHs before I figured out that a new BB was my best option. And it took weeks for me to justify the cost to myself... I drive a 9 yr old Saturn that still has dirt inside from when I hiked Virginia in April/May. I never smoked a cigar, and never learned how to smoke a cigarette properly back in '64 when everyone else was doing it backstage at highschool. Won't discuss smoking anything else later on... But I'm too cheap to buy. So $5000 cognac probably isn't for me, even if it's named after HH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliff355 View Post
    Me either. I used to guide canoe trips in Ely, MN back in the 70s. Had one client who was bringing fancy booze in glass bottles, and told him to put them in plastic or they would bust. He said that would wreck the "bouquet" or whatever and went with glass.

    I knew they would bust and he would be out of booze, so I picked up a bottle of rotgut brandy @$4/qt. and put it in a strong plastic jug.

    By day two his bottles were smashed and he was all bummed out. So, I pulled out the jug of cheap stuff and told him it was actually really fancy stuff given to me by a previous client. But, I said the "bouquet" was probably shot because it had been in plastic for a while.

    He took one whiff and said: "No, I can still tell this is very fine cognac." That cheap jug sure kept him happy, and I never told him the truth.
    This made me laugh really hard. When you're out camping, even cheap beer tastes good.

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    cheap beer is the best when camping just make sure its cold, after 5 or 6 it all taste the same and you feel so less guilty when visiting the "rest room"
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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