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The Man Cave: Drinking

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David F. replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"Make sure the decanter is glass not leaded crystal.  The lead leeches out over time. "
Mar 20, 2013
Liam Strain replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"A decanter can also be just to have a smaller quantity more accessible from a larger storage vessel. E.g. a barrel of bourbon would be decanted into bottles.  Decanters usually include stoppers, carafes do not. "
Mar 18, 2013
The Dutch Dastard replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"A question: Apparently the right word in English is decanter, but it struck me as very odd. For all I know, a decanter is used to decant things (that is, separate the sediment, mostly with wines). Isn't carafe a more appropriate word?…"
Mar 18, 2013
Carl Monster replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"I don't have a man cave; the cave in our basement is for my girls, hence the girlcave. I don't have male friends that are good enough to have over for such drinking, and I don't like drinking alone, so my imbibing is done with Mrs…"
Mar 18, 2013
Liam Strain replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"As far as I know, if it is genuine, and called crystal, it has lead in it. The older the piece, the more lead (32% lead oxide is common pre 1980s, newer is more like 24%). If it does not have lead oxide, it cannot legally be called…"
Mar 18, 2013
jrh replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"I hate to necromance a dead thread, but this is something I too could use advice on.  I've got a small mini bar set up going (Its actually just a bookshelf I repurposed, but its a dark wood against genuine brick wall in my rowhouse, so it…"
Mar 18, 2013
SamwiseGrangee replied to DSM's discussion An unusual question. in the group Catholic Men
"I am a cradle Catholic, who is going on to his Masters work in Theology at Boston College this year.  The maternal intercession of Mary in the Rosary, certainty of absolution in Confession and the contemplation of Adoration and reception of…"
Jun 10, 2011
SamwiseGrangee replied to Taylor Norwood's discussion Zorba the Greek in the group Book Group
"  It's my favorite book and I first read it because I dated a girl who lived in Crete (Heraklion where Kazantzakis was born).  I wish I could pick out some of my favorite lines, but in the meantime I'll just say that the…"
Apr 25, 2011
SamwiseGrangee replied to Dr. Gerard J. Remillard's discussion 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die in the group Book Group
"Wow.  It's good to have it broken up chronologically, but damn, that pre-1700's list is scant.  Where is the Odyssey, the Iliad, the Aeneid, Augustine's Confessions, The Divine Comedy, etc?!?!"
Apr 24, 2011
SamwiseGrangee replied to Dr. Gerard J. Remillard's discussion A List of The Essential Man's Library: 100 Must-Read Books in the group Book Group
"You forgot two.;)"
Apr 24, 2011
t-train replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"Sorry I don't speak german, but I have heard of Balthasar, but never got as interested as you are:) I did give a presentation about Schweitzer in college last year, and while I don't agree with all his ideas, he was quite an interesting…"
Apr 14, 2011
Matt replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"The only two things you need to know about storing whiskey/scotch/etc:   1) Light = bad 2) Air = bad 3) Leeching (picking up tastes/chemicals from containers) = bad   Just make sure whatever you use to store them is 1) airtight; 2) limit…"
Apr 14, 2011
Cameron Dean replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"This is gold. I'll be coming back to your advice when I'm setting up my own."
Apr 14, 2011
SamwiseGrangee replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"Der Theologe ist.  Hans Urs von Balthasar.  Meine Familie aber sind bayerisch.  Bist du Deutscher/Österreicher/Schweitzer?  "
Apr 13, 2011
NYGayBear replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"couple thoughts;  on decanters, be careful of old ones (leach lead) and new, inexpensive ones (not airtight and leak alcohol out of top).  I love decanters- so I am no knocking them, just sharing some of what I learned about them. …"
Apr 13, 2011
t-train replied to SamwiseGrangee's discussion The Man Cave: Drinking
"I received a little spending money, copious amounts of baked goods, books of theology (one of which was in German by my favorite theologian)   Schweitzer?"
Apr 13, 2011

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