Hot poker in beer
Of course, the big unanswered question is how does a hot poker make the beer taste? Well, turns out the change in flavor is part of the charm. Hot Ale Flips were all the rage at a time when fire pokers were ubiquitous hearth accouterments and warm beer was lauded as tonic. One of the earliest kno5/5(2). He's invented a "Red Hot Poker" that's electrically heated to over °F and set them alight with the poker. The beer foamed wildly as he agitated the poker.
Hot Ale Flip
The nice-looking recipe on this blog Gin and Crumpets calls for a bottle of porter and about two ounces of gin, warming them together with nutmeg and three teaspoons of brown sugar. Sambrook's Country House Brewing in England shows an catalogue offering two-pint tin cones at 24 shillings a dozen, while the same money would not pay for five copper cone mullers - available in one and one-and-a-half pint sizes too. Yard of Flannel is the same as an Egg Flip, above, according to Thomas. And then there was a fondness for sweetened warm ale with nutmeg. A few days ago, I set out to write a little piece about warmed-up beer drinks for winter, and how to make a few of them. If you want to play with warm ale, what should you know? After all ingredients were infused, the mixture was allowed to stand for several hours.
Ale mullers and beer warmers
My wife is one. I like the chance to do, eat and drink different things as the year turns round. I like the changing moods brought by changing weather.
So here we are, two months into autumn, and it feels pretty much like, well, like it did at the beginning of autumn. Maybe writing about that will jinx the weather into normalcy.
Or maybe writing about the jinx only jinxes the jinx, neutralizing its power. Scarves wait to be worn. Drinks wait to be warmed. A few days ago, I set out to write a little piece about warmed-up beer drinks for winter, and how to make a few of them. That little piece turned into a glossary of sorts, and then that glossary grew some more. But before we get to the list, there are a few things to address. If you want to play with warm ale, what should you know?
If you want, we can pretend like this is the next big hip trend and everyone is going to be heating up their ale with spices and eggs this year. My research turned up several articles over the past several holiday seasons although none were as comprehensive as this. As far as I can tell, there has been no great renaissance of hot ale drinks.
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More relevantly to this space, he's also a mad scientist , with a strong mixological bent. Arnold told me in a recent interview that he's simply updating "the oldest boiling technology", pointing out that people originally boiled liquids in hollowed-out wood or clay pots by dropping heated rocks into them. You see vestiges of this method in the superheated stone or iron pots used for Korean dolsot bibimbap.
Arnold said that in the late 17th- and early 18th-centuries, a popular drink in what would become the US was a " flip " no relation to the slightly-more-common "flip" style of cocktail with eggs, a sort of a creamless eggnog. A flip consisted of ale, rum or brandy and sugar or molasses. The bartender would heat a "loggerhead" -- a tool consisting of a long pole with a ball on one end and a handle on the other, originally used to melt pitch -- in the fire and use it to heat the drinks.
These flips were popular roughly until the Civil War. After reading John Hull Brown's " Early American Beverages ", Arnold became interested in flips and loggerheads, and decided to experiment with them. He first picked up some soldering coppers -- solid copper rods used in welding and soldering -- and heated them on the stove.
Those infused a slight copper taste and "left little black flecks of metal in the drink", so they were unacceptable. He then built a small insulated box with a bendable heating coil inside, to warm a loggerhead-like poker Next, he tried a high-temperature stainless-steel alloy, but that wasn't a terribly good conductor of heat, and it didn't heat the drinks with quite enough oomph. So finally, he settled on an internally heated rod made from an esoteric nickel-based alloy, and he hooked it up to bendable heating coils and all kinds of thermocouples and other gear to control and monitor the temperature.
When he demonstrated it to me, though, the equipment was recalcitrant, and he fought with it: The fixed version didn't have a working thermocouple on it, so the digital temperature display wouldn't be reliable. The indefatigable Arnold would have to gauge the temperature by eye. And monitoring the temperature is important: Delicacy and a keen eye were going to be absolutely necessary. The beer foamed wildly as he agitated the poker , and when it was done he set the finished drink in front of me.
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From where we were to where we are right now is pretty amazing. How did you become involved with Rounder Inc.? Sure enough, I came across this opportunity through a couple of business contacts. It fell into my lap at the right time and I was presented with the opportunity to incubate a company that had been a successful brand at one time but had fallen on hard times and needed leadership, expertise and capital to turn itself back into what it could be.
Online gaming and video gaming is a potentially lucrative proposition, and Rounder is a labor of love because I believe in it. We just recently took the company public, and I am working on executing our strategic plan, which I wrote.
We are also raising the capital needed to execute our plan. We have a great board in place, and we believe we are in the right market with the right people. We just need to capitalize the revenue and figure out where the priorities are, and raise the money we need to ensure the business is successful.
You have an impressive background Don. Please tell us about it. Did the corporate world beckon? When I came out of grad school, most of my peers were going into high-profile corporate type jobs in investment banking and firms with headquarters in Atlanta such as Coca-Cola, UPS and Home Depot.