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Old 04-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #11
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...& after all that,thesmokerIdrinktheplayerIget...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:59 PM   #12
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Sternworth Privilege...I am answering my own question. A guy at probrewer.com knew the answer.

But yes, all that was mentioned before was good posts as well.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:00 PM   #13
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I saw that episode too. It was the something privilege. Can't remember the name.

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:07 PM   #14
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...hmmm. I heard em say it during the show - something like 'Stern worth principal'.

Stern Worth sounds like some historical figure or something but after much searching I got the impression that it's just an old English turn-of-phrase. As in, "...if your ass if worth a damn, then we'll give you some beer. Principally."

Stern = rear of ship, austere, etc
Worth = value.
Principal = a main participant in a situation. First, highest, or foremost in importance.

Confused? I sure the hell am.

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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In other words,brewer's privilege. Same as chef's privilege,pit master's privilege...
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I saw some program about the history of Milwaukee - they said something like how, in the olde days, the average brewery employee would drink a gallon of beer a day while on the job.

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #17
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Personally I never drink while brewing. It probably has something to do with the fact that I get out of bed and immediately start drawing my water and getting set up.

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um, if it's an "unwritten law", then it doesn't have a name. right?

i almost never drink while brewing. after, most definitely.

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #19
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I guess I usually break the law too. I brew early, and prefer to wait till I pitch the yeast before I get sideways.

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My rule is generally to keep a clear head while dealing with large quantities of skin-searing hot liquid. Clean-up? That's another story...

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