listernine: Why are we not addressing the real concern of too much gluten?
taurusowner: Well if it's one or there other, of course I'd choose beer. You can last about 3 days without water, which beer contain. And around 30ish without food. Plus the alcohol in beer can kill many harmful micro organisms. I thought it was fairly common knowledge that beer and other similar beverages gained popularity due in no small part to them being safer to drink than plain water in many parts of the world in the past. Likewise with tea and the boiling of water. They might not have known what bacteria and the like were, but they knew there was something special about boiled or alcoholic beverages that made them safer to drink.
dragonchild: Well, if I'm trying to stretch a harvest or a dollar, I daresay the bread goes a lot farther.
knobmaker: The problem with this theory is that beer is not the first alcoholic drink to be invented.Mead came first. You let honey sit where it can be rained on, it gets diluted, and pretty soon it ferments. Plus, it's sweeter than beer, and sweet equals safe, in evolutionary terms.
Valiente: The way I brew, it's pretty much liquid bread anyway.
metaskie: Beer serves one purpose and one purpose alone, to batter my fish (or chicken tenders, or cubed steak) for frying./Guiness Extra Stout//Fries up dark with a good full flavor///Can't believe people actually drink beer
theorellior: They're both pretty useful, but it's hard to throw an equivalent amount of beer calories into a grass-plaited sachel and go running after game animals.
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