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 Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?

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pete26
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PostSubject: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 11:01

It was a 'right of passage' in the Hohne area. My old Dad still remembers his measure from 1974.

They still sell the stuff apparently.

Tastes like alcoholic chili peppers.


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Pete G
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Localisation: Co Down
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Registration date: 2011-12-31

PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 16:34

If I remember right this stuff was dynamite in a bottle.
Not one of my favourites, I remember getting a glass of it
in a pads house one night and after sipping it I gave it to the nearest pot plant. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 18:01

It`s a schnaps, with strong flavours of ginger and kerosene. It was usually used to play practical jokes on unsuspecting soldiers Laughing drunken
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Shelldrake
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 18:24

Me! You is all poofs. Shocked
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Places Served: Sennelager, Mil Wing MPH, Ditton, Hohne, Sennelager(again), Newcastle and Rheindahlen
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 18:30

mmmmmm nice! Good on open sores!
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Registration date: 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 18:47

ChrisP wrote:
mmmmmm nice! Good on open sores!

Is THAT what the medics are using then ? pale
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 19:06

brum wrote:
ChrisP wrote:
mmmmmm nice! Good on open sores!

Is THAT what the medics are using then ? pale




As an anesthetic? Sleep drunken Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 20:30

You REALLY don't want to know!! It would bring tears to your eyes! Come to think of it I believe that it did!
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malaboman
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Places Served: Deepcut, Arborfield, Gosport,Osnabruck, Minden, Aden, Berlin.
Registration date: 2009-07-12

PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   7/5/2012, 21:33

I think you're right about the kerosene. The only time I was daft enough to drink this stuff was at our (16/5 LAD) NS farewell parties. Having been anaethsetised by far too much of George's DAB beer at his Dodesheide pub, everyone was given a glass of Ratzeputz which was then set alight with a match and we all said "cheers" to the departing nashie and drank it down. I remember it tasted vile.
But then, what do you expect with a drink called Ratzeputz; taking either the English word Rat or the German similar one plus the word Putz which in some colloquial German and definitely in Yiddish, is some part of a ladies anatomy I used to explore as much as possible - no wonder it didn't taste good!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 00:14

The bar staff in the Weinberg, Bergen, used to hold the 'victims' nose as they downed it in one.


I knew someone would like the stuff, as I know that some beggars used to drink anti freeze, well that was the rumour .

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Shelldrake
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 01:15

Anti freeze, you say. Hmmm...............
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Places Served: MSO Hildesheim, MSO Bracht
Registration date: 2008-06-17

PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 03:48

Ratzeputz from Celle! Lecker, lecker... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 05:18

mmmmm Anti Freeze - nice silent
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 05:25

Agree with the majority of comments regarding comparison of ratzeputze with anti freeze (wasn't duty free gin a cheaper alternative to the actual stuff on sale in many civilian garages for many years?

My favourite hooch from the Heide was Schwarz Korn made with Logan berries I believe and very much a local delicasey not easily fond elsewhere in BAOR.
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PostSubject: Re: Ratzeputz - who likes this stuff ?   8/5/2012, 08:26

I think we used it to clean contaminated brake parts
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