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 German Grub!!

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JPW
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Age : 76
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   20/1/2016, 13:08

Is this the start of a new topic? The wurst joke yet?
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Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   20/1/2016, 18:06

It could be aber, Ich hab' kein' Bock mehr. Rolling Eyes


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Localisation : Norfolk, UK
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Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
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PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   21/1/2016, 19:50

I think the days of the Bock are venishing !! O' dear, what will the old Deers do?
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Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 00:10

Bockwurst and fried kartoffle this evening. Bockwurst from the German Deli. They make the best with hice senf.

My German spelling is probably wrong, and I'm to lazy to get my good frau to check it out. But you know what I mean.
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Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 10:35

Forgot to mention that on my recent trip to the Rhineland was introduced to a Pear schnapps (a local speciality apparently), the effect on my mouth was similar to drinking battery acid. Thank heavens up north that Dortmunder or Herforder Lager or Holsten Pils was the alcoholic drink of choice, One disappointment was that I never had the chance of sampling a traditional Schnitzel.
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 14:38

I always felt that a good schnaps was the kirsh schnaps. A friend of mine in Germany, his father made his own. Out standing stuff. Still though have to agree with you JPW a good German beer was the choice, in my case Iserlohner Pilsner up north of Huf Heisen (Spelling wrong but it was Horse Shoe in English).
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 14:53

JPW wrote:
Forgot to mention that on my recent trip to the Rhineland was introduced to a Pear schnapps (a local speciality apparently), the effect on my mouth was similar to drinking battery acid.


Intrigued! - did they sell battery acid in the REME bar? drunken drunken drunken
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PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 16:43

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Thoroughly endorse your comments regarding Kirschwasser.

Had a slice of genuine Schwartzwald torte the size of a brick. Delicious! especially as everything had been well and truly soaked in the magic liquid especially the remaining cherries.

Apparently it is legal to brew your own kirsch wasser down south. You only need a licence if you sell the product for money not if you barter it for goods or give it away as a gift
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
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PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 19:12

The way it was explained to me, was that you paid a tax or gave some some to govt. I remember seeing small distilleries in an old water wheel mill, a small jeans factor, a gasthof and a farm. I well remember the one in the gasthof in my village. I asked the owners son one day, who was making a batch of opps schnaps, when he knew it was ready. The answer was, " When I'm drunk". Made sense to me. (Opps schanps was all sorts of fruit in it and was known to me as panzer benzene or Spreingstoff ) I know my spelling is wrong but my good German wife is out and about.
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Number of posts : 1028
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Localisation : Berkshire
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Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 19:44

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Your Panzer Benzine looks like Rum topf to me. Regarding the kirsch wasser distilleries I got the impression that many people who owned a few cherry trees could and did brew their own hooch legally in their own back yard. The small distilleries you describe provided usefull income via the tourist trade.
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Number of posts : 1026
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Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   22/1/2016, 22:00

No definitely not Rum Topf. This was schnaps with all sorts of fruit, apple, pear, peach, etc in the mash. I well remember Rum poured over fruit when in season then to be dished over ice cream in my case in reasonable amounts. Potent stuff it was, but no longer to be consumed by me.

The Ops schnapps was popular drink in the Black Forest where I lived.
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Places Served : Carlisle, NEUMUNSTER , Piddlehinton, Bovington
Registration date : 2011-09-04

PostSubject: Re: German Grub!!   24/1/2016, 18:20

Or the corn schnapps , Poured ice cold from the frozen bottle.
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