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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Dallas / Fort Worth


    Corona, Tecate and the like are swill. Negro Modelo is pretty good, especially when used to make a michelada.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Near Palm Springs, California


    Dilettantes, all of you! REAL solder comes in bars a half-inch square and a foot long. Flux comes in a pint can. Soldering irons go into the fire or on top of the stove to get hot. Maybe, just maybe, you might "get by" with a 300-Watt electric American Beauty.

    And beer is "Camo Black"! That swill is mixed up in three locations around the United States, and it is absolutely awful. They make some really cheap beer and then dump alcohol into the brew until they have 12.2% alcohol. Heck, it might even be isopropanol! But it's beer, sort of.

    Then, there's San Miguel Dark...
    Exposing the uninformed and arrogant since 1956.

  3. #43


    Quote Originally Posted by K8MHZ View Post
    Beer is meant to be made where it's cold in the winter. Like Canada and Germany and Michigan.
    Da Man knows his beer,

  4. #44


    Quote Originally Posted by NM5TF View Post
    the beer that is consistently voted "best beer" is Pilsner Urquell...very pricey, but worth
    it if you really like's from the town of Pilsen in the Czech Republic.....
    Shows you what I know.

  5. #45
    Join Date
    May 2009


    I have some old rolls that flowed perfectly when new and shiny and now that they are old and dull they suck.
    This is why flux is super important, especially with newer solder. The new stuff is absolutely horrible, and even my best brand of flux and a ton of prep work on my end... Makes it barely acceptable to me. :-/
    "[I]Keep the Amateur in Amateur Radio. Keep the professionals and Part 90 out[/I]." Ed Brooks, W5HTW (SK)

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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by KA9JLM View Post
    Most Mexican people do not drink what they make to sell.
    Maybe on the Bizarro planet.

    Here on planet Earth, the Mexican folks are not shy at all with the suds. - They really go for it.
    73 DE Charles, N5PVL

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