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Nov 2, 2008
179
Northern NH
In a recent post I mentioned that I was enjoying a drink while my stove was running one of its first burns of the season. A number of other members discussed a regional variation on what I was drinking. Just curious what folks like to sip once the stove is cruising on a quiet evening.

My go to drinks tend to be whisky based; Hot Toddy and an Old Fashioned, but a rum and cider Stone Fence makes an appearance.

What say you
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
I tend to live life on the edge with Swiss Miss, with marshmallows. My latest box advertises 33% extra per packet. 'Cause I like it strong!
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,846
Northern Maine
It was bourbon or gin a year ago. Now it's a beer or 4.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,390
South Puget Sound, WA
Usually a good scotch, bourbon or Irish whiskey, neat.
 

enordy

Member
Sep 21, 2009
56
Western CT
Depends - usually go to the browns for the winter - rye, splash of water and ice. Tonight its port.
 
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Dix

Minister of Fire
May 27, 2008
6,481
Long Island, NY
White wine on the rocks :)
 

tlc1976

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2012
974
Northwest Lower Michigan
I tend to live life on the edge with Swiss Miss, with marshmallows. My latest box advertises 33% extra per packet. 'Cause I like it strong!
I prefer to eat the Swiss Miss with marshmallows right from the can. Nice crunchy fudgy treat. For drink it’s either my well water, Powerade, or lemon Brisk.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,180
Massachusetts
one of the b's. beer or bourbon. porters or (knob creek or michters)
 

Gearhead660

Minister of Fire
Dec 20, 2018
749
Southern WI
A nice dark beer.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,390
South Puget Sound, WA
I've recently enjoyed swapping out bourbon for rye in a few drinks.
My son is educating me on the finer points of spirits. I got him a Japanese whiskey that was excellent. Suntori Toki.
 
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Nov 2, 2008
179
Northern NH
My son is educating me on the finer points of spirits. I got him a Japanese whiskey that was excellent. Suntori Toki.
My brother in law is a real fan of Japanese whisky. I will be sampling some this Thanksgiving.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
2,967
Long Island NY
Depends. Beer, wine (red). Bourbon, cognac, some (most not) rum. A little. Gotta be able to swing the axe safely after all.
 

Montanalocal

Feeling the Heat
Dec 22, 2014
458
Helena MT
I have one hard and fast rule. No alcohol before using a chain saw. After the sawing is done, a little is OK when splitting or stacking.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
91,390
South Puget Sound, WA
I have one hard and fast rule. No alcohol before using a chain saw. After the sawing is done, a little is OK when splitting or stacking.
I adopted the same rule for any big project, including moving a stove. Years ago I invited a bunch of friends over to repair a carpenter ant damaged corner of the cabin I was staying in, offering free beer and pizza. Big mistake. The demolition got done and by that point they were too drunk to proceed and were making a mess of the job. I sent them home and the next day a sober friend and I worked on the repairs. Now the beer and pizza come out when the job is done and all that's left is cleanup.
 
Nov 2, 2008
179
Northern NH
I have one hard and fast rule. No alcohol before using a chain saw. After the sawing is done, a little is OK when splitting or stacking.
The past few years I've noticed that after a session with the chain saw and maul I feel like I've gotten run over by a truck. A taste of whisky or two usually helps settle things later that evening.
 
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woodey

Burning Hunk
Feb 8, 2018
238
ST. Lawrence Valley N.Y.
The past few years I've noticed that after a session with the chain saw and maul I feel like I've gotten run over by a truck. A taste of whisky or two usually helps settle things later that evening.
It sure doesn’t hurt. Heading back to your state again next week and will be sure to restock on the good stuff.