Beer. Does a Body Good

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-07-10 14:43:45 -0500
Started 2014-07-04 10:16:53 -0500

Well, I found this little quirky article that I thought you might enjoy (at least you beer lovers)

A test showed that marinating your meat for the grill in beer (read the article to see which kind) helps reduce the cancer causing carcinogens by as much as 50%! woo hoo. Grilling and beer, a match made in heaven.

27 replies

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-07-10 14:43:45 -0500 Report

Many years ago when I grilled meat I always marinated it in beer first as that is what my father used to do. I also cook shrimp in beer, rinse and chill on ice for shrimp cocktail.

RebDee 2014-07-09 16:48:32 -0500 Report

I had no idea that beer does a body good and I don't drink any kind of liquor or beer or soda, BUT I do marinate my roast beef or brisket in beer for a softer, sweeter flavor and it tastes delicious.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-07-05 22:25:25 -0500 Report

Gabby, what a great article. Interesting how putting two different ingredients together like that can have this unexpected benefit. The upside of side effects, I guess.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-07-05 13:46:51 -0500 Report

So they found that black beer was the best. Wow, I thought when I read that, hum they must be Irish. LOL.
I have heard before that small amounts of beer is good for you and that small amounts of wine, White and Red for two different reasons. Unfortunately I don't like alcohol of any kind. I have never even been able to stand the smell of beer and most alcoholic beverages. The only time I drink anything with alcohol is with a cup of hot tea and lemon with some Southern Comfort when I have a BAD cold. I guess could buy a small amount of beer or wine for cooking and try it.

GabbyPA 2014-07-06 09:09:22 -0500 Report

I don't care for drinking most alcohol myself, but I have found great richness in cooking with it. I use good wine for cooking and now I have an excuse to use better beer. My hubby likes the domestic light stuff. I have always appreciated a stronger stout. I found a local winery here that makes blueberry, apple, peach, raspberry, and strawberry wine. Locally grown, made and bottled. Love it. (probably because it's sweet)

elizag1 2014-07-05 09:05:20 -0500 Report

I don't like beer at all! No coke either..maybe if someone prepared a burger with beer
and I knew it then I would try it and see if it is good..

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-09 11:19:45 -0500 Report

I don't like beer because I am allergic to it. I can't stand Coke. I made Whisky Burgers and they were delicious.

jigsaw 2014-07-04 20:36:50 -0500 Report

So now it's beer! Well, it's probably an improvement over coke!! Yep, seems like a step in the right direction, assuming you've cut out the coke! You know what beer and coke will do, snort, sip, snort, sip, forget about it!

GabbyPA 2014-07-05 06:09:12 -0500 Report

LOL...sounds like a plan to me. Actually I don't care for beer on it's own. I do like ale though, but not too much. I have yet to ever finish a bottle. I am more a hard cider kind of gal.

jigsaw 2014-07-05 07:36:55 -0500 Report

I prefer coke! oops, I slipped!!!
Seriously, I only experimented once with meat marinated in beer. Unfortunately, I can't remember the kind of meat it was. I hardly ever drink beer, except on those really hot days at a barbecue. I'll have to give it a try though, and see what comes of it,.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-04 16:49:44 -0500 Report

Beer can be used for a lot of things. Here in Maryland we are infamous for steaming crabs and shrimp in just about any kind of beer. You can even stand a can of beer upright inside a chicken and roast it. Unfortunately I am allergic to beer and can't drink it.

Nick1962 2014-07-04 13:26:41 -0500 Report

Timely Gabby. Back in my hometown, the Brat (bratwurst) Capitol of the World, it is tradition (nay, mandatory) to soak your brats in beer prior to grilling. Sorry, prior to FRYING (grill being a noun and all), you FRY the brats ON the grill. This does two things – gives the brat a different flavor as well as hydrates and softens the casing making it elastic so it doesn’t spit while frying. The beer (aka “bratwash”) is then heated in your vessel of choice (a Nesco for my parties) to which onions and butter are added to hold the brats (and burgers) and keep them warm during the game or other festivities. For a slightly sweet brat with a hint of corn aroma, Old Style beer was used. More tart - use Pabst. For my traditional 4th meal today, mine are bathing in Beck’s (Paleo suspended for the holiday). After many beers, I’ve been challenged to drink a coffee cup of bratwash (it’s not terrible – kind of a beery, smoky onion soup).
I’ve also soaked husk-on corn on the cob prior to grill frying and have even smoked a beer soaked whole cabbage. However, never use beer to control the flames. That's what water's for.

GabbyPA 2014-07-05 06:06:05 -0500 Report

I cook all my bratwusts in beer with onions and sometimes cabbage. I boil it all out and then let it brown up. Hubby loves them that way.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-04 16:56:23 -0500 Report

I have had brats soaked in beer and got sick because I didn't know they were soaked in beer. They tasted great. You can do a lot with beer.

Nick1962 2014-07-04 19:02:29 -0500 Report

Just finished cookin' and eatin' ours out in the yard. I stink like sausage, charcoal, onions and beer. Wisconsin aftershave.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-04 19:16:13 -0500 Report

LOL. I had steamed crabs and a piece of fried chicken. Got tired of trying to chew and gave up eating anything.

Nick1962 2014-07-04 20:11:56 -0500 Report

Yup, after the surgery meals have to be a workout. Still though, crab and chicken, not the worst could do!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-04 20:24:36 -0500 Report

Nick this is Maryland. There are people who stuff chicken breast with crab meat. We even put Old Bay Seafood Seasoning on fried chicken wings, Potato chips and I think I saw some Cheese Curls with it on it. We also use it to season fish and shrimp.

evaziem 2014-07-04 11:52:19 -0500 Report

However, not all beer may be good for you:

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-04 16:54:42 -0500 Report

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I always read disclaimers for accuracy of information. This one clearly states they are not responsible for the accuracy of this information so I don't believe anything written in this "article" and it has no author to research.