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Bored again today. Grog began to be issued to British seamen in the early 1700's. It consisted, usually, of these 2 ingredients. NO CHEATING!  This is probably overly easy.  Bragging rights to those who can name what else was sometimes added however.

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Rum and water. It's watered down rum.

 

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1 minute ago, Lert said:
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Rum and water. It's watered down rum.

 

DING! Correct.  What else was sometimes added to it? This is where it gets tough. Separate the true seamen from the wimps.

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1 minute ago, dmckay said:

DING! Correct.  What else was sometimes added to it? This is where it gets tough. Separate the true seamen from the wimps.

 

1 minute ago, DrHolmes52 said:

Sometimes? 

Lime or Lemon?

^ ... I think. I'm not sure about this. Seems logical to me to combat scurvy.

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Just now, DrHolmes52 said:

Sometimes? 

Lime or Lemon?

Ding!  Correct. But another ingredient was sometimes added.

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Just now, dmckay said:

Ding!  Correct. But another ingredient was sometimes added.

Sugar?

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Just now, DrHolmes52 said:

Sugar?

No. Not that I know of.  Could be maybe.  Something else.  You are on the right track however. This was added to give it flavor.

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Just now, KingCakeBaby said:

Grog should be introduced to the game as a new currency.

Give it time.

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1 minute ago, KingCakeBaby said:

Grog should be introduced to the game as a new currency.

It's already in the game on Fri and Sat nights.

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Just now, dmckay said:

No. Not that I know of.  Could be maybe.  Something else.  You are on the right track however. This was added to give it flavor.

The only thing I can think is the WOWS common currency.

SALT

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Just now, DrHolmes52 said:

The only thing I can think is the WOWS common currency.

SALT

Nooooooooo.

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1 minute ago, warheart1992 said:

If we go by myth, then Horatio Nelson was once an ingredient of a barrel of rum :cap_haloween:.

I thought he was put in a pickle barrel. 

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Just now, dmckay said:

I thought he was put in a pickle barrel. 

There are various variations of the tale I believe, everybody picks the version he likes. :Smile_teethhappy:

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1 minute ago, warheart1992 said:

There are various variations of the tale I believe, everybody picks the version he likes. :Smile_teethhappy:

I like your version.

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5 minutes ago, dmckay said:

OK.  Enough of this.  It was CINNAMON. 

Cinnamon is typically a component of rum.

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10 minutes ago, KingCakeBaby said:

Grog should be introduced to the game as a new currency.

The KIDS! My God mate think of the KIDS! No. Just no.

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1 minute ago, KingCakeBaby said:

Cinnamon is typically a component of rum.

Extra sometimes added. You got a lotta cinnamon if you were scheduled for a flogging.....heh.

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Wasn't Gunpowder added as well?  If the alcohol was watered down the gunpowder wouldn't ignite.  If it did, that was the proof that it was good stuff?  (Read it in an old pirate history book, don't have it on hand here at work so not 100% sure)

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1 minute ago, vonKaiser said:

Wasn't Gunpowder added as well?  If the alcohol was watered down the gunpowder wouldn't ignite.  If it did, that was the proof that it was good stuff?  (Read it in an old pirate history book, don't have it on hand here at work so not 100% sure)

Sounds good to me. 

"Naval tradition? Don't talk to me about the tradition of the Navy. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash."   Winston Churchill

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19 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

If we go by myth, then Horatio Nelson was once an ingredient of a barrel of rum :cap_haloween:.

I thought it was a barrel of brandy, the officers didn't usually drink rum.

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