>> Saturday, April 11, 2009
In Beer Barrel Polecats (1946) we receive instruction on the art of home brewing from brewmeisters Moe, Larry, and Curly. Following (more or less) the recipe set forth in the manual “How to Make Panther Pilsner Beer by J. Panther Pilsner,” the Stooges share much of the recipe with the audience:
MOE (reading): In order to make ten gallons of beer, pour one can of hopes…
MOE: Hops… and a can of malt into a large crook…
MOE: Crock! Then fill crock with hot water.
CURLY: Hot water! Hotsy totsy!
Moe opens the malt and Larry opens the hops. Unfortunately, they put Curly in charge of the hot water, which results in Moe receiving a burned back as he continues reading the recipe: “Mix ingredients. Refer to page 27--Yow-wow-wowwww!”
After the boys mix the ingredients, Moe continues: “Put in three cakes of yeast.” He orders Larry to add the yeast, but Larry is called away to the phone. Consequently, Moe adds the yeast himself. When Moe is also drawn away to the phone, Larry returns to the brew and adds the three cakes of yeast as previously instructed. Curly also adds the yeast when Larry leaves the kitchen to grab the beer bottles. However, Curly doesn’t bother to first remove the paper wrapper from the cakes, and he throws the shopping bag into the crock for good measure. One assumes that there were additional steps to the recipe, but we’ll never know, because the Stooges were too distracted contending with the overflowing, yeasty mixture to continue reading the instructions.
One final note--After bottling the beer, be sure to keep the bottles far away from heat or an open flame, because Panther Pilsner Beer is highly explosive.
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