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09:07 Oct 25, 2002
Flemish to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ Food and drinks
Flemish term or phrase: biersteekdegen
Part of a beer dispensing system - equivalent of "post-mix installatie"
It's in a patent, but doesn't describe which part of the system it is.
Mark Cole

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1 +1beer paddle (stirrer)
Bryan Crumpler



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beer paddle (stirrer)

I have no definite answer on this, so I'm just guessing.

Looks to me like a sword-like object of sorts used in mixing the beer. This is typically called a beer paddle and looks like a fly-swatter on crack. But anyway, I worked as a bartender once before, and we have those little plastic stirrers that look like swords.

That might be the inspiration for the term, 'cause I've never heard of this otherwise.

Note added at 2002-10-25 21:53:06 (GMT)

by the way:
a degen is a sword/dagger....
a steekdegen is like a sword-stick or sword-cane

Steekdegen\'s date back as far as the Napolean era when soldiers used have this as a part of their uniforms. A sword stick/cane (according to dictionary.com) could also refer to the protective sheath that covers the sword - the thing attached at the waist into which soldiers could slip their swords when it was not in use. It\'s more decorative than anything else... as far as I know.

    Reference: http://www.bevmo.com/productinfo.asp?sku=00000029088
    Reference: http://www.art-of-brewing.co.uk/acatalog/intro.html
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Answer greatly appreciated; device is at the keg end of syst

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