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Old 04-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #101
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Hey, don't be too hard on PBR. Afterall, if it weren't for beers like that, I might not be here right now trying to brew REAL beer!
Oh, I'm not bagging on PBR at all. It is real beer, and it's my favorite American adjunct lager. And you can't beat the price/value. It's full flavored and crisp. Even thought it's been bought and sold, it still tastes good, which isn't always the case. I'm a big fan of PBR in cans, bottles, tallboys, on draft, whatever. (And anyone who says otherwise should go have a couple before they spout off about it.)

I was referring to the fact that during Prohibition, Pabst sold hopped malt extract for "baking," but also passed along brewing instructions through the mail. It was illegal to brew at home or anywhere during that time. So brewers at home were more likely regarded in the same way as moonshiners would be.
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:55 PM   #102
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It was illegal to brew at home or anywhere during that time. So brewers at home were more likely regarded in the same way as moonshiners would be.
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Hey, don't be too hard on PBR. Afterall, if it weren't for beers like that, I might not be here right now trying to brew REAL beer!
He was talking about the malt extract. Nothing to do with the beer.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:05 AM   #104
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:37 AM   #105
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I'm a homebrewer. I brew beer. At home.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:34 PM   #106
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If you went up to a professional brewer and said his beer tastes like homebrew what do you think his reaction would be? Do you think he would take it as a compliment or rather as a derogatory comment? I try to make my beer indistinguishable from a commercial brewery.
Of course my first question would be, "why on Earth would you say that to a professional brewer to begin with?"

But I imagine whether he was offended would depend on who said it, and the context in which it was said. Just as it can be either be a compliment or an insult, if someone tells a professional chef his food tastes home-made....

Personally I don't try to make my beer indistinguishable from commercial beer, any more than I try to make furniture that looks like I bought it from IKEA or Ethan Allen. I just work at making my beer taste good, and my furniture attractive and useful.

I think you're beating a dead horse here. Being called a homebrewer isn't an insult, unless you want it to be.
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I'm a homebrewer. I brew beer. At home.
Then, I guess I'm a Road brewer, 'cause I brew beer in the road. 'course the road belongs to me. Makes no difference.
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Since you'd like to be called a brewing artisan, maybe, you'd like to be called a roads scholar, too.

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I guess technically I'm not really a homebrewer. We have a large outdoor kitchen in the rec area at work, and that's where I do my brewing (on my own time, of course). Big double sink, electricity, unlimited ice and RO water, gas range, countertops and tables...

I've gotten a few funny looks and/or comments from co-workers, generally related to rules about alcohol on the premises.

But as I tell them, "Hey. When I carry my carboy out of here, there isn't a drop of alcohol in it. It's just a sweet cereal drink."

Does that make me a work brewer?

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Old 04-19-2014, 01:23 AM   #110
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I guess technically I'm not really a homebrewer. We have a large outdoor kitchen in the rec area at work, and that's where I do my brewing (on my own time, of course). Big double sink, electricity, unlimited ice and RO water, gas range, countertops and tables...

I've gotten a few funny looks and/or comments from co-workers, generally related to rules about alcohol on the premises.

But as I tell them, "Hey. When I carry my carboy out of here, there isn't a drop of alcohol in it. It's just a sweet cereal drink."

Does that make me a work brewer?
It probably makes you an outlaw. Home brewing is legal. Brewing at a commercial location? Not sure.
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