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Old 02-28-2011, 01:16 AM   #1
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My good buddy who I've been friends with for about twenty years now has helped me make more than a few batches. He comes over to help with the rest of my brew crew. We eat, drink, brew.. you know the drill.

In the entire time I've known him he drinks moosehead. Only moosehead, never anything but moosehead and nothing but moosehead.... Did I say he will only drink moosehead? I'm trying to get my poor brethren to try other things. he hates our home brew and won't drink it. Now my other buddies and I are hop heads and mostly brew IPA's, so I understand that is an acquired taste. Crazy thing is - he loves to come over to help brew, and drink his moosehead...

So, while ordering a pliney kit from AHS the other day I noticed they had a moosehead clone kit and I ordered it. Called him up yesterday and said hey btw you owe me $30. he said for what? told him I ordered him a moosehead clone and I could just hear the excitement in his voice. " Really?! will it taste like moosehead?!" probably better I told him

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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I wouldn't even try. My dad hates my beer and calls it "****" but will drink Genessee Cream Ale by the case. I made a cream ale once that he loved, but he liked Genny just as much. It's not worth it.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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I wouldn't even try. My dad hates my beer and calls it "****" but will drink Genessee Cream Ale by the case. I made a cream ale once that he loved, but he liked Genny just as much. It's not worth it.
well we'll brew it and see what happens, some people are just too set in their ways - I know
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I did the same by doing a raspberry beer for a friend, a McMinnimens clone of their ruby.

It worked, the guy thinks it is the best beer he has ever had and brews it once a month. I am trying to get him to brew something else. But now he is just trying to find out exactly how much he needs to make and how many bottles he needs to have n order to exclusively drink that one style.

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I wouldn't even try. My dad hates my beer and calls it "****" but will drink Genessee Cream Ale by the case. I made a cream ale once that he loved, but he liked Genny just as much. It's not worth it.
Do you brew with your dad?

I would think the time spent brewing together would tip the scale and make it "worthwhile".
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I did the same by doing a raspberry beer for a friend, a McMinnimens clone of their ruby.

It worked, the guy thinks it is the best beer he has ever had and brews it once a month. I am trying to get him to brew something else. But now he is just trying to find out exactly how much he needs to make and how many bottles he needs to have n order to exclusively drink that one style.
there is hope for my friend yet
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Yup, but don't be surprised if all he will drink later is moose head clone.

Some people just stick to one thing, it maybe replaced by another thing, but it is always one thing. Which I don't get. Even if I have leftovers of some amazing food, I will likely wait two or three days to eat the leftovers, just so I don't have the same thing on back to back nights. I stick to my belief that their weirdness is the wrong weirdness and my weirdness is the right weirdness
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Yup, but don't be surprised if all he will drink later is moose head clone.

Some people just stick to one thing, it maybe replaced by another thing, but it is always one thing.
yeah, that is so him. took me a year to convince him to stop paying $6.49 for a pack of marlboros and start rolling his own.
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I have a friend that was the same way, only drank Yuengling lager. His excuse while my brother and I tasted new beers was, "I know what it tastes like". I got him to start drinking Sam Adams variety packs and that got him into new stuff. Now he is my biggest brewing partner and is ALWAYS ready to try new things.
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What gets me is the people who tend to stick to one beer drink the plainest crap. It's like eating only top ramen without even using the flavor pack and claiming it the best pasta around.

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