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Old 10-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Beer Vs Wine

I brew beer but i have a friend who is into wine and we always have discussions because he says beer is bum juice and I say Wine is bum juice, his logic is that beer is drank by people who cant afford wine and my logic is that is takes much more cleansing and science plus sanitizing to make a good brew and not just a bottle of juice with sugar and yeast for 14 days....I've rarely seen him sanitize his things and he makes fun of me sanitizing and taking hours to complete my brew lol I see more class in beer that in wine but to each its own...

With all that said I was wondering what others think?

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like he's making some crap wine. Wine is generally a fancy drink that is aged, but without sanitation I doubt the swill it sounds like he is making would last.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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Ive never tasted it but people that have say it taste like the stuff you buy at the wine stores for about $9-$10 a bottle....

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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There is a time and place for both. Wine and beer can both be delicious and terrible. I have had delicious home brewed beers, I have not had delicious homemade wine, or even anything close to as good as I can purchase. I think the main thing is that home brewers can get the same ingredients that commercial brewers use, with home made wine the fruit quality is much lower. Also most truly great wines are blends of fruit from different areas within a vineyard or appellations(sp) and/or different grapes. The long and short of it is that most wines are made from tasting dozens of post fermentation wine and blending the "winners" together to achieve different results to arrive at what the wine maker wants. The best wineries will even sell off the "reject" wine and keep only the 25% or less that they want for that years blend.


Id say if your friend drinks his own wine(which is likely schwill compared to what he could buy) he really isnt very into wine.

I love me an IPA all day every day and think its one of the pinnacles of mans beverage creation but for my last meal I'm eating steak and pasta(different courses) with a magnum of in your face red wine.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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The beer vs. wine "debate" is as stupid as two people arguing which is better Italian food or Mexican food!! They both have their time and place.

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I agree with the last post. Grape juice and sugar isn't fine wine. I think a lot of the skill in wine making is tasting and blending. More like the way sours are made in Belgium.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:59 PM   #7
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Low end home brewed beer is superior to low end home made wine.
High end home made wine is superior to high end home brewed beer.

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Low end home brewed beer is superior to low end home made wine.
High end home made wine is superior to high end home brewed beer.
Is that an opinion from more of a wine lover or beer lover?
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I don't particularly care for either. Enjoy brewing both, and I'm trying to learn to appreciate both.

Commercially I see wine as superior to beer because often the special release fancy beers seem to try and emulate wine. Also the culture of wine is more refined than the culture of beer. I apply the same reasoning to the upper tier of home fermentors

At the bottom end of home brewing beer is still beer, whereas wine is hooch.

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The beer vs. wine "debate" is as stupid as two people arguing which is better Italian food or Mexican food!! They both have their time and place.
No discussion is ever stupid.. Its called human interactions...
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