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Old 08-27-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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The Home Brew Competition at our County Fair is pretty lazy and laid back. You serve your beer to anyone over 21 that wants to show up...and they vote on which one they like best.
So anyway...I'm thinking I really want to build a rig, and I'm thinking of doing one that is portable so I could actually brew at the fair next year. Wouldn't it be freeking cool to do 2 or 3 or 12 brew demonstrations during a year? You could really get people into it, and I was the only AG brewer this year at the competition, so everyone could benefit from seeing a batch get made.

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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Do it! nuff said

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:49 PM   #3
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We have brewing demonstrations at local beer events here. Usually, the results are disposed of.

It isn't so much the need to brew a drinkable beer for demonstration purposes, as to show the basic process. Transporting the wort can be a bit of a pain and sanitation issues are a bit more touchy out in a pasture with wild yeasties flying around.

Most demonstrators are willing to discard the few dollars worth of grains they've used up and will usually just use a fraction of old hops for demonstration purposes.

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I think it's a great idea! Especially if you show them the process and let them sample finished product of the same recipe.

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Most demonstrators are willing to discard the few dollars worth of grains they've used
IF i go to all the trouble of mashing and boiling and cooling....I'm gonna throw that there bucket in the back of the pickup and take it home. Even if I have to pour it out to the cows 6 weeks later....It's going to ferment!

Jesus...what if you're pouring out the best beer you ever made....Who knows...maybe some Horse poo and a little blow dirt are the magic ingredients?
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We have brewing demonstrations at local beer events here.
any pictures of the rigs used?
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I think it sounds like a great idea. I'd love to see brewing at the fair (we don't have a beer fest ) and I have to agree throwing it out is silly. You've brewed it why toss it?

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Do it! nuff said
I have to give that a +1!
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You've brewed it why toss it?
I think that extremely low expectations is the key to a non disappointing outcome.
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Even if I have to pour it out to the cows 6 weeks later....It's going to ferment!
If you ever end up with drunk cows, I hope you'll post pics for us!!
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