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Old 06-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Ok, so my first two batches were an Irish Stout and an IIPA. I loved both of them and everyone I bestowed them upon liked them as well. My beloved brother is however not an appreciator of beer, he'll try one simply because I brewed it but he does not really enjoy the flavor, he just drinks to get drunk. Knowing he doesn't enjoy the flavor I gave him the Stout as the flavor was way more mild than my IIPA, after he took his first sip he said "It tastes all right, still tastes like beer to me"
and then proceeded to pour some salt in it.

After he drank the Stout he wanted me to give him one of my IIPA's. This is where I may be called an a$$.

Let me try one of your other ones.
No, I don't think so!
Why?
Because you won't like it.
I still want to try it.
Why would I waste one of my favorite beers on someone who won't appreciate it? Besides that, you'll just ruin it with salt!
Well that's how I drink my beer!
Not if I don't give you one it isn't.
F*ck off and just give me one.
Nope! I like to share my beer with those who like it, not ruin it.

I'm not stingy, just selective with who gets the pleasure of having one. Does that make me an a$$? How many here would have done the same or just let him try it?

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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Next time give him some Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic after you've removed the labels.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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Why the hell would you put salt in your beer? I've never heard of that.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #4
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need to keep some cheap commercial beer with the labels soaked off in your fridge for him...

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Give him a taste out of one you pour! Doesn't have to have a whole bottle to try it. And even if you gave him a whole batch.....Um he's your brother and it's one freaking batch!

I've heard of the salt in BMC before. Never tried, don't plan to.

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Give him a beer. So what if he adulterates it with salt to make it palateable to him.

I think as long as he drinks the whole serving that would be less offensive than someone who takes a slurp, tells you it's good, and then leaves the glass sitting the rest of the night or worse, dumps it to get a Macro.

He is apprently genuinely interested in trying and don't forget, we all tooks step to fully appreciate the wide array of flavors avilable from well crafted beer.

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Hmm, he asked you for a beer and you said no...

you're giving the rest of us a bad name.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:44 PM   #8
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Give him a taste out of one you pour! Doesn't have to have a whole bottle to try it. And even if you gave him a whole batch.....Um he's your brother and it's one freaking batch!

I've heard of the salt in BMC before. Never tried, don't plan to.
The thing with that is, I gave him a sip of my Stone IPA about three weeks before that and wanted me to put salt in it and give him the rest. The look on his face when he drinks a good beer reminds me of a 14 yr old trying to look like he likes the taste of his first Bud, lol . So I already knew my IIPA would be too much for his tongue to handle.
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I say give it too him, but suggest he try it without salt first.

Salt is put in macro's by many especially older people. It brings the CO2 out of solution to make them easier to drink and accentuates the malty tones. This technique comes from people who aren't really into beer for the dynamic flavors it offers. More of a good 'ol boys thing.

Give him a beer, he sounds genuinely interested.

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If he is continuing to ask for these beers, he probably WANTS to like them but does not yet have the palate developed. Keep feeding them anytime he asks and you may be culturing your next best beer drinking buddy.

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