Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Controllong how much people drink from a kegerator

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-27-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
robnog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 99
Default Controllong how much people drink from a kegerator

Since I've built my kegerator, I've been trying to figure out the best way to control how much people drink at parties. With bottles I could control this, but with the kegs I don't know what to do. I don't want to be a dick about it, but at the same time I don't want people to waste me beer.

The only idea I had was to post the following rules over the taps:

There is only a finite amount of each beer, so to make sure that there is plenty for everyone, please follow these two simple rules:

1. This beer is for enjoying. If you are trying to get wasted, there is other alcohol here that is better suited to your goals.
2. If you take it, drink it. If you don’t know if you will like it, take a small sample and then come back for more.


Do you think these will make any difference? Would anyone be offended if they saw these above a kegerator?

__________________
robnog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
Soulive
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Soulive's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,331
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robnog
Since I've built my kegerator, I've been trying to figure out the best way to control how much people drink at parties. With bottles I could control this, but with the kegs I don't know what to do. I don't want to be a dick about it, but at the same time I don't want people to waste me beer.

The only idea I had was to post the following rules over the taps:

There is only a finite amount of each beer, so to make sure that there is plenty for everyone, please follow these two simple rules:

1. This beer is for enjoying. If you are trying to get wasted, there is other alcohol here that is better suited to your goals.
2. If you take it, drink it. If you don’t know if you will like it, take a small sample and then come back for more.


Do you think these will make any difference? Would anyone be offended if they saw these above a kegerator?
I think those rules are fair and well stated. Another thing I would do is use small glasses for serving. My pint glasses, especially the 20oz's, don't come out for most parties. Most of my friends won't waste it though if they know I brewed it...
__________________
Cheers!


===================
Green Lane Brewing
===================

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber


EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count
Soulive is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
ohiobrewtus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ohiobrewtus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,814
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I don't open my taps to all who come over. Certain of my friends know that they can pull a pint anytime that they want, but for the most part I don't even tell people that I have a kegerator.

I'm a stingy bastid.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Well, if you *love* it.... again, note that my A.S.S. has five pounds.
ohiobrewtus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:35 PM   #4
c.n.budz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,154
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts

Default

In my experience, posting rules won't matter. Just lie and say the kegs are kicked when you feel you've served enough.

__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway
c.n.budz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:36 PM   #5
mr x
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mainly Halifax
Posts: 1,589
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohiobrewtus
I don't open my taps to all who come over.
I pity the fool who won't share his brew!
__________________

This place really went to hell. Follow the OF standard stout. Bye.

mr x is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:38 PM   #6
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 82 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I agree...smaller glasses are the answer...

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:43 PM   #7
maltMonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 823
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I would be pretty put off if I were invited to a party and saw a sign like that over any alcohol that was for guest consumption. I would consider it being a bad host.

I think that if you're putting something out for your guests then it's pretty tacky to try to tell them how they should consume it. I understand your concern, but I would say either just put some small sampler cups with an easily visible sign declaring them as such, or make the kegs off-limits.

Just my 2cents....

__________________
maltMonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:44 PM   #8
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I use 360ML glasses (basically enough to hold a commercial beer bottles worth) rather than pint glasses when I have people over. I make sure anyone new knows that if you pull a glass you have to drink it all, no partial glasses left laying around because it's all made by me over many weeks. Nobody has a problem with that and respects my hard work. If they didn't I'd probably have to wonder about having them as a friend frankly.

And I definitely don't see anything wrong with posting some simple rules. My friends know my HB is a limited resource and don't use it just to get drunk either.

Ultimately it's your hard work and investment they're enjoying, if you want to control how it is dispensed, that's your business and they should just say thank you for what you're willing to give them.

__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:45 PM   #9
Hopleaf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hopleaf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Little Elm, TX
Posts: 492
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

If you don't want it drank, then don't offer it.

__________________
.: Old Boiler Brewing Company :.

* Kolsch
* Apfelwein batch #lots
Hopleaf is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #10
ShortSnoutBrewing
Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ShortSnoutBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 3,266
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

How about brewing more!
Seriously though...if you don't want it consumed, don't offer. Take the handles off, get tap locks, etc. Luckily I'm a loser and have no friends...my beer is MINE!!! HA HA HA. And SWMBO's of course.

__________________
www.facebook.com/shortsnoutbrewing
www.twitter.com/ShortSnoutBrew
www.shortsnoutbrewing.com
ShortSnoutBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh Scuppernog wine -- Amazed what people will drink truckjohn Wine Making Forum 4 10-19-2009 03:23 PM
Any GIS people here? Denny's Evil Concoctions General Chit Chat 8 08-15-2009 09:12 AM
Convert Conventional Kegerator to Cornelius Kegerator aschafer324 Bottling/Kegging 3 07-23-2009 10:12 PM
Ease of Going from Sanke Kegerator to Homebrew Kegerator polamalu43 Bottling/Kegging 6 04-28-2008 10:52 PM