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Old 02-13-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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On average per brew, how much is given to friends, family, etc?

In the past I have pretty much kept the beer for myself, but lately I have had friends ask for 6 packs. I give it to them with a $5 "deposit" and give the deposit back when they return my bottles. Most of my buddies just tell me to keep the $5 and put towards the next brew.

I usually end up giving away 12-18 beers per 5gal batch.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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I'm lucky if I get 10 bottles out of the whole 5gal batch. I'm happy to give my beer away, but the hoarding impulse is incredible! I have to really fight the stinginess...

"Can't you just have some water or something? Do you know how precious this beer is!?"

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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Depending on the particular batch, I can give away up to half of my beers. I recently brewed a full five gallons for a friend that is alergic to hops, but when someone really appreciates what you give them it makes it worthwhile.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:37 PM   #4
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I don't give away any really! Not being a tight scotsman (frugal really) it is just that my mates all just drink Cascade Draught, cans, bought in cartons (24 cans).

Gave a couple of long necks to my plumber the other day when he mentioned that he used to brew. Think it helped the bill. Also have given a couple of the ye olde rippers away, but not many!

I would if people wanted to drink them though.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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I give away about one case of each brew. It is my way of giving back to the community!

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Old 02-13-2007, 11:47 PM   #6
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It's hard to quantify since I keg most of my beer. I do notice that I fill at least a couple growlers from each keg, .5-1 gallon each. And sometimes a line forms at the Usher during social evenings.

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Old 02-14-2007, 12:34 AM   #7
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Im only into my third batch. my 2nd and 3rd are in 2ndary. My first batch , I have 4 bottles left. guess i need to start making 10 gal batches

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Old 02-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #8
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At a minimum, a 6 pack per batch.....though, I usually share/giveaway plenty more.

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Old 02-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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I have a few regulars who beat a path to my door and I bring brew to social events for others to enjoy.

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Old 02-14-2007, 07:35 PM   #10
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I bottle the beer I will drink at home in pints, the rest, in 12 oz bottles, are give aways. I usually end up with 12 to 18 twelves, and most of those make it out the door.

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