Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > My Thanksgiving home brew experiment.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-27-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
Zooom101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default My Thanksgiving home brew experiment.

This being my first Thanksgiving as a home brewer I decided to conduct an experiment. I filled the drink cooler with half Miller light and the other half with my various home brews. After explaining to everyone what each of them was and how to pour them, I let them go at it. I also told everyone to save their empty bottles (even the twist off Miller's, for accounting purposes). This morning I went out and counted up all of the empties. I was delighted to see that TWICE as many home brews were consumed compared to the Miller's.

So, I've concluded that either I'm doing alright with my brewing, or people really don't like Miller.

__________________
Primary: Robust Porter from BCS.
Bottled/Kegged: Crappy Bock (my first brew!), IPA, Manny's Octoberfest, Paulaner Hefe-weizen clone (my first all-grain!), Ed's Honey Oatmeal Stout, Dos Equis clone, Pumpkin Spice Ale (my first ruined batch), American Red Ale, Angel Wings from BCS, Edworts Apfelwein, American Wheat from BCS,Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from CYBI, Munich Madness from BCS.
Zooom101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
Handle
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Monroe, NC
Posts: 270
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zooom101 View Post

So, I've concluded that either I'm doing alright with my brewing, or people really don't like Miller.
It's a step in the right direction, either way.

What homebrews did you stock the cooler with?
__________________
Handle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
Zooom101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 89
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I had some Oatmeal Stouts, some left over Octoberfests, some hefeweizens, and what I call crappy bock. The crappy bock was my first attempt at home brewing and it came out a little weak and watery for my tastes, but my mother-in-law loves it. Most people went for the hefeweizen.

__________________
Primary: Robust Porter from BCS.
Bottled/Kegged: Crappy Bock (my first brew!), IPA, Manny's Octoberfest, Paulaner Hefe-weizen clone (my first all-grain!), Ed's Honey Oatmeal Stout, Dos Equis clone, Pumpkin Spice Ale (my first ruined batch), American Red Ale, Angel Wings from BCS, Edworts Apfelwein, American Wheat from BCS,Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from CYBI, Munich Madness from BCS.
Zooom101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
chefmike
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: north Georgia
Posts: 1,358
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

And if you have a keg system... no more explaining the pouring.

This year folks brought wine, as they have learned I supply the beer. Then they all drank beer and left the wine. Win-win for me!

__________________
Reformation Brewery: We went professional
Obsessing over: starting a local brewery (hence I am not here much these days!), Pickles, my wife, 2 year old and 5 year old, my chevy 6.5L diesel Suburban
Reading: fall of giants by ken follett
Building: gardens, recipes, and trailer mounted smoker/ wood pizza oven
chefmike is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #5
SFBEER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 161
Default

Means 2 things. You friends have good tast in beer and you make decent brew. My friends have stopped bringing anything at all now that I make wine too. Now they just bring empties and orders for the sweet girly wines and the rich stouts.

__________________
SFBEER is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2009, 03:49 PM   #6
khiddy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,203
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

That's awesome! You have some smart friends!

__________________
Beeritas Vos Liberabit Brewing
Primaries: BEER Beer (4/8/12); Fisher-Price My First Mead (12/20/10)
Kegged: Hairy Patersbier (1/28/12); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Get Yer Goat Maibock (2/22/12)
Bottled: Ye Olde Tyme Holiday Ale (9/26/10); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Candy's Dad's Homebrew (2/27/12)
Apfelweins: Crapfelwein (4/4/12); Apfelweinlager 34/70 (2/26/12)
Kit Wines: Fisher-Price My First Amarone (4/1/12); Rosso Magnifico (4/17/12)
On Deck: Albertus Magnus DIPA
khiddy 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
Next brew I'm going to do an experiment. EoinMag Extract Brewing 5 10-30-2009 10:46 AM
first brew - post-Thanksgiving report pkpdogg Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 12-01-2008 12:14 AM
Anyone Got a Thanksgiving Day Brew? eschatz General Beer Discussion 22 10-27-2008 03:25 PM
Any known online brew shops support Thanksgiving Sales? Chello Recipes/Ingredients 1 11-15-2007 07:25 PM