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Old 06-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default To pay or not to pay. That is my question

I thought this would be a good conversation starter. As I am sure most of you do, I like to give some of my home brews to friends. Last time I did so, one friend really liked a paticular beer and asked for more. He offered to give me some money to cover my supplies. So what is the "right" thing to do. Just give him more or take his money.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Take the $ and buy some nice pints for everyone to use. Or even better buy some new equipment that helps the process.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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If my friends offer, I won't turn it down. But I never ask. Mostly, I just ask to get honest reviews.

I've had people pay me $30 for my time, and had another friend pay for the shipping from Illinois to Nevada.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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you know my name now gimme my money...

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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I can't say I would charge a friend, but how about inviting him over with his supplies to brew his beer with you? Maybe the hobby will bite him too!

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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I wouldn't charge someone, but if they offered I might ask them to buy a case or two of bottles, since I never seem to have enough empties. We're again getting into a gray area that might best be not talked about in a public forum, though.

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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I don't ever take money, but I do offer to make a batch for them when I have the space. They buy the ingredients, we brew it together, and I get a small portion of the finished product. I now have a good friend that I do at least one batch a month with (we split the bill/work/beer) and my sister in law also usually does about one batch every two months. It helps to fill the fridge and also the time in between my batches.....

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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I think having him buy the ingredients and brewing it with him would probably be the best option.

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #9
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If a friend wants me to brew a particular beer and offers to pay for it, I come up with the recipe and get them to buy the ingredients. Then they can come and brew with me and I usually get to keep a 12 or so of the finished product. I think of it as introducing someone new to the hobby. If they get bitten mildly and become a brewing partner, then we can split costs/work/beers. If they really get the bug and start brewing on their own, then I have someone I can trade beers with. But I would never charge a friend.

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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This may be the poor college student in ke but if a friend wants to give me money, awesome! I might want to make sure they know I don't expect/demand it, but if they want to show their appreciation in money form, you can be your ass I'm taking they money. As people have said, it'll go towards glassware, ingredients, more bottles, or the wallet fund

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