Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Too critical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Too critical

Do you ever feel like you are too critical of your beer to the point where you convince yourself it is no good?

__________________
msmith92 is offline
iambeer Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
harrymanback92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: san mateo, ca
Posts: 261
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Yes. I do film and sound mixing for a living, and brewing as a hobby. When you're talented at something, you'll be your biggest critic. I'm like this with soundboards, the camera, and beer.

I recently brewed an IPA. I've virtually convinced myself that it's a bad beer; however people rave about it. They think it's one of my bests. I think the difference is I understand what I was going for, and what I could do differently; where as my friends are getting handed a well-crafted, full flavored beer, for free. They have virtually nothing to complain about.

__________________

Primary:Farmhouse Triple, Simcoe Session IPA, 100% Brett Brux IPA
Conditioning: Willamette English Pale Ale

harrymanback92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
ktblunden
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
ktblunden's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lancaster, CA
Posts: 1,734
Liked 244 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harrymanback92 View Post
Yes. I do film and sound mixing for a living, and brewing as a hobby. When you're talented at something, you'll be your biggest critic. I'm like this with soundboards, the camera, and beer.
I fully agree with this. I'm a musician and I can't even listen to any of the recordings I've done, despite the fact that others tell me they sound great. All I can do is obsess over the mistakes or think how I could have done it better.

I do the same with brewing. Unfortunately I don't know how much I can trust some other people's opinions on that. Some of my friends seem to think if they offer any criticism I'll stop giving them free beer. It doesn't matter how many times I've said I want real feedback.
__________________
ktblunden is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #4
Funnage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 9
Default

I'm more shy about giving out my beer to try. After all, what will they think? Too much pressure, ha.

But I managed to get 2 friends who hate any beer not miller to say its not bad, with a dark braggot among all things too.

__________________
Funnage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #5
Wynne-R
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 889
Liked 94 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

I gave a bunch away last Christmas, claiming it to be ‘best beer ever.’ Followed by ‘If you know of one better let me know what it is.’ Still waiting. Then again I didn’t get most of the bottles back.

I got to get me some better friends.

__________________
Wynne-R is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #6
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,534
Liked 388 Times on 303 Posts
Likes Given: 584

Default

Yes, I'm my own worst critic. Which I think is for the best. I think we often treat our brews like our children. Every parent thinks their baby is beautiful (cue the Seinfeld music). But many is the time, I've gotten homebrew from others that they claim is better than automated laundry. Sadly, it is rarely the case, it happens....but not very often. I guess that's why I always downplay my beers. Even the ones I know are phenomenal and even when complete strangers rave about the beer. I assume its some kind of defense mechanism or maybe just my humble side showing. So, yeah....I'm hard on my beers, but I think it makes for some awesome quality control.

__________________
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-03-2012, 11:44 PM   #7
brewmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ionia, MI
Posts: 146
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Nah. After drinking Blue Light on vacation and coming home and having a few of my homebrews.....I'd say my beer is great! But kidding aside, there are a lot of small brew pubs around my area. I've been to some that I can say I've definitely made better beer. I suppose it could just be a biased opinion but....I would just as soon drink one of my beers over anything I buy at the store. I haven't brewed a hundred batches, but of all I've had there have been maybe two that I probably wouldn't have shared. My dad hasn't thought any of my beers have been that good, but he is mostly a light beer drinker. Everyone else has been pleasantly surprised.

__________________
brewmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #8
msmith92
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dayton, ohio
Posts: 272
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Well I tend to pick out flavors and consider them "odd" or "off" but then I go open a Stone or Bells and find the same flavors. It drives me crazy.

__________________
msmith92 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
bottlebomber
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: ukiah, CA
Posts: 14,246
Liked 2640 Times on 2068 Posts
Likes Given: 293

Default

I am definitely hard on my beers, as well as my cooking, my work I do for a living, and basically everything else. My beer is great, my cooking, my wife is hot, and I'm great at my job but if you ask me I'll tell you I'm barely keeping myself and my ugly wife off the street and have to drink swill to not think about it not really, but you get the point.

__________________
bottlebomber is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2012, 01:50 AM   #10
Calder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 5,402
Liked 238 Times on 213 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bottlebomber View Post
I am definitely hard on my beers, as well as my cooking, my work I do for a living, and basically everything else. My beer is great, my cooking, my wife is hot, and I'm great at my job but if you ask me I'll tell you I'm barely keeping myself and my ugly wife off the street and have to drink swill to not think about it not really, but you get the point.
I couldn't have put it better myself.
__________________
Calder is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools