Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Why I don't like brewing with friends LOL

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,948
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Why I don't like brewing with friends LOL

Distractions.

I'm making a 2nd batch of a wonderful brown ale that uses 2 oz of Willamette hops. I have had numerous perfect batches in a row - I'm on a great beer roll.

EXCEPT I find out way to late that I'm 1/4 oz short of Willamette. So while entertaining friends who have zero interest in brewing - only drinking I'm looking at be hop collection and trying to find SOMETHING English.

My brain cramps up and for SOME GOD AWFUL reason pick Mt Hood for the last 1/4 oz. Yea - I know I know!! BRAIN FART

Perhaps it was the copious amounts of beer in my system.

This morning I'm looking and scratching my head. MOUNT HOOD? You gotta be freaking kidding.

I am so anal about making beer - WTF happened. I don't have a clue what this will turn out to be LOL.

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
Joos
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: taunton
Posts: 748
Liked 12 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I know what ya mean.I had an unexpected party last night while I was brewing a PM with a late extract addition.It went in at flameout.Was supposed to be a blonde ale.It'll probably be an albino.

__________________
Joos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
double_e5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 905
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ha ha. I'm sure it will be good. And if not? Well, I recommend drinking copiuos amounts of beer before consuming. ****ty beer is always better this way.

__________________
double_e5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,948
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

LOL - I have certain brews that are perfect 2nd and 3rd beers. I was running low on those.

Good call.

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 04:54 PM   #5
fixie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bozeman, MT
Posts: 112
Default

I think you be fine. There just hops and who doesn't love those!

__________________

Primary: Ed Wort's Haus Pale ale, Dead Guy Clone(Yooper's) APA
Kegged: Dry Stout, Oatmeal Stout

fixie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,491
Liked 361 Times on 297 Posts
Likes Given: 97

Default

When did you realize you were short? Before or after your bittering addition? If you've GOT to sub, sub in for the bittering additions, you'll never tell the difference especially with that small quantity. Good to keep some clean bittering hops (Perle, Magnum) around anyway.

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2009, 12:17 AM   #7
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,948
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Good point - It was before I even - did THAT wrong! It's almost like there was some substance in me making bad decisions.

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at a nice controlled 85 degrees (up from 70) as it should be - weird isn't it.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #8
Homercidal
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 23,266
Liked 2035 Times on 1462 Posts
Likes Given: 1115

Default

I fell the same way. I almost always invite a certain friend over to brew, because he really likes to come over and "help". Now, he doesn't drink beer, but appreciates the process and getting together.

The problem is, we always get off on tangets and he is usually interested in discussing politics or software or whatever, and it's hard for me to focus on the brewing. If he would do some reading up on the process himself, or ask questions and offer to help doing certain things it would be better.

I think he is hesitant to offer help because he is afraid he might do it wrong. But there is plenty one can do while I am checking figures on the laptop, or whatever. He just finds it easier to chat about all kinds of other stuff instead.

I guess there is just too much slack time when you are not the main brewer. I almost think it would be better if we had TWO batches going simultaneously. That way he has to focus on his own beer instead of just watching me.

__________________
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2009, 10:50 PM   #9
hcarter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 353
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homercidal View Post
I almost think it would be better if we had TWO batches going simultaneously. That way he has to focus on his own beer instead of just watching me.
Buy 'em a kit and bring him over for HIS brew-day. I do that to people who like to help me cook.
__________________

Creag `An Tuirc
A Highlander likes two things naked. The other's Scotch.
- Howard
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/how-...ctorial-76101/

hcarter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2009, 01:52 PM   #10
Jeff Meyers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Posts: 19
Default

A 1/4 oz won't make a difference.....unless you were brewing a 1/4 gallon batch.

__________________
Jeff Meyers 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
Friends don't let friends brew drunk! BrettMan General Beer Discussion 45 11-23-2009 01:52 PM
Brewing a Stout for University Friends SeamusMac Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-30-2009 07:46 PM
Brewing a full barrel with friends ohad Bottling/Kegging 1 04-30-2009 09:59 PM
Brewing with friends TwoHeartedBrewer General Beer Discussion 40 10-16-2007 04:04 PM
Brewing at a friends Cregar General Beer Discussion 8 01-01-2007 09:11 PM