there's a semi-chain brew tavern here in our town that brews an india dark ale that I like. i kind of wondered aloud at my brew club if they thought the brewer would share the recipe and most were like, "yeah, just go talk to Joe and he'll hook you up, answer any questions you have"
he sure enough did. I didn't ask him straight up for the recipe, but he gave me the grain bill and what hops they used for what. he answered my questions and before I left told me that if I gave him enough lead time, he would hook me up with as much yeast as I could carry. (mental picture of me hauling big gob of slurry under each arm, trying to unlock the car door)
lesson learned: doesn't hurt to ask, the worst that could happen is they say "no"
"BEER GOOD" - Words of House Grog
"critique your recipe? OK; brew it, good luck with it, please report back with the results, I'm stealing the recipe, thank you!" - Rob Grog
"Homer no function beer well without" - Homer Simpson
drinking: Sweetpea's Mock Maibock, DB 8 Point IPA Clone, Witless Belgian Wit, Rain Delay IPA, Czech Pilsner - bottle conditioning: CLB's Red Barley Wine - bulk conditioning: Imperial Pumpkin Ale - in primary: Single Hop APA