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Old 10-31-2009, 04:00 AM   #1
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I have a couple of people who are waiting like vultures for my first brews to be ready.... I don't have a greedy bone in my body but I know that my weeks of patience will be one night of binging to them if I do not put my foot down. I would not mind at all if it was someone who wanted to try the different brews but it will be free beer for them and nothing more. Am I wrong to be pissed off over the attitude?

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Tell them the first one's free. Then after they have a taste, they need to kick in some cash towards the next batch!

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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I have a couple of people who are waiting like vultures for my first brews to be ready.... I don't have a greedy bone in my body but I know that my weeks of patience will be one night of binging to them if I do not put my foot down. I would not mind at all if it was someone who wanted to try the different brews but it will be free beer for them and nothing more. Am I wrong to be pissed off over the attitude?
not at all - just keep telling them that it's not ready and it needs to age....

finally, give them a sixer of your 3rd or 4th brew.

my friends don't ask anymore - they just wait patiently until I give them the magic barley water; because they know sometimes I'm more generous than other times.
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Old 10-31-2009, 04:10 AM   #4
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I know just how you feel. I have a few selected friends that I know appreciate good beer and can give me honest feedback. Then each one gets a bottle or two of each batch.

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:12 AM   #5
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No, sounds like a valid concern. I agree if they want to help consume the product in a big way, then they can show up with some cash or ingredients on the next brew day and help out. With luck, they'll get hooked and then all start brewing, then you can share all kinds of different stlyes all at once.

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Old 10-31-2009, 04:15 AM   #6
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It's a shame your first batch got an infection and you had to dump it. They'll just have to wait for the next one to be ready. Hopefully that batch makes it. Oh, and quit talking about it to people close enough to actually drink it. That's what HBT is for.

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Old 10-31-2009, 08:12 AM   #7
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I don't invite people to my house that I don't like.
Any one in my house is welcome to my beer.

If I go to their houses they'd give me anything they have.

Maybe you should look at who you are friends with.

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I agree with Orfy. I don't like your friends.

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We are your friends Now! lol

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Dear Confused in Ohio,

You are right to be concerned about your friend's motives. They are not respecting your feelings. Your first beer is very special to you, and you should be allowed to enjoy it and get to know it better. If you invite your friends over to defile your beer like it was a hot chick on prom night, they will not respect you in the morning.

Sure, it's OK if they look at your beer, and talk to it a little, but they should not be allowed to put their lips on her, um, your beer, I mean, unless you give your express permission. How would they feel if you molested their girlfriends? If they are determined to molest your beer then i would suggest a beer/girlfriend swap.

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