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Old 02-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #21
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he didn't drink it from the bottle.
i taught him the homebrew pour.
he sent me a pic of it in his pint glass.

it looked awesome to me.

it was bottle conditioned. 4 weeks now. i gave it to him monday or tuesday, he refrigerated it until last night about 8pm.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:49 PM   #22
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What did rough mean? A good non bitter beer should taste good to most anyone. Was it bottle conditioned? How much bottle trub? Did you tell them to let it sit a week in the fridge before drinking? I'm sure the travel to and from work, shook up all the trub. Did you teach them the homebrew pour? If not, they most likely drank it out of bottle. My guess it might have tasted rough.
good point...if that is the case, that second drink from the bottle, with all the sediment rising to the top from the carbonation, was probably a bit chewy.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:52 PM   #23
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I was happily surprised by some folks who joined me for our Super Bowl party which was the 'official' tasting of my first batch. Pretty varied group of folks, including some major BMC drinkers, but a lot who appreciate micro and craft brews.

The response was positive, but it's a different gig altogether. But the interest by a couple guys was hearty enough that they may want to brew themselves and they're coming over tonight for brweing night at my place.

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #24
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I just started brewing again and my wife doesnt like ipa' s so the first beer i made was a double ipa and she said it tasted like throw up....i take that as a compliment coming from her ;-)

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #25
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If you give your beer to someone to try and they choose to share a critique, they should be prepared to suggest adjustments to remedy their comments. If they can't articulate adjustments they probably aren't qualified to critique.

I have opinions about 747 designs. Doesn't mean I am qualified to provide my insight in to the Boeing Design team.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #26
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I have opinions about 747 designs. Doesn't mean I am qualified to provide my insight in to the Boeing Design team.
+1 to this... i completely agree. if i didn't like something, i need to give reason.

for example.
i don't like corned beef and cabbage. (heresy i know, i'm irish...)
but i have reasons why. the soggy, boiled cabbage tastes like snot to me.


i don't like miller lite. why? because it tastes like an extremely watered down IPA. trying to be hoppy, but just too much water.


i would have appreciated a "why i didn't like this"
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:36 PM   #27
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Keep in mind your first beer. The first time we every had ANY beer, at age 14, 15,16...21, it was pretty terrible. Beer itself is an acquired taste. Most of us just drank it to get the job done. It's not until later years where you had a terrible day at work and just say "F this , I need a beer" do you begin enjoying them.

It takes years to even enjoy a watered down crap beer for the first time. Advancing on to good beers and homebrews is the same process again. I know my brother started before I did, and I thought all his fancy beers were garbage. It took me a few years to start appreciating them, and looking forward to them.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #28
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i would have appreciated a "why i didn't like this"
Really? Why? Not to be a jerk but the Bud Lite Platinum drinker is unqualified. He will probably say because it was dark in color or something else lame that will not help you brew better.
Brew for yourself. If you want to brew for others (which is fine, I do it too as evidenced by my sig line)- then make a Blue Moon clone or some blonde ale. It will kill. and they can drink it because it is light in color and flavor.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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paniller- true. i do remember thinking "this sucks" when i first had a bud heavy... wait. i still think that.

midfielder5, thanks for the perspective. i am currently brewing two APA's and will be brewing a blonde after that.

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Old 02-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #30
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Cool. Please don't get all fancyyy with the blonde if it is to be made for the crowd. Just make it simple and focus on the craft: aeration, proper amount of yeast to pitch, fermentation temps, etc. Biermuncher's Centennial Blonde is a good start (look in recipe section on here).
> Save the grain/hop/spice experiments for your brews

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