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View Poll Results: Is wrong to ask someone to pitch in for drinking your beer
I would give away 99% of my beer for free I do it because I love to make it, not drink it. 45 27.78%
no one else is allowed to drink my beer! I made it, its mine. 6 3.70%
I think once someon has consumed over 25% of the batch, they should help pay to make the next batch 102 62.96%
I'm too dnruk to raed rgiht now. :-) 9 5.56%
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:32 PM   #11
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If someone was drinking a significant quantity of my brew on a regular basis I would hand them a shopping list for the LHBS.

Of course, being the nice guy that I am, I would let them choose the style.
+1 And ask them when they would like to stop over to brew it, or help anyway. Oh ya, hand them the empty propane tank once in a while too, just so they feel appreciated. But of course that all depends on who that someone is. If that someone does my tax return every year for free, well you know.....
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #12
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I'd start with a 'tip jar' or something, and if that doesn't give them the hint, I'd stop serving them my delicious brew
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:43 PM   #13
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Depends entirely on who you are, if I know you its free, if I don't then...ehhh it depends on my cash situation.

 
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:02 AM   #14
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Well it depends. If this is your only friend, and the only way they can tolerate hanging out with you is drinking large amounts of beer, well in that case maybe you should be glad for the company.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:16 AM   #15
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If my friends are mooching beer off of me, then I would most definitely ask them to pay for part of the ingredients. Luckily, I have good friends and they'll always bring good microbrews or bring other stuff as a good gesture. Actually, I've had friends offer to chip in, but I refuse.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #16
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If my friends are mooching beer off of me
That's an oxymoron. A friend would never mooch, and that's the point.

 
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:35 AM   #17
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Hell, I WANT them to drink my beer quickly so I can brew the next batch.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:44 AM   #18
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I have no problem giving my beer away....I just give out a few. If I'm going to a party I'll bring 1 or 2 bombers of my homebrew and a 6pack of something, that way people can have a taste and I don't look like a moocher.

If your friend really likes homebrew so much offer to teach him to brew his own...


 
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #19
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My friends consume most of the beer I brew, and I never ask for money—I'm happy that they like it, and if I didn't want them to drink it I wouldn't offer it to them.

That said, my friends have offered to buy a sack of malt a couple of times, and have refilled my propane a time or two. That's good enough for me.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:18 AM   #20
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That's an oxymoron. A friend would never mooch, and that's the point.
True. A friend who mooches is not a friend.
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