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Old 05-12-2010, 10:40 PM   #21
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Your friends may not realize the expense in making your beer -- so I would say mentioning your expenses and asking that they chip in once (while they are sober) should be enough. If they continue to drink without pitching in, they aren't friends, they are just mooches, and you should quit inviting them over, or make your house BYOB.



 
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:46 PM   #22
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I talked to my buddies and told them that when they come over they can drink free beer, I only drink a couple so they will also (I limit myself when they are around). I give them a couple free beers to take home when they are ready, all else they need to pay me!!!. My deal is that it will be cheaper than what they can buy at the beer store. I'm not expecting to make a profit just enough to get a few free brews!


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Old 05-12-2010, 11:52 PM   #23
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Tell those cabrones to pony up some mullah!
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:29 AM   #24
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I talked to my buddies and told them that when they come over they can drink free beer, I only drink a couple so they will also (I limit myself when they are around). I give them a couple free beers to take home when they are ready, all else they need to pay me!!!. My deal is that it will be cheaper than what they can buy at the beer store. I'm not expecting to make a profit just enough to get a few free brews!
...which essentially is a profit.



I like the jar idea myself. I have a bunch of people asking for free beer now that I've started. I've had to explain to them that it costs money to make. They never seem to want any after that.

 
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:10 AM   #25
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I have hosted a few homebrew happy hours and never had anyone turn me down. Just ask they bring some munchies and if they like it, I could brew them some more and give out a recipe list. I love the hobby, and won't mind brewing an extra batch...ahem..keeping a few for myself.

 
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:54 AM   #26
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Just put a sign above the toilet that says "Free Beer... Slightly used"
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:10 AM   #27
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I may be alone here, but if you're gonna share it with them, asking them to pay for it is a bit... tacky. If a buddy of mine pointed to a "tip" jar every time I came over and had a beer, I may actually put in, but I would probably think less of the guy.

I love to share my beer with everybody I meet. If I go through a case in a day with my friends, that's on me. If you don't want them to drink it, don't offer it to them, don't tell them about a new recipe you're psyched about, and don't tell them the progress on your batches.

You don't have to share your homebrew. And if your friends really only come over to drink your brew, then that is a problem. But if you like to make it and you like to share what you've made with others, I think that cost is on you. UNTIL they start making requests. Then you are totally within rights to ask them to poney up. Just my two cents.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:29 AM   #28
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Keep less beer in your fridge. If you are going to have few friends over decide how much beer you want to part with and chill only that. If they ask if there is more tell them it is conditioning.

 
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:45 AM   #29
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You don't have to share your homebrew. And if your friends really only come over to drink your brew, then that is a problem. But if you like to make it and you like to share what you've made with others, I think that cost is on you.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:54 AM   #30
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put a per bottle labor cost...selling beer without a licence is illegal but youre not selling beer youre selling the labor to make it the beer is free(add fermentation time in too :P)



 
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