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Old 02-07-2007, 04:36 PM   #21
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What else are you going to do with it, though? 99% of us harbor no illusions of ever turning our brewing into a profit-making venture, and even if we did - it takes a lot more than one recipe to be successful.

EDIT: In fact, I would posit that the specific beer recipe is probably the LEAST important element in running a successful brewpup, or microbrewery, or any other beer-related venture. With enough time and experimentation, any of us could develop many kick-ass recipes; the keys are distribution and marketing.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:41 PM   #22
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Hey, if any one wants to give me $5k for a recipe of mine they can have it and all my brew gear AND I'll brew them a batch.

Any offers?
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:48 PM   #23
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Yup, easy to say that now, win the contest, and then share your feelings after they made 5 million on your reciepe.

The time to bargin is before you sign on the dotted line.


 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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Yup, easy to say that now, win the contest, and then share your feelings after they made 5 million on your reciepe.

The time to bargin is before you sign on the dotted line.
I guess if that bothers you a lot, don't enter. Like people have said, I don't think most of us really care. I could use $5K, would I love to have the capital to start my own micro and make the recipe myself, sure, but I'll never go through with it, so I'll take the $5K I didn't have before and a hell of a fun trip.

 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:52 PM   #25
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Quote:
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Yup, easy to say that now, win the contest, and then share your feelings after they made 5 million on your reciepe.

The time to bargin is before you sign on the dotted line.
There's a new member, someone who signed up the other day, who is buddies with one of the winners. I would be interested in hearing whether or not he has any regrets (and would be willing to wager that the answer is "none")

Welcome to the forum, BTW. Not trying to be argumentative (well, a little), just disagreeing.
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Old 02-07-2007, 05:09 PM   #26
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It's their contest!!!! Of course they'd own the rights to the recipe!!! If you are simply a contest participant, you have no upper hand to make any demands...you are simply 4 bottles among thousands. If I had a functioning micro that was about to take the world by storm with a particular recipe, then I wouldn't enter. But selling a recipe for $5000 in a spare-change basement operation/hobby? NO BRAINER!!!!! I'm with Orfy.....

(Oh an welcome also.....got any good recipes to share? )

 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:17 PM   #27
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I don't know of any contest that requires you to give up the rights to the design, reciepe, or content of an item entered.....other than this one. Remember the space vechile design contest......the winner did not give up their design as a part of participating in the contest. I'm quite sure that when one realizes what they have lost as a result of entering a contest and winning, there will be some internal whining.....sorry, I feel Sam Adams is screwing every winner by not including some profit sharing as part of this contest. But that's just my HO .

 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:25 PM   #28
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what about American Idol? the winner is Simon's bitch for years.

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Old 02-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #29
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http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=40877

Joining forums to gripe about the SA contest? Care to elaborate why?

 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:40 PM   #30
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Maybe he's a Harpoon guy?

 
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