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Old 06-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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Please tell me I'm not the only one.

I'm currently low on cash, got no beer in the house, and it's been a really long day. I've got a couple of beers in Primary downstairs, about a month into the process.

I sanitized a glass, and dipped a pint.

Tastes so good.


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Old 06-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #2
Mar 2012
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You're on your own as far as I know. I'll pull a hydrometer sample here and there but a pint? Not really my thing. But then again this is coming from a guy with four kegs and about 30 gallons in carboys.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
May 2012
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Some brewers might call this a racking cane, but I call it a man's straw!

Never out of the primary but have cracked many bottles that aren't even close to be ready due to no brew. Enjoy!

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
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Never just dipped a glass into a fermenter for a beer. But I do drink the extra when I keg. It's atleast 4 or 5 beers worth. It usually does taste pretty good.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #5
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Negative... I'll drink a hydrometer sample, or take a sip from the refractometer sample vial from time to time (only after testing) but never as mentioned. I don't think the beer gods would be pleased with stealing a pint that way.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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I never have,that's not saying I wouldn't. If I was out of beer and either broke,to lazy to go to town or it is Sunday and can't buy any good beer anyway I probably would.

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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Would that be called the brewer's share?

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Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
Jun 2008
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Never done it but only because I always have beer. The biggest concern however is that you lose your CO2 head-space and replace it with air, which has oxygen, and now the rest of your beer will be oxidizing while the CO2 builds up again. CO2 is heavier than air, so if you did it really slowly, you might be ok. But you will still get some air in there.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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Never but if I'm ever in a situation where I have no beer ready to drink and no money I would dig for some change and go buy a 40oz of Miller Highlife before I resorted to drinking my fermenting beer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
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No I have never done that. I like to brew because it's a great hobby but I am don't actually drink much, being the lightweight that I am.
If I am out of beer then I can wait.

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