Desperate times... (Ever done this??) - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Desperate times... (Ever done this??)
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway
Sign-up To NEW HBT Article Newsletter - Brewing Articles Direct To You!

Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 252
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Desperate times... (Ever done this??)

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.


Amity is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: minneapolis, mn
Posts: 409
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts


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.

cmybeer is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:25 AM   #3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oakley, Ca
Posts: 106
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2


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!
HopJuicer is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 284
Liked 21 Times on 18 Posts


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.
PapsD is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #5
Golddiggie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 11,943
Liked 491 Times on 427 Posts
Likes Given: 266


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.
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: !, !
Posts: 1,281
Liked 84 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 125


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.
BrewerBear is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Posts: 3,129
Liked 236 Times on 200 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Would that be called the brewer's share?
usfmikeb is offline
bcgpete Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #8
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Damascus, MD
Posts: 591
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 8


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.
Slipgate is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 2,640
Liked 278 Times on 225 Posts
Likes Given: 1254


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.
Next up: Amber Ale
Primary 1&2: 90 Min IPA clone
Primary 3&4: Belgian Wit
Keg #1: White Mosaic Pale Ale
Keg #2: Empty
Drinking: Amber Ale, White Mosaic Pale Ale
Jayhem is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #10
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alexander City, Alabama
Posts: 1,197
Liked 130 Times on 99 Posts
Likes Given: 41


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.

aubiecat is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Desperate Plea for Help Guidry General Beer Discussion 20 03-16-2012 09:42 PM
Backbreaking at times FullDraw General Beer Discussion 8 02-17-2012 05:37 AM
How many times have you posted to HBT after you've had a few? stargate_to_Earth General Beer Discussion 12 01-17-2012 09:39 AM
Question on hop times... HopheadNJ General Beer Discussion 3 10-12-2009 04:09 PM
Desperate for help with a High Gravity Saison ! kjung General Beer Discussion 14 06-20-2008 09:48 PM

Forum Jump