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Old 07-01-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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You need to have a beard! If not, how will you get good wild yeast to ferment with?!

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #22
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The beard is a filter. That's the secret
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Bithead View Post
Damn, even the lady bartender has one! Perhaps Yooper *does* need to "man up"...
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #24
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Don't shave on brewday.
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

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Old 07-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by DobrePivo View Post
Shaved head and no facial hair, save for the two-days' growth as I brew on the weekend. My beer is coveted by those around me. I do fine without and don't plan on changing a thing.
So the merkin is workin it appears.

Good to know in case I singe all of my hair in a hop addition accident

Originally Posted by jimmayhugh View Post
you can use a merkin in a pinch...

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Old 07-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by MaddBaggins View Post
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that it is required to have some kind of facial hair to homebrew. If you don't, you are tempting the fates and could end up with skunked, zombie inducing swill that even your old Uncle Phil wouldn't drink. I hear even yooper wears a fake mustache on brew day.

Tread carefully man.
Originally Posted by Hammy71 View Post
You need to have some sort of facial hair to make beer. Well.....unless your a girl person like Yooper or something. I guess I can make an exception for that.
Yes, I have to wear my Groucho nose and fake moustache on brewday, so I fit in.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #27
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I naturaly grew a beard starting from my 3rd batch. Not sure why; I just feeled compeled to do so.

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:27 PM   #28
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Of course, technically if you are male and shave periodically, you have a beard. You just need a microscope to see it. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #29
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It is not optional, you must have a beard. Facial hair, chest hair, back hair, errr.... well you know. No manscaping round the brew pot.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:41 PM   #30
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I can't be bothered with shaving all the time. Once a week, max. Anyone who brews isn't going to be your straight-laced clean-shaven pansy, in any case. That's for wine drinkers.

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