Is it ok to brew beer if I don't have a beard ?? - Page 6 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Is it ok to brew beer if I don't have a beard ??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #51
cheezydemon3
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
louisville
Posts: 12,961
Liked 1671 Times on 1251 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by edroberts View Post
Apparently Rogue says a beard may be needed. They plan to brew a beer from yeast found their brewmaster's beard.

http://beerpulse.com/2012/06/rogue-a...ard-follicles/
Yep, puked.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #52
H-ost
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Bellevue, WA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 72 Times on 53 Posts


I recently got a second job that requires me to be clean shaven. My beers have since become less and less incredible. My theory is that I had one for so long that some of it is carrying over but I fear I am "running on fumes". Maybe I need to take a 3 week hiatus from working and over fill my pipeline....
__________________
"Wisdom isn't "thinking hard". It's experience." - PassedPawn

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #53
buzzkill
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Green Country Oklahoma
Posts: 982
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts


this is the first I have heard of this.. but I have had a beard since before I started to brew. I have never got a stuck mash,infection or had a bad beer. so it must be true.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #54
slatkin
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
ward, arkansas
Posts: 64
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I tried to brew without a beard once. It was BAD. For the love of good beer grow a beard. Please. Dont make bad beer,Dont tempt the beer gods.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #55
texasbrewer73
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
texasbrewer73's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Frisco, Texas
Posts: 161
Liked 22 Times on 9 Posts


I think this should be a sticky under "General Techniques"
__________________
"Mash it, Boil it, Ferment it, Drink it"

Increasing your Mash Efficiency

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #56
SledgeH
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Allentown, PA
Posts: 218
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts


My first batch was 2 years ago, a simple Mr Beer kit, and I was beardless. It was less than stellar, but drinkable due to the goatee I was sporting. I used the birth of my daughter this year as an excuse to stop shaving. Thankfully the SWMBO was so exhausted that there were no voiced complaints. Three months later and I'm up to 60 gallons of brewed goodness. Do not underestimate the power of the beard.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #57
sweetcell
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
sweetcell's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Rockville, MD
Posts: 5,064
Liked 940 Times on 686 Posts


the first time i hit the homebrew shop to buy all my initial supplies i told SWMBO: "based on what i've just witnessed, looks like i'm going to have to grow a beard". that almost put an end to my hobby before i had even started.

i do need to shave for work but i tend to shave as little as possible. by the time brew-day (aka saturday or sunday) rolls around i have a decent scruff going (work from home on fridays). i think it's been sufficient to fool the yeast into thinking i have a beard - or that i am on my way to growing one. while hard-working, yeast can be gullible at times.
__________________
What hops should I grow? Looking for cheap honey?
- Drinking: NHCPA (BPA and APA made with ingredients from Baltimore), 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2, brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries
- Aging: sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

naga77777 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 11:23 PM   #58
thepartsmancometh
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
central, IL
Posts: 389
Liked 22 Times on 21 Posts


If a job required me to shave, it had better pay over 100k per year!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 12:57 AM   #59
nightcelt
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Cookeville, TN
Posts: 14
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


My German's pretty rusty but flipping through my copy of the Reinheitsgebot just now, it looks like there's something about going gebearden un der brewday. Looks like the beard and brewing thing, it goes waaaaaay back.

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #60
generalzod4791
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Posts: 21
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


Beards never live up to one's expectations

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump