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Old 07-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #81
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Since I got out of the Navy in 93, I've had a goatee or beard pretty much the entire time. I think the one time I shaved it all was the same time I had a batch of Belgian ale go really south. That was my only bad batch of beer. That was back in 03. hmmm


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #82
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Well busted up my knee and outta work for a bit and brewed the other day with a little more than a 5 o'clock shadow.. Must say I think you guys are on to something.......


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #83
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Brewing without a beard? Doesn't compute....
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #84
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I'm surprised none of our military brewers have spoken up. Being in the Army, I'm not allowed to grow a beard and my beers turn out fine. If I was allowed, though, I would totally grow one.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #85
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I always find it interesting seeing retired military people. Half of them seem to instantly grow a beard and the other half stick to their habits and are prim and proper.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #86
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Strangely, since I shaved a few months ago, my beers have gotten better. This keeps me awake at night, pondering....
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #87
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Strangely, since I shaved a few months ago, my beers have gotten better. This keeps me awake at night, pondering....
wait - could it be that facial hair has nothing to do with the quality of one's brews?!?

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A beard isn't necessary for brewing some styles, but certain Rogue ales require a serious beard to properly replicate the yeast characteristics.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #89
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I brewed a big, hairy, Russian Imperial Stout once and the judges dinged me on the hair. I was disappointed with the score because I really put a lot into it and I have only one chest hair remaining.......
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:07 AM   #90
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I'm surprised none of our military brewers have spoken up. Being in the Army, I'm not allowed to grow a beard and my beers turn out fine. If I was allowed, though, I would totally grow one.
Service members are granted an exemption by the Beer Gods. It's the least they can do!


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