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Old 09-23-2012, 05:48 AM   #1
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I am moving into a new neighborhood and am thinking of doing an outdoor brew day to get to know my new neighbors. Does this sound like a good idea?

 
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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yep. you'll get to know if they're into that or not very quickly
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #3
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Just be careful. We get good at it, but the brew day is full if hazards. Wouldn't want little Johnny to open the ball valve of boiling wort onto his face.

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Make sure you wear a respirator and a Tyvek coverall when you are brewing. Gives the neighbors a warm fuzzy feeling

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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Just be careful. We get good at it, but the brew day is full if hazards. Wouldn't want little Johnny to open the ball valve of boiling wort onto his face.
that depends entirely on how much of a nuisance is this little johnny...

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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I think it's a grat way to meet the neighbors, but don't be surprised if they start showing up every time they smell something brewing with a pint glass in hand!
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #7
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I sometimes think my neighbors think im cookin something up besides beer
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #8
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Personally, I find them more of a nuisance than anything. Maybe I am just non social, but my brew days are very relaxing to me and it gives me time to collect my thoughts and just do my own thing. I find when the neighbors come over to watch or join, I end up answering question after question and in turn I miss a hop addition or end up with a boil over, etc. Not only that, then they want free beer later on! (dont get me wrong, I have no problem sharing my beer).

I try to keep my distractions to a minimum on my brew days.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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Personally, I find them more of a nuisance than anything. Maybe I am just non social, but my brew days are very relaxing to me and it gives me time to collect my thoughts and just do my own thing. I find when the neighbors come over to watch or join, I end up answering question after question and in turn I miss a hop addition or end up with a boil over, etc. Not only that, then they want free beer later on! (dont get me wrong, I have no problem sharing my beer).

I try to keep my distractions to a minimum on my brew days.
+1 to this - it sounds like a good way to meet them, but I would plan a very simple beer... its easy to get tied up explaining something and forget an addition along the line. Maybe a better display of your skills would be a happy hour/grill out at your place?

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:04 PM   #10
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+1 to this - it sounds like a good way to meet them, but I would plan a very simple beer... its easy to get tied up explaining something and forget an addition along the line. Maybe a better display of your skills would be a happy hour/grill out at your place?
i brew with friends all the time. i like to sit around and BS while smoking a cigar and having an extra hand once in a while is cool with me. this past weekend i needed more help than usual, as i blew my knee and had some serious pain killers kickin! had to have help carrying my beer to the fermentation room
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