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Old 09-25-2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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My first batch was a kit beer, so my gut feeling is that I really shouldn't name it since it was someone else's recipe. I think that would be kind of like buying kool-aid and giving it my own name. What do you all think? Do all batches need to be named, or just the great ones?

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Old 09-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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I name all of my brews, whether kit or recipe or my own invention.

YOU brewed it. YOU get to call it whatever you want.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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I personally don't give a new name to batches that were someone's recipe or a kit. But, there's no rules in brewing other than to have fun with it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:33 PM   #4
Sep 2008
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I buy kits, but modify it to my own liking - so I name mine. A recent batch that is conditioning in the keg currently was kegged during a hurricane Ike storm, so I called it Hurricane Hefe-Weizen.

My favorite is Riccetti's Best. It is from an old science fiction book I read many years ago where every batch was different depending on what was available to brew with, and every batch was called Riccetti's Best (and nasty faces were usually made whenever people drank it). When I have a bunch of surplus malt, hops, and a few dry yeast packets sitting around, I brew a batch of Riccetti's Best - it is always different!

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Old 09-25-2008, 07:36 PM   #5
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I dont name my beers, my recipe or not. Hell, I didn't name my cat for a year. I guess I'm not very creative.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:40 PM   #6
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On first thought, I would be against naming a kit, but then after some more thinking, it would actually be very difficult for you to replicate EVERYTHING EXACTLY the way the kit explains. Somewhere along the line, there was a change (intentional or not). Name it if you want.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #7
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i cant even think of a name for my brewery yet
its driving me nuts, but i am sure it will come to me when the time is right.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
Sep 2008
Vancouver, WA
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Name your beer after the team that will dominate the NBA in the near future - Trail Blazer Ale! Roy Ale! Oden Ale! Aldridge Ale!

"The beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had one more for dessert"

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:03 PM   #9
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I used to name my beers (do you old-timers remember my "Spank Me Red Ale"?) whether they were my recipe or not. I mean, I made them. They were just ingredients in the store until I came along. Now, I've brewed so many batches, I don't bother. They're just "blonde ale", "IPA", "Octoberfest", etc.

I subscribe to my momma's philosophy- "I made it in my kitchen, hence it's homemade". Kraft's Mac & Cheese became Momma's Mac & Cheese. You make it, you name it!
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:09 PM   #10
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Name your beer if you come up with something that fits whether it is a recipe or a kit. No two are exactly alike.

Just don't worry about it. I name beers if something happened that reminds of of THAT beer. some are named and some I'll never brew again anyway. Some I call the yellow dot beer because that is my bottle cap sticker.

MY problem is I have a GREAT label and name but the beer is not turning out so good LOL Might have to reformulate it (like Oscar Meyer Beef Hot Dogs - same name, different dog)
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