I sincerely hope you cut the *****er off after that comment.I was at a going away party, and was explaining how homebrewing works, simplifying it as best I could for all... and one dude chimes up (while drinking my delicious weizendoppelbock) and says "I think brewing should be left to the pros, though"... I then asked him how one becomes a pro if they don't homebrew first - all I got were blank stares.
This is the same guy that said "I have to make an effort to not put siracha on everything, it's just like water to me"
Next time you get that. Try. Lmgtfy.com. you gotta try its hilarious!!! LolI'm going to have to side with Fishin-Jay on this one; there are stupid questions. Although not asking a question because you're afraid you'll sound stupid is even stupider, a lot of the time....
But the questions that bother me are what I call lazy questions: people who come online wanting to be totally spoon-fed. They ask questions that they could answer themselves with a little research - expecting someone else to do the heavy lifting for them, and sum everything up in an easy to read and understand Cliff Notes version.
As a hypothetical (but not too far fetched) example, I can easily imagine someone coming on HBT and asking, "what is a three-tier system? Is it a good way to brew? How can I build one?"
My answer would be, "google is your friend." Because all the information he's asking for is already at his fingertips; he shouldn't be leaning on other people to repackage it and sum it up for him.
This is a funny thing in and of itself. Cans are coated inside. Never got a weird taste from 21A, SNPA, or Sly Fox in cans.Renegades_Brew said:The very first step was getting him away from cans and into glass bottles to remove that bad taste. Now he will drink any beer at least once.
It's only in the past couple years that the stigma of "cans=crappy beer" has started to lift.Cans are a far superior method of packaging beer. Most craft beers are bottled because the equipment is much cheaper. It's not because it's better.
If I could can, I would. One local craft beer switched to cans, it's a great package.Cans are a far superior method of packaging beer. Most craft beers are bottled because the equipment is much cheaper. It's not because it's better.
Odds are it was brewed and fermented in metal containers before anywayA brewer was at the LHBS and the topic of cans came up. Someone said beer from cans tasted like metal. His reply was awesome. He said "Well if you drink FROM the can then of course it tastes like metal. Your lips are actually touching metal <gives a look like the guy is a moron>. If drinking beer that is packaged in cans makes them taste bad then why is kegged beer so delicious? It is just like a large can." I will always remember that whenever anyone starts dogging on cans as being sub par.
Or brew something safer. A mint stout isn't going to appeal to everyone.Yellowirenut said:Dad - "this taste like spoiled Pepto-Bismol" About my Andes Mint Stout :cross: I should have known taking home brew to thanksgiving would not have gone over well. They finish off 5 bottles of wine instead. Ive leaned that I will now only brew for myself... Will not make anymore special holiday beers except maybe a 1 gal batch for myself. :rockin:
Started doing this about a year ago. My family is the same way. I brought sixers to a couple of their functions. No one touched any, yet I couldn't take it back home because they insisted they were going to "drink it later".Yellowirenut said:I will now only brew for myself...
Dad - "this taste like spoiled Pepto-Bismol"
About my Andes Mint Stout :cross:
I should have known taking home brew to thanksgiving would not have gone over well. They finish off 5 bottles of wine instead.
Ive leaned that I will now only brew for myself...
Will not make anymore special holiday beers except maybe a 1 gal batch for myself. :rockin:
Yea stouts are not easy for the typical BMC drinker to take interest in. Thats 95% of my family. Yesterday they were all drinking BMC, OK cheap wine and mixed drinks. The fire ball whiskey was liquid red hots tasty for a few OZ then blah.Or brew something safer. A mint stout isn't going to appeal to everyone.
I don't blame you for being stingy.Started doing this about a year ago. My family is the same way. I brought sixers to a couple of their functions. No one touched any, yet I couldn't take it back home because they insisted they were going to "drink it later".
Conveniently no one could remember what it was like when I asked how it was and I never got the bottles or carriers back. Probably tossed everything including the beer itself.
Those are my beer uneducated family members. My beer "educated" friends and family members have to act snobby about everything I make and remind me how much better the commercial equivalent is.
Now I make only the beer the wife and I enjoy. I'm much happier being stingy and not seeking the approval of a-holes.
Fix it for yaMy dad reached into the fridge for a Stella tonight and came out with a bottle of Jäger. He said "did Stella get a new bottle" followed by "they basically look the same." It's fracking hilarious. In retrospect though, I admit they look just a little bit similar. Good thing he didn't swig from the wrong bottle (not a cough syrup guy).
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I did keep a bottle of jäger under my bed in college (in a mini fridge). If I ever woke up with a cough I took a swig or two and went back to sleep. Worked like a charm!ChefRex said:Fix it for ya
I always wake up 3 hours in if I get a buzz going before bed and then can't sleep the rest of the night. I tend to stay up and wait until I'm sobered up before bed. Rather get 6 hours sleep instead of 3.cpl-america said:My dad will try any day, but I don't good out hope, as he told Me years ago that he drinks bud lt specifically because he doesn't like how beer tastes. He just likes that sleep is easier after a six pack. On the other hand, I wish my friends didn't like my beer so much.
Were you letting her drink out of the bottle?My MIL on a goose island Christmas brew she brought: "there's a bunch of stuff on the bottom - I think I have to shake it"
Thankfully all three daughters yelled, and caught her before the beersplosion. Also thankful that it wasn't my house.