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Title: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 03:10:33 PM
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This is just terrible.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: GS on December 28, 2016, 03:19:18 PM
This is great for someone who has no refrigeration, or doesn't know how to make ice. Spoiler alert: ice is what happens when it gets too cold.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 03:30:38 PM
It's just like the product in a water bottle that freezes first.  But it's just ment to open a beer, sip down a little. Drop this vented cap so the 'Corkcicle Chillsner' keeps the beer cold.  But it foams the crap out of your beer.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: beersk on December 28, 2016, 03:41:55 PM
I always thought those things looked and sounded like a stupid idea. Many of the "products" on the market are depressing. It's stupid, greedy people trying to make a buck off of other stupid people. Ah, capitalism, ain't it neat? And whenever I hear or read the word "Product", like in a review or something on Amazon, I get that same thought in my head about stupid, greedy people trying to make a buck off of other stupid people. Bit of a cynical viewpoint, I guess...
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 03:53:52 PM
Its amazing... like Coors thinking their customers are to dumb to chill their own beer so they change their labels to help them figure it out.  It's ridiculous

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Title: Horrible beer products
Post by: tommymorris on December 28, 2016, 04:14:06 PM
My mom gave me one of those last year. It's the thought that counts, I guess.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 04:20:06 PM
Haha! This was from my mother as well...

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 28, 2016, 04:31:49 PM
Well, it's no 5.2 stabilizer. Pretty horrendous, though.   :)
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 28, 2016, 04:32:17 PM
Can it keep my pet rock cold?
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: pete b on December 28, 2016, 04:45:20 PM
Someone gave me one last year. Totally foams up the beer. Leaves you with following choices: drink half a cold beer right away and lose other half, drink warmer than optimal right away, put beer in fridge and drink later, have foresight to keep beer at serving temperature.
I have a better name for it: Nucleationpointsicle
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
Someone gave me one last year. Totally foams up the beer. Leaves you with following choices: drink half a cold beer right away and lose other half, drink warmer than optimal right away, put beer in fridge and drink later, have foresight to keep beer at serving temperature.
I have a better name for it: Nucleationpointsicle
Right! It was so bad, as soon as I unwrapped it, she brought me one she bought for my dad and wanted me to try it out!  I didn't have the heart to tell her I really didn't want anything to penetrate my beer before I enjoy it, but you can guess how that went.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: yso191 on December 28, 2016, 05:27:30 PM
I didn't have the heart to tell her I really didn't want anything to penetrate my beer before I enjoy it, but you can guess how that went.

Now that's funny!
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: theDarkSide on December 28, 2016, 08:11:33 PM
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But the hipster dude on the other side of the box seems to be enjoying it.


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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 28, 2016, 08:37:11 PM
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But the hipster dude on the other side of the box seems to be enjoying it.


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Insult to injury isn't it... haha
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 28, 2016, 09:11:22 PM
Can't tell if he has a man bun - I'll assume he does until I see otherwise.   :)
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: beersk on December 29, 2016, 05:33:27 PM
Can't tell if he has a man bun - I'll assume he does until I see otherwise.   :)
Nah, it looks like curlyish hair, maybe a couple inches long.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: kmccaf on December 30, 2016, 02:37:17 AM
Can't tell if he has a man bun - I'll assume he does until I see otherwise.   :)
Nah, it looks like curlyish hair, maybe a couple inches long.

That's the problem with the manbun. The hair looks totally normal from one point of view until it...just...looks...wrong.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: GS on December 30, 2016, 02:50:34 AM
Why are we discussing that? It has nothing to do with the chillcicle.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: klickitat jim on December 30, 2016, 02:56:15 AM
What's that?
Title: Horrible beer products
Post by: coolman26 on December 30, 2016, 04:28:12 AM
Came here to get some escape from LODO. All I end up with is manbunz and corkcicles. Still better than moving that tub of 5.2....again. I look at it and it screams.......dumbass!!  Mom got me an extract beer kit this year.....guess all the sacks of grain never register. I love that woman. Continue on...


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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: klickitat jim on December 30, 2016, 04:47:02 AM
Awesome, moms are awesome
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2016, 04:49:09 AM
Mom got me an extract beer kit this year.....guess all the sacks of grain never register. I love that woman. Continue on...


Man, that's priceless.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Stevie on December 30, 2016, 05:26:12 AM
I'd be ok with an extract kit. I'd for sure ditch the yeast, but otherwise I'd give it a go.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: erockrph on December 30, 2016, 03:04:07 PM
I'd be ok with an extract kit. I'd for sure ditch the yeast, but otherwise I'd give it a go.
Indeed. I bought a Mr Beer kit on post-Christmas clearance a year or two ago just for the fermenter. The kit made an enjoyable beer with a yeast upgrade and a bit of CaraHell steeped/late hops added in.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: bboy9000 on December 30, 2016, 03:59:17 PM
I'd be ok with an extract kit. I'd for sure ditch the yeast, but otherwise I'd give it a go.
Indeed. I bought a Mr Beer kit on post-Christmas clearance a year or two ago just for the fermenter. The kit made an enjoyable beer with a yeast upgrade and a bit of CaraHell steeped/late hops added in.
Those little Mr. Beer fermentors are awesome.  Now if we can just figure out a use for the corksicle and the 5.2...paperweights?
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: JJeffers09 on December 30, 2016, 04:10:24 PM
Those extract kits are good for making starters... just pitch the hops, yeast, and the stale specialty grains.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Stevie on December 30, 2016, 04:12:55 PM
IMO the Mr Beer fermenter can be added to the horrible products list. The current versions have channels cut in the rim that allows gas to escape. With this there is no method to sealing it up post fermentation. No biggie if you're on the ball and package quickly.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 30, 2016, 04:25:35 PM
IMO the Mr Beer fermenter can be added to the horrible products list. The current versions have channels cut in the rim that allows gas to escape. With this there is no method to sealing it up post fermentation. No biggie if you're on the ball and package quickly.

My BIL offered me one that somebody gave him in a gift exchange. He was going to throw it in a garage sale for a couple bucks otherwise. I took it thinking I could use it as a small fermenter. I saw those channels and scratched that plan. I returned it to a store for credit and bought an excellent cast iron grill pan.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: narcout on December 30, 2016, 06:58:38 PM
I received a nice beer product from my in-laws.

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2016, 07:00:20 PM
I received a nice beer product from my in-laws.

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Awesome. They all look tasty!
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Stevie on December 30, 2016, 07:37:12 PM
They are good. Your local Whole Foods should carry them.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2016, 07:43:30 PM
They are good. Your local Whole Foods should carry them.


I'll be looking. My mustard collection is starting to rival my hot sauce collection. I like variety in both.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Stevie on December 30, 2016, 08:04:31 PM
Looks like they can be found on Amazon as well. Price is a bit high compared to the grocery store, but they are there if you can't find them.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Steve Ruch on December 30, 2016, 10:12:44 PM
Can't tell if he has a man bun - I'll assume he does until I see otherwise.   :)
Nah, it looks like curlyish hair, maybe a couple inches long.

That's the problem with the manbun. The hair looks totally normal from one point of view until it...just...looks...wrong.

It doesn't just look wrong. It...is...wrong!  :o
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 30, 2016, 11:03:43 PM
It doesn't just look wrong. It...is...wrong!  :o


Yep, I concur. It's the new mullet.  :)
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: coolman26 on December 31, 2016, 04:01:41 AM
My wife would say that the Mr Beer Kit is the most expensive Christmas gift ever!  That extract Mom, she drank a pint of Saison w me tonight. I can't remember her having more than a swallow. She is snoring in the recliner. 74 and rock'n it.


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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: 69franx on December 31, 2016, 04:39:15 PM
It doesn't just look wrong. It...is...wrong!  :o


Yep, I concur. It's the new mullet.  :)
Hey Jon, I still miss my mullet. High school athlete. The short in the front kept my vision clear, while the party in the back highlighted my rebellious side. Girlfriend says she would cut it instantly, but if I could have long hair again overnight without months of dealing with the growing out phase, I think I'd rock it once again. JK, looking back at pictures, it was as horrible as everyone thinks

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Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: santoch on January 08, 2017, 07:25:14 AM
Any of you see that Best Buy/Verizon commercial of the family around the table while grandpa carves the turkey with his laser-vision, then when redheaded-manbun-dork turns his head to look the other way --- ZRRRRRP!! The manbun falls into his bowl of soup!

That was by far my favorite commercial in recent memory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0sT42ExQZE

Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Leonardashcroft on January 08, 2017, 06:17:01 PM
I saw a "bourbon barrel aged stout" flavored vape liquid.
bruh...
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: weazletoe on January 27, 2017, 05:17:50 PM
Those little Mr. Beer fermentors are awesome.  Now if we can just figure out a use for the corksicle and the 5.2...paperweights?

Perhaps the corksicle could be used for "bedroom activities"?  ???
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: pete b on January 27, 2017, 06:26:30 PM
Those little Mr. Beer fermentors are awesome.  Now if we can just figure out a use for the corksicle and the 5.2...paperweights?

Perhaps the corksicle could be used for "bedroom activities"?  ???
Ouch!!Brrrr!
If you roll that way by all means...
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: narvin on January 27, 2017, 06:34:10 PM
My mom gave me one of those last year. It's the thought that counts, I guess.

Haha, me too.  I haven't tried it yet.  Maybe I can adapt it to something useful, like a lodo bottling gun  :)
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: Wilbur on October 30, 2019, 06:11:04 PM
I like the FAQ for the Hop subscription box in the latest Zymurgy:

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Q: That seems like a lot to pay for hops!

A: Depending on your perspective, and where you live, it might seem like it. While your local homebrew supply company likely has some hops in the $2 range, most of those are from huge co-ops and are the result of mixing the crop from several different farms together to achieve a consistent product for the year. Our hops are sourced directly from the farmer or the local co-op and we’ll tell you not just the region that the hops were grown in, but specifically which farm they came from and where that farm is at.

Still unsure about how the price breaks down? Here’s the monthly per ounce cost at the different subscription levels, including USPS Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the United States:

1-5 Months - $15.00 per month / 4 oz = $3.75 per ounce
6-8 Months - $14.25 per month / 4 oz = $3.56 per ounce
9-12 Months - $13.50 per month / 4 oz = $3.38 per ounce

Do people still pretend that these holiday gift guides are not ads? It seems like it'd be hard to recommend this to anyone, especially with YCH coming out with their own hop box.
Title: Re: Horrible beer products
Post by: reverseapachemaster on November 01, 2019, 03:31:59 AM
I like the FAQ for the Hop subscription box in the latest Zymurgy:

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Q: That seems like a lot to pay for hops!

A: Depending on your perspective, and where you live, it might seem like it. While your local homebrew supply company likely has some hops in the $2 range, most of those are from huge co-ops and are the result of mixing the crop from several different farms together to achieve a consistent product for the year. Our hops are sourced directly from the farmer or the local co-op and we’ll tell you not just the region that the hops were grown in, but specifically which farm they came from and where that farm is at.

Still unsure about how the price breaks down? Here’s the monthly per ounce cost at the different subscription levels, including USPS Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the United States:

1-5 Months - $15.00 per month / 4 oz = $3.75 per ounce
6-8 Months - $14.25 per month / 4 oz = $3.56 per ounce
9-12 Months - $13.50 per month / 4 oz = $3.38 per ounce

Do people still pretend that these holiday gift guides are not ads? It seems like it'd be hard to recommend this to anyone, especially with YCH coming out with their own hop box.

Pretty crazy prices for committing to buy several months of various farms' excess production.