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Title: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dhacker on November 22, 2010, 12:57:13 PM
What did you think?
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tygo on November 22, 2010, 01:07:04 PM
I was entertained.  Mostly by the process they went through to get the beer out in that timeline and the info about the brewery itself.  It'll be interesting to see they can keep it fresh and novel as the series continues.  If it just ends up as Sam flying around and sourcing wacky ingredients it might get old after awhile.  But I'll be back for a second episode.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: ethalacker on November 22, 2010, 01:21:47 PM
I enjoyed it and will be back for another episode.  I agree it might get a little old if it continues to just be Sam trotting around the globe, but it could still be informative.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: corkybstewart on November 22, 2010, 01:31:48 PM
It came on at 11 PM here so I didn't see it.  Hopefully they'll show it again earlier in the evening.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: abraxas on November 22, 2010, 01:36:49 PM

http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=1t_zJ-Attwq7
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 01:39:24 PM
I taped it.

Hopefully I'll have time to watch it tonight.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dhacker on November 22, 2010, 01:44:56 PM
It was entertaining. DFH looks like it would be an awesome environment in which to work! I love Sam's old rusty Dodge pickup. Especially enjoyed it when he tossed the inaugural 1/4 bbl keg of Bi+ches Brew into the bed on an old pile of rotting leaves to take to DC!

I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on the show format. Globe hopping for wacky ingredients is fine IF they include a fair amount of the local culture in the story. I find it fascinating to see the diversity on our planet.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: jeffy on November 22, 2010, 01:54:47 PM
I enjoyed the show.  It was a bit more than I had expected from the trailers, but it still seemed like a full hour ad for DFH, sort of like an entertaining infomercial......

It does seem like a nice place to work.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: theDarkSide on November 22, 2010, 01:57:59 PM
I taped it.

People still use tape? :)

Got my season pass set on Tivo.  Couldn't watch last night because I was watching the Pats game that I Tivo'd from earlier in the day...too stressed out to watch anything else after that.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dirk_mclargehuge on November 22, 2010, 02:11:20 PM
Watched.  Particularly enjoyed it when Elaina's cake fell apart. . .   ???

Wait.  That was the wrong show. 

It was nothing like I expected.  The ad showed him walking through the desert, into a Moroccan market to sniff spices like Jim Koch sniffs hops. Instead, he explored the wilds of Rehobath.  I expected a history of beer, and instead got "Ace of Cakes."  It was fun, I'll probably watch it again.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 02:14:08 PM
I taped it.

People still use tape? :)

Got my season pass set on Tivo.  Couldn't watch last night because I was watching the Pats game that I Tivo'd from earlier in the day...too stressed out to watch anything else after that.

I meant to say "recorded it on DVR".  :D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 04:47:13 PM
I taped it.

People still use tape? :)

Got my season pass set on Tivo.  Couldn't watch last night because I was watching the Pats game that I Tivo'd from earlier in the day...too stressed out to watch anything else after that.

I meant to recorded on DVR.  :D

I'm still using an old VHS machine....
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Malticulous on November 22, 2010, 05:10:27 PM
It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 05:27:16 PM
I liked it and will keep watching it.  I'm hoping some other brewers get involved, but it's fine with me if it's DFH focused.  You never know, it might get more people interested in craft beer, and that's good.

It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)
Have you tried the beer?  I liked it. :)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 22, 2010, 05:37:08 PM
Sam is all about extreme brewing...."Brewing out of the box" or the inverse of a style nazi.

I admire his creative spirit and his drive to experiment with different ingredients. I'll always try something new once.  I like to keep an open mind when it comes to beer tasting.

I haven't seen the episode yet but am anxious to watch it.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: narcout on November 22, 2010, 05:59:56 PM
I didn't realize it was going to be a reality show about DFH, but there was some interesting information presented. I like learning about the commercial brewing process; I'll keep watching.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the mock rap video. Did anyone notice the scene where Sam and the head brewer were taking a jacuzzi in the mash tun from their brewpub system?
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: kerneldustjacket on November 22, 2010, 06:09:23 PM
I taped it.

People still use tape? :)

Got my season pass set on Tivo.  Couldn't watch last night because I was watching the Pats game that I Tivo'd from earlier in the day...too stressed out to watch anything else after that.


I meant to recorded on DVR.  :D

I'm still using an old VHS machine....

Denny...if you're interested in going even more retro, I have a functional Sony Beta VCR I might sell ya...
I only have 20 or so beta tapes, and the only full-length movie I have on beta is a recording of Fritz the Cat...but the machine runs great!

I did not get to see Brew Masters...I have limited basic cable, and don't get that channel  :'(
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 06:11:16 PM
I'm not retro by choice, believe me!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: akr71 on November 22, 2010, 06:15:49 PM

http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=1t_zJ-Attwq7

Thanks for the link - Discovery Canada is not carrying it (& probably won't for a year or two).
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Robert on November 22, 2010, 06:32:24 PM
I thought it was great. And thank goodness for DVR. The Walking Dead is on AMC at the same time.

As far as Brew Masters, I think it really showed why DFH has been successful. Sam is a helluva salesman. It looks like in the next episode or two, they're going to show them making the beer made with saliva. Should be interesting. My wife was into it too, (probably thinks Sam is good looking or whatever) and she was asking all sorts of questions about the process and also looking up b****'s Brew on her phone during a commercial to see if it was available in TX. Sadly, it's not.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 06:41:00 PM
I wanted to see it but got distracted by Top Gear. Could have DVR'd it too. By the time I snapped was 3am and toooo late...  :(

It'll air again.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tschmidlin on November 22, 2010, 07:54:41 PM
Yeah, it will air again, probably several times this week.

I got to try the chicha at GABF last year, it was pretty good if you can get by the gag-factor of drinking spit. :)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Malticulous on November 22, 2010, 08:09:08 PM
I liked it and will keep watching it.  I'm hoping some other brewers get involved, but it's fine with me if it's DFH focused.  You never know, it might get more people interested in craft beer, and that's good.

It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)
Have you tried the beer?  I liked it. :)
No, they do not distribute to Utah. I liked the show.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on November 22, 2010, 08:20:26 PM
First, let me start off by saying I haven;t seen it. And since I don't have cable TV I probably won't for a while. But what sucks is, from what I understand, the original concept of the show was going to be about different breweries across the country. And now they changed it to the "DFH" show (and perhaps, more specifically, the "Sam Calagione Show"). Would have been cool to have seen breweries and brewers from across the country. Interestingly enough, the Discovery channel had contacted a local brewery here about being on the show way back when. He agreed to do it and then never heard back.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: richardt on November 22, 2010, 08:26:38 PM
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/ (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/)

You don't need cable.  Watch it on the internet.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: MrNate on November 22, 2010, 08:30:56 PM
It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)
Have you tried the beer?  I liked it. :)

This, by the way, is why I tend to ignore the inevitable "That'll taste terrible!" comments you get when you post recipe ideas.

I like Sam's brewing philosophy, but the previews didn't capture my interest enough to tune in. I agree that it would have een more enticing if it were different brewers and not the DFH Show. Something about variety being the spice of life or something.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 22, 2010, 08:36:02 PM
It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)

That is something I didn't think at all, as I have had Tej made by an Etheopian mead maker.  It was unlike other meads.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Malticulous on November 22, 2010, 08:59:28 PM
It seems dumb to mix a mead with a stout. The honey would be overpowered by roasted malt. Then he adds crystal to fool people into thinking they taste the honey.  ::)

That is something I didn't think at all, as I have had Tej made by an Etheopian mead maker.  It was unlike other meads.

It showed a pound or two of the African honey, and at least 60 of orange blossom. Comments at Saver like "I don't taste the honey," and then he said "it's missing something in the middle, I'll add some crystal."  

If I just got a ton of African honey I'd have pictures.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: corkybstewart on November 22, 2010, 09:14:42 PM
I taped it.

People still use tape? :)

Got my season pass set on Tivo.  Couldn't watch last night because I was watching the Pats game that I Tivo'd from earlier in the day...too stressed out to watch anything else after that.


I meant to recorded on DVR.  :D

I'm still using an old VHS machine....
I don't have any of that new fangled stuff.  No Tivo, no DVR and my VHS hasn't worked since my son realized that a peanut butter/jelly sandwich was the same size as a VHS cassette.  It went in easy, but it didn't come back out no matter how hard you pushed the eject button. :'(
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on November 22, 2010, 09:28:31 PM
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/ (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/)

You don't need cable.  Watch it on the internet.

I'm also on dial up. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on November 22, 2010, 09:56:21 PM
  I found it very entertaining. I had pretty much expected a 60 min DFC commercial, and that's what I got but really enjoyed it. Not a lot of information, but that's ok, the is not really meant to teach brewing. Reminds a good bit of American Chopper. I loved that show till it jumped the shark.

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/sr001.jpg)

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/vinny001.jpg)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: akr71 on November 22, 2010, 11:05:54 PM
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/ (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/brew-masters/)

You don't need cable.  Watch it on the internet.

I'm also on dial up. ;)
Get high-speed in the office at the brewery & call it a business expense (because the brewery must have you knee deep in $1000 bills by now - right).
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on November 22, 2010, 11:52:51 PM
(because the brewery must have you knee deep in $1000 bills by now - right).

 Yeah, gas, rent, taxes, electric, suppies etc......1000's of dollars of bills.  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: euge on November 23, 2010, 12:52:52 AM
ooooh! It'll be on in eight minutes.

Will comment afterwards.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on November 23, 2010, 01:17:08 AM

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/sr001.jpg)


I had no idea Papa Paul had a boy friend. whoda thunk it?
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on November 23, 2010, 01:37:49 AM
I had no idea Papa Paul had a boy friend. whoda thunk it?

You're a butthole!!! I'm telling! DENNY?!?!?!!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: euge on November 23, 2010, 02:03:22 AM
Just watched it. I see the connection weaze.

Like the show. The man has good people working for him.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 02:54:59 AM

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd235/Weazletoe/sr001.jpg)


I had no idea Papa Paul had a boy friend. whoda thunk it?

Priceless!  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: birdman200 on November 23, 2010, 03:03:23 AM
I don't see how he can be an inverse style nazi with such beers like 60min, 90min, World Wide Stout, Olde School Barleywine, etc.  Sure he has a lot of crazy beers, but he knows that he needs to brew some beer according to traditional styles.  And when Sam was approached to do the show Discovery Channel wanted it to be strictly about him and DFH, and Sam said he wouldn't do the show unless they highlighted other breweries.  So, Sam is not just in it for the money - he wants other breweries to get exposure too.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: oscarvan on November 23, 2010, 03:15:45 AM
Quote
I'm still using an old VHS machine....

Got one one the shelf here..... need a backup? Sitting next to an 8 track player..... (NOT making this up.....)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 03:19:19 AM
I don't see how he can be an inverse style nazi with such beers like 60min, 90min, World Wide Stout, Olde School Barleywine, etc.  Sure he has a lot of crazy beers, but he knows that he needs to brew some beer according to traditional styles.  And when Sam was approached to do the show Discovery Channel wanted it to be strictly about him and DFH, and Sam said he wouldn't do the show unless they highlighted other breweries.  So, Sam is not just in it for the money - he wants other breweries to get exposure too.

When he first started brewing he brewed the 60,90, WWS and Olde School but has since become an extreme brewer...or the inverse of a style nazi.  So he has evolved into this creative force in the wide world of brewing.

My homebrew club "Delmarva United Homebrewers" holds our meetings at Sam's brewpub "Dogfish Head Brewery and Eats" and I am always eager to learn of the latest and greatest creations at the pub.  Sam uses the pub to "try out" his new recipes. I am always amazed at the unique ingredients and flavors that he infuses into his recipes.

He is an innovator for sure.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tschmidlin on November 23, 2010, 07:59:22 AM
I don't see how he can be an inverse style nazi with such beers like 60min, 90min, World Wide Stout, Olde School Barleywine, etc.
Wait, what?

Are you highlighting the diversity of his beers?  You must be, because some of those clearly fit styles (60, 90), while others clearly don't (WWS, OS).  Or am I missing your intent.  I think I get (and agree with) what you're saying, but WWS and OS are clearly out of style, those are extreme beers. :-\
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: phillamb168 on November 23, 2010, 09:23:35 AM
For me, Sam is like the Sarah Palin of the brewing world. Some people love him, some people hate him, but he sure knows how to work a crowd and manage an image. Also you wouldn't want him to be president ;-)

FWIW I like his beer, and if he's getting craft brewing noticed by the BMC masses, I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: MDixon on November 23, 2010, 12:13:03 PM
Who doesn't like Sam?  I mean really, the guy is just as nice in person as he appears on various shows and interviews. I spent several hours with him on a beer tour and found him genuine.

As far as the show, I've not yet decided. Certainly not what I was expecting...

Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dzlater on November 23, 2010, 12:13:43 PM
  I found it very entertaining. I had pretty much expected a 60 min DFC commercial, and that's what I got but really enjoyed it. Not a lot of information, but that's ok, the is not really meant to teach brewing. Reminds a good bit of American Chopper. I loved that show till it jumped the shark.

That's exactly what I thought.
I hope it doesn't turn into him just brewing "theme" beers for corporate clients
the way American Chopper builds theme bikes.
I like the idea of a show called  "Microbrewed Adventures with Charlie P."  ;D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: abraxas on November 23, 2010, 12:32:48 PM
Who doesn't like Sam?  I mean really, the guy is just as nice in person as he appears on various shows and interviews. I spent several hours with him on a beer tour and found him genuine.

I've watched a few interviews with him and he always seems friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of brewing.  He's got a little bit of surfer dude/stoner way about him but that's alright with me.  I've had a hard time trying to figure out the message board dislike I have seen of him and this makes me think he is either very genuine (or very marketing conscious):
And when Sam was approached to do the show Discovery Channel wanted it to be strictly about him and DFH, and Sam said he wouldn't do the show unless they highlighted other breweries.

I assume some people think his attention is just due to the fact that he makes extreme beers.  I always like to try new flavors and ideas, it's a big part of my initial interest in homebrewing.  I was really surprised to hear him say that he is the 24th largest brewery in the country (well I guess of all breweries, 16th of micros: http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/media/press-releases/show?title=brewers-association-releases-2009-top-50-breweries-list ).  DFH seems to be a brewery every new craft beer fans gets into right away, maybe thats just a Wisconsin thing...

Anyways, last night I had a glue spill nightmare.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on November 23, 2010, 12:51:40 PM
I had no idea Papa Paul had a boy friend. whoda thunk it?

You're a butthole!!! I'm telling! DENNY?!?!?!!

Bwahaha! Sorry bud. I couldn't resist.  :P
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: uthristy on November 23, 2010, 02:11:46 PM
Sam is a helluva salesman.

He strikes  me as a used car salesman, wife says he's in-love with himself :D

Its a freaking DFH infomercial./ reality show, look how great - extreme we are at DFH, under crazy timelines ... blah,blah,blah


To be honest I'm still mad they never sent me a tshirt after saying "we'll make this right"  after getting a 6pk of 60min and a 4pk 90 with rusty rings under the caps. The beers were very sub-par in aroma and any sorta hoppyness.

That was years ago and I have & will not buy beer from DFH again.
See 1 tshirt and this consumer would have forgiven and still be buying beer from them.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dhacker on November 23, 2010, 02:42:43 PM
Ahhh . . if it wasn't for a little ego, we'd all be cowering in dark corners, curled up in the fetal position.

I'd buy Sam a Great Divide Tripel any day of the week!   :D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dean on November 24, 2010, 03:19:13 AM
It does sort of come off like a combination of infomercial, Jersey Girls & Smiling Bob...  heehhehehheh.   ;D   Seriously, I like it so far, I just hope it gets a little more into the brewing aspects.  I definitely won't try the chicha loogie spit beer if it hits the market.   :o :D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: brewmasternpb on November 24, 2010, 07:03:38 PM
It was a great show, very entertaining.  I do love the fact that people will complain about anything though.  We (beer-lovers) finally have a show that focuses on craft beer, and people try to slam it for being a DFH infomercial  ???
I think DFH does some very cool exciting stuff, and a show about it sure beats the heck out of anything else on TV.  Really, if there was a show about 1 brewery in America, I'd think DFH would make the most interesting one.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on November 24, 2010, 07:14:37 PM
Watched it last night and have to say I really enjoyed it. I already have my DVR programmed to record the next episode. Looking forward to it. Kudos to Sam and DFH!  8)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: theDarkSide on November 24, 2010, 07:25:16 PM
Watched it last night ( have a Season Pass on Tivo ).  I enjoyed it very much.  Being it was the first episode, I can see where it could be a little DFH-centric.  Sam seems like a cool guy ( he is from New England afterall ) and even the rapping was funny ( though I don't want to see it every week ).

I'm definately looking forward to the next episode.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on November 24, 2010, 11:21:59 PM
Ahhh . . if it wasn't for a little ego, we'd all be cowering in dark corners, curled up in the fetal position.

You mean.....I'm the only one! :o
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: MrNate on November 27, 2010, 02:41:48 AM
Ahhh . . if it wasn't for a little ego, we'd all be cowering in dark corners, curled up in the fetal position.

You mean.....I'm the only one! :o

No... you know that cat you always cuddle with? Yeah, that's really me. I'm a furry.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: akr71 on December 01, 2010, 01:32:22 PM
Anyone watch episode 2 - Chicha?

Its only been 2 episodes, but it does seem to be DFH infomercial.  I'm still enjoying it though.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 01, 2010, 11:34:57 PM
  We (beer-lovers) finally have a show that focuses on craft beer, and people try to slam it for being a DFH infomercial  ???

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't slamming it for being an infomercial. I mean, it's a show about Sam, and DFH. What beer would I expect them to feature, SNPA? It's Sam's show, and that's fine by me. I enjoyed it.
   
   The Chicha episodee was good, but I did have to turn my head a few times when they were hocking in the vials. In my best Clevelan Brown voice "Oh, that's nasty."
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: akr71 on December 02, 2010, 01:18:39 AM
You could probably make an Idaho spin on chica Weaz!  Chew raw potato and spit it into the kettle...
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 02, 2010, 03:43:50 AM
And a handfull of cherry Jolly Ranchers, and maybe a porkchop, to round it all out.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: EHall on December 02, 2010, 03:57:12 PM
... then distill it...

For the folks who rant about this being just a DFH infomercial...I sense some jealousy!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tygo on December 02, 2010, 04:14:17 PM
I finally got around to watching the chica episode last night.  Thought it was pretty good although I was also somewhat grossed out during portions.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: myh3adhur7s on December 03, 2010, 07:36:38 AM
Well i must say it. The show is a huge advertisement for dogfish head. with that being said i am interseted in it because watching it gives me ideas for possible future brew. And also I think that the show may also help the homebrewing community get new members and people interested in it. And also for the craft beer scene.

the only other down side which i know has been brought up is that is if it is just Sam jetsetting around for new items to brew with it may get very old fast.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: phillamb168 on December 03, 2010, 08:49:56 AM
I finally got around to watching the chica episode last night.  Thought it was pretty good although I was also somewhat grossed out during portions.

Me too.

I liked both episodes, but my wife LOVED them, and I think for someone just getting in to beer and beer culture, it's an excellent primer. Tell ya what, Sam is starting to grow on me.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: dano14041 on December 03, 2010, 08:03:58 PM
I wasn't too impressed with the fist episode, other than the hunt for the little metal rod. But I enjoyed the second, Chica, episode.
Aside from the chewing and spitting of the corn, they showed one lady that let the corn germinate then used it to brew Chica. No saliva involved. Might be interesting to make a small batch that way.

I haven't watched the third episode yet, but am interested in seeing how DFH makes it Punkin Ale.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: jeffy on December 03, 2010, 08:25:22 PM
Are some of you guys getting the next show before Sunday's normal broadcast schedule?  I keep hearing of another slot on Monday night or something, but I can't find it in the guides.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 12:18:43 AM
... then distill it...

For the folks who rant about this being just a DFH infomercial...I sense some jealousy!

Not jealous at all. As much as I used to love American Chopper, I'd be the first to tell you it's an hour long Orange County Chopper Comercial. How could I ever be jealous of a guy running a succesful brewery, living the American dream, doing exactly what I want to be doing, and living the life or a rockstar, with millions of dollars? Wait a minute........that hardly supports my argument at all............ ;D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tschmidlin on December 04, 2010, 08:35:29 AM
Are some of you guys getting the next show before Sunday's normal broadcast schedule?  I keep hearing of another slot on Monday night or something, but I can't find it in the guides.
Yes, the pumpkin one aired for me on Monday, it taped automagically with the DVR.  And looking at the schedule, it looks to me like there is no Sunday night one, and #4 will be Monday (Grain to Galss)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on December 04, 2010, 03:57:47 PM
Watched the Chicha episode which I thought was really good.  It's really cool to see Sam on the quest to seek out an ancient recipe and bring it back home to develop it.

My DVR also automatically recorded Monday nights Punkin episode which I thought was interesting as well.  The Punkin Chunkin competition is held here in Delaware every year the first weekend in November so this episode hit close to home for me (no pun intended).  ;D

Great job Sam and DFH!  8)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on December 04, 2010, 04:03:11 PM
Haven't seen an episode yet but someone told me they had employees chewing and spitting trying to replicate the chica beer... thats disgusting and, having had a little experience myself with how strict the health dept. regulations can be I just can;t see how anyone could get this through. And I also can't see anyone actually ever wanting to sample this. I certainly won't be one. Nasty!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 04:15:53 PM
Don't knock it before you've tried it, Major. If there were any bugs in the spit, the boil had to kill them off, and what was left over would be killed by the alcohol. I'de kick the tires on it.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on December 04, 2010, 04:45:25 PM
Guys... its SPIT!! SPIT!!!! Out of someone's MOUTH!!! Someone you don't even KNOW!!!

You go right ahead and try it, but leave me out.

And for crying out loud, I just can't believe the health dept. would allow this. They stick their nose in everything. Doesn;t matter if it gets boiled or now. They don;t even want you using a mash paddle unless you have a 3 bay sink large enough to hold it. One for soaking. One for sanitzing. One for rinsing. You really think they care if some dudes spit is boiled or not?

I can't believe any of you actually think this is "cool". Its freakin' NASTY!!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: James Lorden on December 04, 2010, 04:51:43 PM
Some will say that all of DFH's crazy ingredients are a marketing ploy.  I for one think it's awesome.  Not to say that I always like what they have to offer (a $15 bottle of Fort that tasted like nail polish remover comes to mind), but the creativity is inspiring.

Love the show and enjoy Sam's energy.  It amazes me that so many people think he's douchy because they don't realize that it's not an act - he's really that nice and goofy all the time -

(BTW, the Chicha episode had me literally dry heaving - scariest thing I've ever seen on tv.  I did think it was funny that they were testing spit for amalayse enzyme though)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 04, 2010, 05:25:22 PM
I have not seen the Chicha epeisode, but the trailers online don't bother me.

To paraphrase Bismark (I think it was him) " The things you don't want to see being made are Legislation, sausage, and Chicha". 

I have seen sausage being made on my uncle's farm.  Not a pretty sight, but I love a good Wurst.

Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on December 04, 2010, 05:30:26 PM
I make my own sausage. Its not too bad on the homemade scale. FTR the only Chica I would consider drinking would have to be made by me as well. And even then I'd pass.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 06:47:52 PM
Guys... its SPIT!! SPIT!!!! Out of someone's MOUTH!!! Someone you don't even KNOW!!

 Lookm pleasuring a man one time, with a socked foot, does not make you gay! Some guys are just so uptight..... ::)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: majorvices on December 04, 2010, 11:26:34 PM
Guys... its SPIT!! SPIT!!!! Out of someone's MOUTH!!! Someone you don't even KNOW!!

 Lookm pleasuring a man one time, with a socked foot, does not make you gay! Some guys are just so uptight..... ::)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/gay.jpg)

 :P

Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 04, 2010, 11:54:05 PM
LMAO!!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: mixmasterbrewmeister on December 05, 2010, 12:51:20 AM
Well i must say it. The show is a huge advertisement for dogfish head. with that being said i am interseted in it because watching it gives me ideas for possible future brew. And also I think that the show may also help the homebrewing community get new members and people interested in it. And also for the craft beer scene.

the only other down side which i know has been brought up is that is if it is just Sam jetsetting around for new items to brew with it may get very old fast.


True! This show has definitely sparked my interest in brewing. After the show I spent 5 hours online reading and watching YouTube on the topic of "How to Brew". I am very excited to have found such a creative outlet that I can enjoy on my weekends away from work. Cheers!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on December 05, 2010, 02:02:10 AM
Guys... its SPIT!! SPIT!!!! Out of someone's MOUTH!!! Someone you don't even KNOW!!

 Lookm pleasuring a man one time, with a socked foot, does not make you gay! Some guys are just so uptight..... ::)


(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/gay.jpg)

 :P


Hmmmm...what does this have to do with brewmasters... ::)

 ;D :-* :D 8)

That is hilarious!  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: capozzoli on December 05, 2010, 03:36:45 AM
Put out a fire and no one calls you a fireman, but s**k just one c**k and everyone calls you gay.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: weazletoe on December 05, 2010, 05:08:10 AM
Oh wow man!!! I haven't laughed that hard since I was a little girl. THat's funny stuff right there Cappo!!! I think I almost had a stroke!
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: punatic on December 05, 2010, 10:09:59 AM
Put out a fire and no one calls you a fireman, but s**k just one c**k and everyone calls you gay.

Hey!  I'm not gay, my boyfriend is.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Mikey on December 05, 2010, 01:23:05 PM
How is it that this thread has gone from discussing a brewing show, to sausage and gay guys?
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on December 05, 2010, 02:52:30 PM
Back on topic gentlemen.  ;)

The next Brewmasters will aire this Thursday.

GRAIN TO GLASS
Premieres Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8 pm E/P
When a company approaches Sam about making a beer out of cedar scraps salvaged from their hand-made surfboards, Dogfish jumps at the chance to create their first "cedar-fied" beer. But, the team faces a major setback when 9,000 gallons of their signature beer, 120 Minute IPA, gets flagged by Quality Control.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: James Lorden on December 05, 2010, 03:33:40 PM
I am very interested in that episode.  As I reported not that long ago, drinking 120M at thanksgiving is a tradition of mine.  I buy it every year and age it in the beer celar.  When I went to track it down this year my beer guy told me that DFH had to dump the batch.  I was shocked!  I have bottles going back to '05 and now there is a big hole in my collection!  BTW, the '07 was deleicious this year - aged incredibly well.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: jeffy on December 12, 2010, 09:11:54 PM
A lot of talk here in Tampa regarding Sam's mentioning that his is the first brewery using cedar to age beer.  Didn't he know that Cigar City won the wood-aged category at GABF in 2009 for that?  And another medal this year with the same cedar aged IPA?  What's up with that?
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: johnf on December 13, 2010, 03:11:07 AM
A lot of talk here in Tampa regarding Sam's mentioning that his is the first brewery using cedar to age beer.  Didn't he know that Cigar City won the wood-aged category at GABF in 2009 for that?  And another medal this year with the same cedar aged IPA?  What's up with that?

Boulevard has done it for two years. I'm pretty sure Hitichino Nest has been doing it for 5 or more years? At least? Of course if you consider sake to be beer, it's not even close.

He kept calling Tej a honey beer in the first episode (the only one I've watched), I don't think accuracy is the goal.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tygo on December 13, 2010, 03:13:26 AM
I just watched the last one.  My wife was in the room while I was watching it and commented that Sam looked like he wanted to cry after they'd made the decision to dump the 90 minute.

I told her I wanted to cry too just watching it.  Kinda like when she watches those Lifetime movies and starts to tear up.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Mikey on December 13, 2010, 03:15:44 AM
They sure seem to have a lot of quality issues. I'm not sure I'd want that constantly repeated on TV.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: tygo on December 13, 2010, 03:20:04 AM
That was the first one on the show that was a problem with the beer itself.  Each episode they seem to cover some sort of problem like the twist off caps and the piece of metal in one of the bottles.  I'm guessing that kind of thing happens in a production operation of that size.  At least their QA seems pretty robust in order to catch stuff like that before it makes it out of the plant.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on December 13, 2010, 03:47:07 AM
They sure seem to have a lot of quality issues. I'm not sure I'd want that constantly repeated on TV.
A little drama in the show.
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: bluesman on December 13, 2010, 11:39:36 AM
I just watched the last one.  My wife was in the room while I was watching it and commented that Sam looked like he wanted to cry after they'd made the decision to dump the 90 minute.

I told her I wanted to cry too just watching it.  Kinda like when she watches those Lifetime movies and starts to tear up.

I did cry a little.  :(

 ;D
Title: Re: Anyone Watch 'Brew Masters' Last Night?
Post by: James Lorden on December 13, 2010, 02:49:37 PM
They sure seem to have a lot of quality issues. I'm not sure I'd want that constantly repeated on TV.

That's one way of looking at it,  on the other hand I think there is a good bit of diligence going into the fact that only products living up to strict standards get delivered to the custormer.  I think taking a huge loss in order to protect brand integrity is a positive.

Now if the 120 was f'd and they shipped it - that's something I wouldn't want on tv.  It would be interesting to see just how off the 120 was...