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Title: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: dbeechum on April 09, 2011, 05:41:47 AM
So, last week (or two weeks) I mentioned just how awesome it was to have my Tempting Fate (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/tempting-fate) beer on tap.

Of course, now sadness follows because hey.. it done died tonight, yielding my last funky glass. *sigh* So long keg I've had tapped since.. 2008? Took a year to make ye lassie. Guess I better get started again.

Which naturally leads to the question - what was the last beer you kicked that made you truly sad.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: tschmidlin on April 09, 2011, 06:11:38 AM
Every keg I kick makes me truly sad :'(

Ok, not every one.  When my pale ale or IPA kicks I'm bummed, when my Flanders kicks it's a downer . . . when my Irish stout kicks I usually just pull out another keg of it ;)  My neighbors demand it, so I try to keep it on hand.  I'm due to brew it again next weekend, Seamus is visiting from Dublin starting Tuesday, the party for him is 5/7. ;D
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: Pinski on April 09, 2011, 07:02:24 AM
We kicked our very first keg last week.  Our "Hammond B3", a roasty amber we threw together on instinct.  This keg carried us through some long, enjoyable brewery days of brewing, racking and kegerator construction to build up the inventory. A bittersweet moment in Whistlin' Carp's Garage.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: Will's Swill on April 09, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
My schwarzbier died last night.  I only got half a glass out of it before the burp, and cloudy at that.  It'll be missed.  Until I make it again!
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: bluesman on April 09, 2011, 02:25:53 PM
For every ending there is a new beginning. Sounds like it's time to break out the mash paddle and the incense and commence to some fermentation activities Drew.

I have an Imerial Porter on tap right now that I've had for two years now and it's nearing the end.  :( ...but I have a plan. There's a Dopplebock that turned out so good recently that I've entered it in the NHC and it will be replacing the Porter's position when the day of reckoning occurs.  8)
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: gmac on April 09, 2011, 02:45:52 PM
I've only kegged two so far and we've killed them both.  The second was the saddest because it was my first all grain.  But, even sadder is the realization that I just drank 5 gallons of beer in a week. 
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: denny on April 09, 2011, 03:31:18 PM
When I kick a keg of any lager, it's a bummer since I have to wait a year to make more.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: dano14041 on April 09, 2011, 03:59:27 PM
I am saddened when my house APA (SNPA clone) or my Rye Ale kick, but even sadder when they both kick within 2 weeks of each other. One of my friends was really bummed when I told him the house APA kicked.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: ibru on April 09, 2011, 05:20:53 PM
One of my first oatmeal stouts was one of my favorites. Toward the end, I was in a hoarding mode. I quit offering it to others. I bottled the last of it and put it in the back of the freezer. It is indeed sad when it is done. But like has been mentioned, it opens space for the new keg and a new creation!

Denny, you need to step up and get a temp controlled fermenter. That's to long to go without a lager (Pils in my case).
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: denny on April 09, 2011, 05:31:34 PM
Denny, you need to step up and get a temp controlled fermenter. That's to long to go without a lager (Pils in my case).

Boy, do I ever.  I'm trying to find a place for one, but we live in a small place and have pack rat tendencies!
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: jeffy on April 10, 2011, 01:30:08 AM
It's the worst when you have no idea that you're on your last beer.  Tonight I pulled a pfffffffffft on my keg of Belgian Strong Gold that I thought I had lots more of.  Now I wonder what I'll do if it wins the NHC regionals.
On the other hand I discovered 5 gallons of Baltic Porter in another fridge to replace it.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: bluesman on April 10, 2011, 02:24:54 PM
Now I wonder what I'll do if it wins the NHC regionals.

 :(

Uh-oh...are you planning to make more?
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: jeffy on April 10, 2011, 03:27:25 PM
Now I wonder what I'll do if it wins the NHC regionals.

 :(

Uh-oh...are you planning to make more?
I think there's time to wait for the first round results.  What are the chances, anyway?
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: realbeerguy on April 10, 2011, 04:56:56 PM
Sad when my Sameclus Clone kicked.  11 hr brewday (damn reiterated mash) for 4 gal wort, 1 yr conditioning
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: beersk on April 11, 2011, 03:19:37 PM
I guess it's been a while that I've been sad when a keg kicks because usually I've got something in the pipeline that I'm pretty excited about also.  Not saying I don't enjoy my beer, but often I'm ready for the next beer which is usually a different style.  Which is kind of why I started bottling some of my beer from the keg, just so I can keep the turnover going.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: gordonstrong on April 11, 2011, 03:21:54 PM
I'm usually less sad about a keg kicking as I am about having another keg to clean.
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: Malticulous on April 11, 2011, 06:19:38 PM
CAP yesterday. I'll have more in a few months.

Empty kegs make me happy because then I have another one to fill with beer.  ;D
Title: Re: The sadness of the *pffffffffft*
Post by: Bret on April 12, 2011, 09:10:15 PM
Last night my keg of pils kicked, and it was a bummer.  I have been working on this style for awhile, and this one was really and truly delicious.  You know the kind of beer that makes you homebrew in the first place.  This baby had awesome malt and caramelish flavors, and was (over)hopped with saaz--maybe my best beer ever.  The cool thing was, it gave me one last full pint as it went...