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General Homebrew Discussion / MOVED: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:38:43 AM »

Ingredients / Re: Berry Beer
« on: September 17, 2010, 05:38:09 AM »
The general rule is one to two lbs of fruit per gallon. This is one beer where you may want to use a secondary a trimary because you may end up having problems with the seeds.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:45:45 AM »
If it comes down to a brew pub having to keep their doors open by offering BMC then I can see it. But if a brew pub can't come up with a "cross over" beer to please the masses and have to rely on Bud then their beers probably suck anyway and the doors probably won't be open long.

As I said before, you wouldn't offer McDonald's hamburgers at an upscale restaurant just because people amy want them. Its the same thing with a brew pub. And a brew pub should be all about educating teh public about fresh, local beer. They are sending the wrong message otherwise. And it is obvious from this thread that a good portion of craft beer drinkers would be turned off by seeing BMC sold at a brewpub. On top of all that its just weak.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 16, 2010, 10:15:33 AM »
Now granted that's a pub and not a brewpub, .

Exactly - and thats a big difference right there.

The Pub / Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« on: September 16, 2010, 09:11:38 AM »
As long as my wife knows where I am, I'm good.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 16, 2010, 08:36:34 AM »
I'm not a beer snob. I have ordered Budweiser when good craft beer is available. Sure goes down nice on a hot summer day.

Sure, I don't mind a bud every now and then. But I can honestly say I never have, and most certainly never will, walk into a brewpub to try their selection of Bud products. If its a hot day I might try their kolsch. ;)

The Pub / Re: How do you tell people where you are?
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:41:00 AM »
I don't really want people to know where I am.

Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Hop Blocker
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:59:10 AM »
The diverter plate will work with leaf or pellet hops. But leaf hops would clog my pump. You'd have to find a way around that depending on your set up. I specifically use pellets and put leaf hops in a large hop bag when I brew with leaf.

Here's a picture of the diverter plate I have on my big system. I need to get some pix of the hops trapped behind the plate. A couple quick WPs collects most of them behind the plate. Works awesome and is easy to make.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 16, 2010, 04:45:59 AM »
The bartenders would point out the large list of craft beer for $5 a pint.  The fans would ask for a Bud.  The bartender would pull a bottle out of a cooler and say "$8 please".  They would pay without hesitation.

Bwahaha! Too damn funny!

So you guys wouldnt give a brewpub a chance if they had BMC on tap?

That's not at all what I said. Not speaking for anyone else.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 15, 2010, 04:41:47 PM »
Agree on a certain level. Its not like I would not patronage a place just because they serve Bud. I'm just saying I don;t think it serves their best interest. but, if the house beer is crap .... well. Sure, makes sense to serve Bud.

Equipment and Software / Re: Prices for 1/2 barrel keg
« on: September 15, 2010, 04:14:03 PM »
That's a great price. I'd get at least 3.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 15, 2010, 03:13:56 PM »
There are plenty of stories about small towns breweries who introduced craft beer to the BMC drinking masses and turned them onto good beer. If they had opened and sold BMC along with their beers they would have hardly sold a drop of their own beer. The trick is to lure them into drinking something that is not what they are used to. That's what I mean by promoting craft beer. Really - IMO - it has everything to do with the bottom line.

The Pub / Re: Brewpubs that serve BMC
« on: September 15, 2010, 03:01:28 PM »
Its not about only promoting your "type" of beer - its about promoting craft beer. Craft brewers team up with other craft brewers. My worse fear is not that someone opens a craft brewery in my town - it's that they open a craft brewery and it sucks.

There's a place for BMC and I certainly don't want to see them go away. All I want to do is see craft beer succeed. And, like Tom said, most people who only drink BMC will not want to risk trying anything else. But if you have a good wait staff that sells them a well made kolsch - well, you just opened the gate a little and let a new craft beer drinker in. Next thing you know he's drinking Arrogant Bastard.  ;)

Now, like I said, a good beer bar like the Flying Saucer or someplace with 25 or 50 or more taps. Sure, I totally support them having BMC on tap there. But they are promoting beer - not just craft beer.

I hear it is a bit of a disappointment from someone in the know. Now, if they wanted to make a good fried beer they would have wrapped the pocket around an oyster and then injected beer and then deep fried it. but my understanding is the beer squirts out everywhere on the first cut with the fork and just makes a mess.

The Pub / Re: Capazolli's Trip to South Carolina in 2011
« on: September 15, 2010, 02:48:40 PM »
Bwhahaha! Classic! 8)

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