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Offline tcanova

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Exit strategy
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:27:52 PM »
So I know this is a bit morbid to discuss but I have been thinking about this recently, due to some friends close in age passing.  What happens to my beer if I drop dead?  I usually have a beer in some form of transition, be it primary, secondary or kegged with some form of addition to be added.  I have already discussed the donation of all my brewing equipment to my local home brew club with my wife and hopefully one of my brew club buddies would finish any brews I had brewing and serve them at a party in remembrance.
What's the worst that could happen?  Beer?


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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 08:50:33 PM »
I think you've got a great idea.  Homebrew kegger funeral!  Also, AQ Chicken rules!  (On the coals)  I long for AQ.

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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 08:51:11 PM »
Just make sure it is all well labeled.  Lately, I have taken to writing on strips of masking tape with sharpies, all I have in kegs, carboys, bottles, and what not.  This includes embarrassing things like 5 gallon carboys that say, "2005 cyser".....but I don't care.  If I drop dead, at least folks will know what that have to deal with, and can dispatch with so accordingly.

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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 01:41:02 AM »
You started it, I'll ramp it up a bit. Put a flake of my ashes in the brew and pass it out, in bottles, at my funeral.

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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 04:09:46 AM »
I can see my mash tuns going at a garage sale now - "Why does this cooler have a funky drain valve?" And "why so many taps on that fridge when you can only fit a half barrel in it?" 
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 06:14:04 AM »
I'll have to discuss with the wife but I think she knows to distribute the brewing paraphernalia and malt stores (300-400lb at any given moment) to my buddies from the brew club.  As far as beers in progress, I'd probably just say pitch those.  Beer thats brewed could be used at a wake/brew club meeting.
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 06:32:19 AM »
What if you drop dead from drinking one of your beers?  Seems like you need some kind of system to warn people NOT to drink that one at the service. ;)
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 06:43:25 AM »
I think half drank bottle next to a dead guy should be self explanatory

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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 06:46:33 AM »
Would be fitting if it was Rogue Dead Guy laying next to him. Just sayin'.
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 08:08:23 AM »
I want a graveside toast.
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2013, 08:54:05 AM »
Figure I'll be past caring at that point...

But it is best to be prepared. How about a "living trust?"
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 05:16:59 AM »
I want a graveside toast.

Boom. I want that too.
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 07:00:33 AM »
I told my wife she has to cremate my remains and add it as a dry addition to my lambic solera and drink it all. I don't think it's going to happen.
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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 07:28:15 AM »
You started it, I'll ramp it up a bit. Put a flake of my ashes in the brew and pass it out, in bottles, at my funeral.

I've talked about doing this same thing for years. I would have my sister tell all the guests what they had been drinking after the toast.

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Re: Exit strategy
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 07:47:01 AM »
My wife would just finish the batches for me, and keep brewing on my equipment.  Now, if she kicks it first, who knows.