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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2014, 06:31:23 AM »
Makes you want a pint of England Bitter. Definitely no Canada Lager, though.      ;)
Or a Germany Pilsner.  ;)
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2014, 06:40:12 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

What if I do? ;)

Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But you shouldn't try to show off your knowledge to the head brewer. It gets old and boring. Remember that brewers have their own reasons for doing things. Maybe they don't want to stick to the syle guides 110%! Maybe they don't own a copy of "Brewing Classic Styles". As a for instance. I made a stout that I posted here a while back with Dark german munich. It was really, really tasty. Guy comes up to me and tries to tell me "this isn;t a "traditional" Irish Stout."

Yeah, maybe not. I also used German ale yeast. To me it was better than a traditional Irish stout. So STFU homebrew nazi!
Sounds similar to mine, which is evaluating beer (usually of a commercial beer) starting with "Is this what I think I should be drinking" vs "Is this tasty beer"
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2014, 07:42:56 AM »
maybe we can retitle this topic "Barley whiners"
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #48 on: March 27, 2014, 08:26:31 AM »
maybe we can retitle this topic "Barley whiners"

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #49 on: March 27, 2014, 08:38:50 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

If it is any consolation, that guy has already annoyed everybody else in the room before he got to you.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #50 on: March 27, 2014, 08:45:47 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

If it is any consolation, that guy has already annoyed everybody else in the room before he got to you.
I make an effort not to be "that guy".
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #51 on: March 27, 2014, 08:52:04 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

If it is any consolation, that guy has already annoyed everybody else in the room before he got to you.
I make an effort not to be "that guy".

+1 Same here.  I go to a brewpub where I know the brewer, and he'll often ask my impression of a beer, and I give it when asked. But I wouldn't march in and presume to second guess a guy, or feel I needed to pepper him with half a$$ed questions, like some. When I go to a brewpub for the first time, I get the sampler flight of whatever is offered. Tells me everything I need to know about the place (and the guy).
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2014, 09:13:00 AM »
My big one is people that are into the "craft beer scene" and spend a whole lot of time worrying about what other people drink and bagging on them for it. Why should I care if someone wants to drink a light lager? Same people usually spend way to much time bragging about the beer collection too. 

In homebrewing drives me nuts when people insist that their way of brewing is the only way to make great beer (you can only use glass or fly sparge etc). As a wise man once said… "There are many ways to the top of the mountain."

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2014, 12:09:19 PM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

What if I do? ;)

Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But you shouldn't try to show off your knowledge to the head brewer. It gets old and boring. Remember that brewers have their own reasons for doing things. Maybe they don't want to stick to the syle guides 110%! Maybe they don't own a copy of "Brewing Classic Styles". As a for instance. I made a stout that I posted here a while back with Dark german munich. It was really, really tasty. Guy comes up to me and tries to tell me "this isn;t a "traditional" Irish Stout."

Yeah, maybe not. I also used German ale yeast. To me it was better than a traditional Irish stout. So STFU homebrew nazi!

Ummm.  I was just picking on you, Keith!  But yeah, I get that, and I try not to be THAT guy!  And the beer sound delicious, BTW.
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« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

What if I do? ;)

Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But you shouldn't try to show off your knowledge to the head brewer. It gets old and boring. Remember that brewers have their own reasons for doing things. Maybe they don't want to stick to the syle guides 110%! Maybe they don't own a copy of "Brewing Classic Styles". As a for instance. I made a stout that I posted here a while back with Dark german munich. It was really, really tasty. Guy comes up to me and tries to tell me "this isn;t a "traditional" Irish Stout."

Yeah, maybe not. I also used German ale yeast. To me it was better than a traditional Irish stout. So STFU homebrew nazi!

I've noticed this and have mentioned it before. The default seems to be tge style guide, and some take it one step farther. It has to be within a percent or two of the Brewing Clasic Styles recipe. News flash, less than 1% of beer drinkers know about the styles.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2014, 02:57:17 PM »
I experienced what I would say is an exception.  I visited a local brewery last year for dinner.  After perusing their beer list I selected one (don't remember which, but it was a fairly common style like a Brown Ale or something).  When it came it was a sour whatever.  No mention in the beer list about it being a sour beer.  I did tell the server that it probably should have been noted in the description.  She, like she should have, offered to replace the beer so all was made right but I think that is a legit complaint.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2014, 05:32:16 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

What if I do? ;)

Maybe you do, maybe you don't. But you shouldn't try to show off your knowledge to the head brewer. It gets old and boring. Remember that brewers have their own reasons for doing things. Maybe they don't want to stick to the syle guides 110%! Maybe they don't own a copy of "Brewing Classic Styles". As a for instance. I made a stout that I posted here a while back with Dark german munich. It was really, really tasty. Guy comes up to me and tries to tell me "this isn;t a "traditional" Irish Stout."

Yeah, maybe not. I also used German ale yeast. To me it was better than a traditional Irish stout. So STFU homebrew nazi!

Ummm.  I was just picking on you, Keith!  But yeah, I get that, and I try not to be THAT guy!  And the beer sound delicious, BTW.

Yeah. I know buddy! But you're stepping on my pet peeves. What do you expect? ;)
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2014, 10:01:41 AM »
I find homebrewers who come into a brewery and think they know more about brewing beer than the head brewer extremely annoying and far too common.

If it is any consolation, that guy has already annoyed everybody else in the room before he got to you.
I make an effort not to be "that guy".

+1 Same here.  I go to a brewpub where I know the brewer, and he'll often ask my impression of a beer, and I give it when asked. But I wouldn't march in and presume to second guess a guy, or feel I needed to pepper him with half a$$ed questions, like some. When I go to a brewpub for the first time, I get the sampler flight of whatever is offered. Tells me everything I need to know about the place (and the guy).


I did this at a new brewery here in nebraska, first time there and had a flight, they all tasted terrible. I wanted to tell him but he never came over and asked how they were so I kept my mouth shut.



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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2014, 12:56:15 PM »

False pints. Pint is a unit of measure, not a shape. If a place calls it a pint, I expect a pint.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2014, 01:40:10 PM »

False pints. Pint is a unit of measure, not a shape. If a place calls it a pint, I expect a pint.

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This.  I pointed out at a local that the English style "pint" was a 12 oz glass, so to prove me wrong the bartender filled one with water and poured it into the 12 oz shaker glass.  I told her she only proved to me that all their glasses are 12 oz and she got pissed.
Wonder what they would do if you walked in with a Pyrex measuring cup?
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