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Re: Complements
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2011, 10:33:51 AM »
I'll never forget the day John Maier tried my Rye IPA and said "This is the flavor I've been looking for!".  Then announced at that year's NHC that he'd be brewing it for one of Rogue's 15th anniversary brews.
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Re: Complements
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2011, 10:45:05 AM »
It definitely makes it alot more worthwhile to get compliments. I always like to hear them and they always put a smile on my face.

...and Denny, I would be very proud to hear a compliment like that coming from John. You definitely made a winner with that beer.
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Re: Complements
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2011, 12:26:03 PM »
Great stories here!  It definitely does feel good to get solid, objective feedback on a beer - especially when it's positive :)

One of my shining moments was when in a blind tasting my Saison (which ended up a bit more Tripel-ish) was preferred over Allagash Tripel by a friend who is a big beer geek. He then helped himself to 2 more glasses that night, and the praise never stopped (although I start discounting any compliments or critiques after 2 healthy pours of an 8% beer :))  Though I entered it in the 'wrong' category, this beer also took first as a 'Belgian Specialty' at the WA State Fair.


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Re: Complements
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2011, 12:45:29 PM »
By far my greatest compliment came out of winning best of show at a competition with over 600 entries.  Ray Daniels, author of Smoked Beers among other titles, was on the bos panel and my beer was a traditional rauchbier.  I'm still happy about that and it was many years ago. 
Like Denny says, having a pro brewer honestly like your beer is way cool.
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Re: Complements
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 07:17:58 PM »
People wanting more......this is good.
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Re: Complements
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2011, 11:19:05 PM »
I'd be offended... If it's a super-hoppy IPA, it would totally be out of place between Fullers and Guiness!
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Re: Complements
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2011, 12:34:43 AM »
Somebody thought I was Jimmy Buffet one time and asked my for an autograph... but I draw the line at falling off of stages!
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Re: Complements
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2011, 06:26:00 AM »
Somebody thought I was Jimmy Buffet one time and asked my for an autograph... but I draw the line at falling off of stages!

I hoped you signed something for him.

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Re: Complements
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2011, 11:34:27 PM »
No, but I did share some homebrew with her...
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Re: Complements
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2011, 03:49:23 PM »
No, but I did share some homebrew with her...

That's what she said?
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Re: Complements
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2011, 02:48:11 AM »
No, but I did share some homebrew with her...

That's what she said?

She said, "You're a troubador and a brewer?!  Oh James!"   ;)   
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Re: Complements
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2011, 07:52:57 AM »
I'll never forget the day John Maier tried my Rye IPA and said "This is the flavor I've been looking for!".  Then announced at that year's NHC that he'd be brewing it for one of Rogue's 15th anniversary brews.

Well last night my gal actually ASKED for your rye IPA for the first time, and that made me feel really good. 

I looked back through my notes this morning, and this is the 10th time I have made it.  Took her long enough!! 
I guess I can't have it all to myself anymore.

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Re: Complements
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2011, 08:56:58 AM »
The most memorable comment I received was from a friend of mine who is an avid ultra fan. Not sure how that works exactly...but it works for him. I had just tapped a keg of a NW amber I made and he loved it! Drank it all night even though he brought over an 18 pack of ultra! At the end of the night, he went home with his stinkin 18 pack!

My wife isnt really into beer but loves cider. The last two batches I've made have been home runs. 7% ciders = Happy Wife. Happy Wife = Happy Husband! Happy husband makes more cider to keep this loop going!!!!!! ;)
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Re: Complements
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2011, 10:01:17 PM »
Care to share the recipe? :-)
I'm happy to, but you'll have to remind me.  I got a new laptop a while back and haven't transferred my recipes over yet.
I remembered Phil.   :)

Here's what I did last time for 10 gallons:

13 lbs Maris Otter
1.75 lbs Black Barley
1 lbs Flaked Oats
0.5 lbs Flaked Barley
Mash 60 min @150.0 F
110 gm US Goldings 4.20 % (60 min)

1 Pkgs US-05
1 Pkgs S-04

OG: 1.045
FG: 1.012

I split the batch in to two different carboys, one got S-04 the other got US-05.  Both were good, but I didn't do any real sit down side by side tasting of the finished, carbonated beer.  They were served on nitro at the party, we didn't quite finish the second keg but it was close.
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Re: Complements
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2011, 08:29:02 AM »
There are two kinds of compliments on home brew.

The ones where they say "That's great!" and when you offer them another they say "No, I've had enough, but thanks anyway". :'(

And those that say "Can I have another"? before you ask. ;D


Tonight someone said:"I can drink this all day"..... I took that as a compliment.
This happened to me just today.  I gave some beer to a work friend and he told me it was awesome.  I asked for objective criticism on them and he said one of them needs work and the other one he could drink all day.  Good enough for me.  
I like compliments as much as I like objective criticism to help me improve my beers.
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