What puts me in a bind, is I know these dudes aren't just abusing me. Two of them are my bros-in-law. Two others, I've know since I first moved here. I mean, anytime they came over before, for poker night, whatever, everybody bought a 6, tossed it in the fridge, and every man for himself. We took that fishing trip together, everyone bought a ase, tossed it in the cooler, and then take what you want. That's just how these guys roll. It's how they were raised I guess. And, it's not like they just started hanging around since I had beer on tap. Like I said, I've know some for 10+ years. And, to be fair, I have to say, if rolls were reversed, they would think nothing of it, if I were to show up at their house for a growler.
But, that's not me. That's not my background. That's not how I do it. My mancave, my beer, my rules. So, What I have decided, is the kind, subtle approach. So as to avoid looking like a douch bag to them (like I said, they would not think twice if I filled up from their tap) I have my little piggy bank that say "Beer Money" I will be sure that ison display right between the two taps. Along with that, I will make a little sign that says "To keep the taps flowing, a couple bucks go a long ways." I'll just put it out certain times, poker night, bbq's, etc...I don't want them to get the impression that every time they pull a pint, I expect a donation. Just for those times I know it's gonna be hit hard. I'll try that for a while, and see how it goes.