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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2011, 12:19:49 PM »
So, if you don't brew your annual volume limit each year, do you get roll-over gallons?  If so, are they valid all the way back to 1978?   ???     ::);D

That would be nice. But I don't think so. What if you brew at someone else's house and ferment there? Does this count?
I think it counts on them.  And for what it's worth, I think you can brew at your house and pitch the yeast and ferment at someone else's house, and it counts for them.  Up until then all you did was produce hoppy sugar water.  The alcohol is being made at their house.  :)

Anyway, it's irrelevant for me.  I might have time to hit my limit when I retire or when the kids get older, but I don't think I've ever even come close.
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2011, 12:41:02 PM »
And 100 gallons is about 100 twelve-packs which over a year's time is 3.29 beers a day.

If my friends were over more often then I'd certainly have to think about brewing my limit. 8)
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2011, 01:29:39 PM »
Maybe we should be punished if we brew LESS than 200 gallons a year! ;D

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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2011, 01:35:49 PM »
So, if you don't brew your annual volume limit each year, do you get roll-over gallons?  If so, are they valid all the way back to 1978?   ???     ::).  ;D

That would be nice. But I don't think so. What if you brew at someone else's house and ferment there? Does this count?
I think it counts on them.  And for what it's worth, I think you can brew at your house and pitch the yeast and ferment at someone else's house, and it counts for them.  Up until then all you did was produce hoppy sugar water.  The alcohol is being made at their house.  :)

Anyway, it's irrelevant for me.  I might have time to hit my limit when I retire or when the kids get older, but I don't think I've ever even come close.


A certain recently published author made the statement it isn't beer until the yeast is added (Gordon?).  So... if I make 800 gallons of wort but only ferment 200 of at my house I should be okay.   I think I can talk 3 neighbors in to it.  :P

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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2011, 01:36:37 PM »
Just mulling it all over...

How does mead fit in?  Is it beer?  Is it wine?  Is it legal to make at home?  If so, is there an annual limit?
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #110 on: May 20, 2011, 01:49:38 PM »
Just mulling it all over...

How does mead fit in?  Is it beer?  Is it wine?  Is it legal to make at home?  If so, is there an annual limit?

I think it is technically a wine.
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #111 on: May 21, 2011, 08:40:29 PM »
Update......buddy "a" showed up tonight with three cases. We drank most of one, and he left the rest here. A case of Widmere, oneNew Belgium, and something else, I forget what. All sampler packs. Pretty nice gesture I thought.
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #112 on: May 21, 2011, 08:46:24 PM »
Must be lurking here...... ;D
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #113 on: May 21, 2011, 09:05:14 PM »
Update......buddy "a" showed up tonight with three cases. We drank most of one, and he left the rest here. A case of Widmere, oneNew Belgium, and something else, I forget what. All sampler packs. Pretty nice gesture I thought.

He was watching da streaming brew session and decided it was better to be there in person!
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #114 on: May 21, 2011, 09:07:31 PM »
LOL! You never know. That, or I finally got through to him. He was asking about my brew day. I explained what went on, and what I had shelled out for ten gallons. I explained it was 28$. He thaought that was a pretty good deal. I told him yeah, but you also have to add, propane, CO2, and water. So, you're pushing 35-40$ now.
  Can't wait to get the sign up that TonyP made me. I might be able to afford this after all!  ;D
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #115 on: May 22, 2011, 08:51:18 AM »
Just mulling it all over...

How does mead fit in?  Is it beer?  Is it wine?  Is it legal to make at home?  If so, is there an annual limit?

I think it is technically a wine.

It's all under the same 100/person or 200/household.
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #116 on: May 22, 2011, 09:18:27 PM »
Can't wait to get the sign up that TonyP made me. I might be able to afford this after all!  ;D
Does it say
Gas, grass, or ass, no one drinks for free
Propane, malt, or sex just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Something else you can do weaze, I can't remember if someone mentioned this.  Put up a whiteboard where everyone can see it and track your expenses for the year on it.

Malt
Hops
Yeast
Other ingredients
Fuel
CO2
Cleaners/Sanitizers
Equipment

You can also track time spent and gallons produced.  It's a useful exercise at the very least, but it will lay it out for them pretty clearly the time and expense of the hobby.

Another thing you can do is let them buy you sacks of malt and in exchange you let them pick the next beer to be brewed and name it after them.  People love having beers named in their honor. :)
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #117 on: May 23, 2011, 05:43:30 AM »
Can't wait to get the sign up that TonyP made me. I might be able to afford this after all!  ;D
Does it say
Gas, grass, or ass, no one drinks for free
Propane, malt, or sex just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Something else you can do weaze, I can't remember if someone mentioned this.  Put up a whiteboard where everyone can see it and track your expenses for the year on it.
....  People love having beers named in their honor. :)
Brilliant!
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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #118 on: May 25, 2011, 06:44:09 AM »
Can't wait to get the sign up that TonyP made me. I might be able to afford this after all!  ;D
Does it say
Gas, grass, or ass, no one drinks for free
Propane, malt, or sex just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Something else you can do weaze, I can't remember if someone mentioned this.  Put up a whiteboard where everyone can see it and track your expenses for the year on it.

Malt
Hops
Yeast
Other ingredients
Fuel
CO2
Cleaners/Sanitizers
Equipment

You can also track time spent and gallons produced.  It's a useful exercise at the very least, but it will lay it out for them pretty clearly the time and expense of the hobby.

Another thing you can do is let them buy you sacks of malt and in exchange you let them pick the next beer to be brewed and name it after them.  People love having beers named in their honor. :)

That is the worst idea I ever heard. I would not want my wife to see what I'm spending!

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Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« Reply #119 on: May 25, 2011, 12:18:48 PM »
 My friend Ann (who is vey hot, as a sidenote) hand painted me a very nice sign. It says "I may be cheap, but the beer I make isn't. Feel free to contribute to the next round." That was pretty cool of her. She did not even know of my plight. She just figured that people need to pony up for the beer they are drinking.  I think between that, and what Tony made me, I'll be set.
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