Anyone here ever volunteer at Ranger Creek

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by fivehoursfree, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. fivehoursfree

    fivehoursfree Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 Texas

    I have some significant time off coming up, and they have some bottling days the next two weeks. I'm thinking about volunteering a day, but wanted to know what kind of vibe it is. I don't mind doing the repetitive tasks, or standing up all day, but wanted to know if it is fun, or if it essentially slave labor.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. squirrely2005

    squirrely2005 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Texas

    From a friend that went I heard its pretty cool. I've wanted to go but always work on days they do it
  3. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    It's definitely tedious work, but the RC guys are cool as hell and a lot of fun to hang out with. And they'll give you free beer.
  4. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Zealot (540) Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Is that a promise or a threat?
  5. MrLupulos

    MrLupulos Initiate (138) Jul 28, 2007 Texas

    Thats pretty cool that RC does that, I have a friend that did a whole week in Deep Ellum, Dallas TX and he had a blast. I wouldn't mind volunteering for a whole week at a brewery that be so awesome, unfortunately don't have that many days off. I've contacted several breweries in Austin a while back ago to see if they took volunteers but I never heard back I think Uncle Billy's was the only one to responded back and they didn't have any opening for a volunteer. I might have to hit up some of the new guys here in Austin see if they take me in for some volunteer work.
  6. fivehoursfree

    fivehoursfree Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2010 Texas

  7. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    Anybody looking to bottle beer for free is welcome to come to my house and help bottle homebrew. I will also give you free beer.
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  8. MrLupulos

    MrLupulos Initiate (138) Jul 28, 2007 Texas

    Haha good try, bottling is my least favorite part of homebrewing. Actually not so much bottling but cleaning the actual bottles is what i dislike the most. Thats a sacrifice im willing to make to my beer out to my friends, i might have to get them to help out more often if they want my beer.
  9. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Why anyone would want to do manual labor for free is beyond me.

    Didn't they have a kickstarter for a bottling line?
  10. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    It might be time to look into setting up a canning line in your garage.
  11. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Because manual labor is rewarding in it own right. And they give you beer and some places also feed you. Not to mention you get to check out the operation from the inside and talk to the people who work there.
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  12. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    And socialize. That's always fun too.
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  13. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    and maybe, y know, learn something.

    Sorta like an internship.
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