How much pull does Hunahpu have?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by kirbmeist, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Im heading to Hunahpu day for the first time in march and was just wondering what some of you guys have been able to get for Huna? Examples will help me maybe come up with some ideas of what id ask for. Plus i just like hearing all the nice trades people have done.
  2. je1129

    je1129 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 Iowa

  3. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    How on earth would he win that way?
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  4. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    lol i always like to do dollar for dollar. i mean more along the lines of has anyone gotten a beer that they didnt think they would get to try.
  5. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    It will pull some good stuff of similar rarity and cost.
  6. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Things you'll easily be able to land:
    Life n Limb 2 multiples
  7. vurt

    vurt Crusader (753) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Why would you want to use other people's trade stories to come up with ideas for what you'd ask for? You know what styles of beer you like to drink, don't you? Why don't you come up with a list of beers that YOU would actually like to try, and then place an ISO/FT offer? If someone likes your offer, good for you! If not, try trading for another beer on your list. Hey, you might even like Hunaphu's so much that you don't want to trade your bottles away.
  8. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 New York

    You should just extra it. People like that.
  9. woodchopper

    woodchopper Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I heard that only the kool kids were tossing them in as extras..... Wish i knew a few....
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  10. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Drink that delicious stuff, and share it with some friends who aren't from Florida!
  11. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    why dont YOU not reply to this thread if YOU are just gonna tell me pointless things. Ill drink any style and just want to hear some trade stories. That gives me some better understanding of the rarity compared to the other big name beers I hear about. Of course i know what i drink. Not sure why people take the time to post if they are just going to be condescending and tell me something I didn't even ask about.
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  12. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    already planning on doing this. Got a BA who hooked me up on a great IP trade and im hoping to send a bottle his way.
  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Minus the slight condescension, that was actually some really solid advice... just sayin'.
  14. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Haven't had Dark Lord but of all the good things i have heard i may try for it. Thanks for actually answering my question BTW.
  15. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I understand the advice but it's common sense advice given in a condescending manner. I know that if i want something i tell people im in search of it and tell them i have a hunahpu to trade thats not a hard concept. I just wanted to know what trades people might have done with it or for it.
  16. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Perhaps then re-titling the thread so that it doesn't sound like you're trying to "maximize" your trade value might be a good idea? I think there's a way to do that without deleting the thread, but I'm not sure exactly how. "How much pull does Hunahpu have?", to many, comes across as "What's the most I can try and trade my Hunahpu for?", which has become a bit taboo in the trading community, even thought pretty much every trader has been guilty of it at one point or another, whether they like to admit it or not.

    Either way, I'm sure you'll find that people will be chomping at the bit for some Hunahpu (myself included). Last year, I did a large trade for multiple Hunahpu's that included a Chocolate Rain, among other things.
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  17. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    yea i dont know how to re-title it i looked for it last night but couldnt find it. Im not trying to get someones first born son for the thing its just the first title that popped into my head.
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  18. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Bout dis much pull:

  19. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You're welcome. Keep in mind DL is only $15 and not good fresh. 2011 is drinking good though.
  20. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    lol i commend you for throwing this together for such a lowly thread
  21. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    Every time I hear stories about bottle releases that didn't go very smoothly, and a bunch of people got shut out despite sleeping on the sidewalk, and what not, I think of people like the OP here, and just smile thinking that he might be one of them.
  22. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    yea got an offer for DL 11 already lol and he said this exact same thing. thanks for the heads up.
  23. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    thanks! not sure why you want that to happen. im just trying to find good beer and share good beer with other beet lovers. No sidewalk for me though sleeping in my own bed then heading out to the release. Probably will spend some time at the beach and what not so if the release sucks ill make up for it.
  24. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    To add a serious note to the thread, I'm sure you can get some different Bourbon County varieties, Several Abyss, Darkness, Dark Lord, Westy, Black Note, etc.. Many would involve more than 1 of them for your 1 Huna.
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  25. vurt

    vurt Crusader (753) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Fair point about the condescension. That wasn't necessary, and I apologize.

    My advice, unsolicited though it may be, still stands. It is intended to be helpful, and I hope you find it useful. Good luck with your trades. The beer you're picking up is highly rated and has been widely sought in past years, and I'm sure you'll be able to pick up a few things you want.
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  26. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    The problem is your posts are being perceived in a manner conflicting with what you just said. I have no idea what your true intentions are, and I'm not going to comment on that. But if your goal is what you just said right there, then just post "FT: Hunahpu, ISO: Wants", and call it a day. You have to realize that people are jumpy, because the auction mentality is destroying the trading community, and 9 out of 10 of these posts, particularly from newer users, are nothing more than thinly veiled auction attempts.

    As an aside, you can just easily search ISO/FT on beers like this. Hunahpu has to be one of the top 25 or so most traded beers, so you should see hundreds of posts about the various things people are asking for and offering for it.

    But to answer your question directly, it commonly trades for other brewery releases with decent volume (or shelf stuff with lower volume). i.e. Darkness, Black Tuesday, maybe a Cantillon, etc. Pick a bottle you want at that level and post your ISO. You shouldn't post until you have the bottle in hand though.
  27. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (448) Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Join date: 2012. This is the best batch of BA's ever.
  28. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 Crusader (730) May 10, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Send out a bottle to a seasoned trader and ask for "something fair" in return. You might be pleasantly surprised, and get a great trading partner out of the deal.
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  29. woodchopper

    woodchopper Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I also hear the line at cigar city has already started for hunaphu day....... Get the plane ready we need to hurry up and get in line to wait...... :-)

    Its a beer do not try and hold it hostage there will be another brewery releasing the next latest greatest beer tomorrow. Or this weekend

    I am woodchipper and i approve this message .......... Maybe.........
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  30. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (825) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    I've traded for a couple of bottles of Hunahpu's. Traded a Hill Farmstead E. for one, a Captain Lawrence Rosso E Marrone for the other. Both trades had other beers involved, but those were the primary beers moving for the Hunah. Now send me some of this year's!
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  31. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Auction it and pick the best offer
  32. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i traded a '11 dark lord + random chicago locals for a '12 huna + random cigar city. thought it was pretty fair

    also, the '11 huna i tasted last month was absolutely phenomenal. looking forward to cracking my '12 in a few months.
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  33. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Initiate (90) Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I'm starting to get annoyed with all the condescension, holier than thou, beer trading responses from vets. You guys are always lambasting the noobs. How many of you were honestly throwing in Hunahpus, or similar caliber beers, as extras when you were new. That beer is probably his best ammo to get other limited beers. New members keep hearing about all this awesome beer that they don't have access to and naturally want to know what they can get for the beer they have. Some of your points are well taken but a lot of you seem to always be assuming the worst from people.
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  34. RC0032

    RC0032 Initiate (65) Mar 10, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I wonder how it will age? Do we bash them fresh or give it a year or two and bash them?
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  35. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I don't see condescension so much as a combination of disgust and mourning over the direction the community has gone. Tolerating it is how we got into this mess in the first place - back in the day people would have been roasted on a spit for asking "what can I get with this kind-of-limited release?" Tough love, maybe, but people sure caught on quickly. Then came the lockdown of ISO/FT replies, an influx of noobs, and boom - suddenly the community no longer has a way to police itself and we end up with the lowest common denominator.

    That said, I don't even think the OP's question here is really that bad, he's just triggering the sensitivities of the community because of all the other recent auction style posts. His intentions may very well have been honest, but with people so brazenly treating the trading community like an Ebay auction, you can't honestly get annoyed with the way vets might get a little snippy. Really, this thread should have been no longer than a helpful link to the forum search and the hundreds of examples of what Hunahpu goes for.

    Nobody here is honestly suggesting he throw it in as an extra, and of course he should get a nice limited beer in return for it.
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  36. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Here's the Catch-22, though:

    If you post a "What's the Value of X?" thread, then you'll get roasted.

    So, your "best" other option is to peruse the ISO:FT forums for a while. It's a frequent claim by the vets that the ISO:FT requests are out of hand. To boot, all you hear as a new guy is how amazing King Henry, Rare, Izzy are, and you just want to try those beers. Also, maybe new guys don't think they're ever going to land enough walez to trade for those walez, and who wouldn't want the chance to try the beers everyone raves about, if it presents itself? So, you get another potential ISO:FT overreach that creates a feedback loop that exacerbates the problem.

    To boot, you may not have a big window of time to trade a particular beer while it's at its best. So, it can be pretty tough to get "properly" educated. So, even with good intentions, things can look bad. For me personally, I had some of these experiences early on, even though my outlook is vastly different now than even 1 year ago.
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  37. vurt

    vurt Crusader (753) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Sadly, a good common-sense suggestion like this is sometimes interpreted as uninformative, or even snippy.
  38. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Anyone know what the text field on the top right of the website is for?
  39. ShawDeuce22

    ShawDeuce22 Initiate (184) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Which one?
  40. TWStandley

    TWStandley Crusader (738) Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Agreed. I will never understand why there is so much hate towards people asking what they can get for their beer. It is like having your house want to know what it is worth. If you are going to go through the trouble (not that the "trouble" isn't fun), of getting limited release beers, then why shouldn't you be able to gauge what beers you can get in return? For instance, if I were to attend, say, a Kate the Great release, I would want to know beforehand if these would bring in anything interesting trade wise before I spent all of my money on obtaining them.

    Correct, often times we see Noobs post these types of threads. The reason for that is they are looking towards the more educated (beer-wise) BAs to chime in and help them out. Heck, I have some beers that I have no clue what they would trade for. I'd much rather see someone start a thread about what a certain beer could obtain than seeing a ridiculous trade proposed in the ISO:FT: forum (ie. ISO: BA DL FT: Miller High Life).

    The whole concept of beer trading operates off of perceived how can someone know the perceived value if they are relatively new to the scene?

    EDIT: And don't answer "They should look in the ISO:FT forum to figure it out. 99% of the time you have no clue what the final trade ended up being."

    To the OP: Huna is a pretty spectacular beer and you can definetely get most of the big hitters for it: IE some Cantillon, Darkness, Dark Lord, Abyss, Black Tuesday, etc. Good luck!
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