Unwanted Whales... NBO

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Urbancaver, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. stawn

    stawn Sep 16, 2008 California

    I'll always take your whales BJ! :wink:
     
  2. ChrisPro

    ChrisPro Oct 16, 2009 Illinois

    By the way, I think there should be another iteration of this BIF with a title "The Island of Misfit Whales"

    Looking forward to that one!
     
  3. heyta

    heyta Jun 16, 2009 Georgia

    I think we should have pranked Cam by putting our own submissions as number 1 & 2, and every other beer 3-57 randomly.
     
  4. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    That's pretty much what a few people did... needless to say... they won't be matching
     
  5. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Not really expecting to match, as I probably value my own bottle a lot higher than most people (guess it's not really "unwanted", huh? :wink: ). If I do though, I'll be happy.
     
  6. futura123

    futura123 Jul 29, 2010 California

    Seem like not a lot of matching happens in this round. Time to sign up for the next round. :wink:
     
  7. tylermains

    tylermains Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

    I placed one of my bottles at 7th (it was in the top 5 that Cam listed) and the other at 15th. I sure hope I match with somebody!
     
  8. oreo

    oreo Jul 29, 2010 Illinois

    I think I put mine at 13 and 14. That means I wont be getting your whales tyler :grinning:
     
  9. tylermains

    tylermains Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

    Wait... just thought of something. Are we matching partners here? Or can I be sending my bottles to a person, where that person sends to another... and I receive person C's bottles? Or is it set up so that bottles only get exchanged between 2 people?

    Doesn't really affect the mystery of it, or my opinion of this BIF. This is mayhem and I approve every bit of it.
     
  10. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    not just partnering no... there can (and will) be chains
     
  11. tylermains

    tylermains Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

  12. Bobbydigi

    Bobbydigi Feb 3, 2009 Kansas
    Trader

    lol what's the point of doing that?
     
  13. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Some people probably signed up to see what other bottles would come out for the BIF. Once they saw the list, they decided they'd rather keep their own bottles than trade them for any on the list.
     
  14. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Trader

    I am so angry right now.....
     
  15. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Yeah I'm pissed!!! Wait, why are we mad? LOUD NOISES!!!
     
  16. jsilva

    jsilva Nov 10, 2009 Massachusetts

    I cant blame them though, what if one of there personal whales popped up then it would make for a good shot to get it if thats the only one you rank above your very desirable bottle that other people would want.

    Id like to see how people ranked the list even without names just to see how different we are. I would guess these lists are all over the place.
     
  17. Beerness

    Beerness Mar 3, 2010 North Carolina

    But....you kinda saw a preview of what was coming ahead of time, that should have given everyone an idea of what would be productive in this BIF.
     
  18. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    64% submitted
    No beer has been ranked by every participant!

    13 beers have been ranked by over half of the participants who have submitted..
    among them are 6 of the top 11 beers as well as the 21st and 24th highest ranked beers.
    Of the top 10, 8 are sours
     
  19. Soonami

    Soonami Jul 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Almost done my rankings. But I find it really interesting that 8 of top 10 are sours. 1 of course is Wooden Hell, but what's the other? Rye Papier? Narke Cognac? PVW 5050?
     
  20. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    Sours are quite the trend aren't they? :slight_smile:
    I pretty much figured this would happen!
    Excited to see the final outcome!
     
  21. GregSVT

    GregSVT Jul 1, 2009 Texas

    Not being a sours fan I am definitely not in that group...just hoping I can match up with someone.

    I will say that if you put your beer in this only to try and land a few specific beers you would probably have better luck just making an offer in the ISO:FT forum. When I added my beer to this I fully expected to let it go.
     
  22. nightwing002

    nightwing002 Feb 11, 2011 California

    i hope that i will be able to trade my "unwanted whale" and get something good in return...
     
  23. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    Both of you guys have a very high likelihood of matching :slight_smile:
     
  24. heyta

    heyta Jun 16, 2009 Georgia

    can you rig it somehow so that my paperclip trades for a new car?
     
  25. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    sure.. if your paperclip is attached to a wooden hell
     
  26. AnnArborJoe

    AnnArborJoe Jan 18, 2011 Michigan

    I'm anxious for Sunday. If there are a bunch of trades as a result of this what is the protocol for shipping a whale? I generally insure packages for $99 because it's below the increased price threshold. What would you insure a wooden hell for? If it were to get damaged as part of a shipping chain, what happens? Im definitely ahead of myself but figure we have time to discuss while we await the rankings.
     
  27. heyta

    heyta Jun 16, 2009 Georgia

    damn, good point, I guess we'll just have to bring them all to Cam's house for a big ol unwated whales tasting.
     
  28. nightwing002

    nightwing002 Feb 11, 2011 California

    woohoo.. crossing fingers and toes...
     
  29. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    Lets do it!
     
  30. chewy08rx

    chewy08rx Jul 12, 2006 Minnesota

    Finalized my rankings. First BIF I've participated in and I'm sure it won't be the last. Thanks for the invite, Cam!
     
  31. waltersrj

    waltersrj Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    How many rankings are left to be turned in before we find out shipping?
     
  32. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

  33. HapWifeHapLife

    HapWifeHapLife Dec 17, 2009 Minnesota

    Where we at Cam?

    I'm freakin out .... The schnozberries taste like schnozberries.
     
  34. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

     
  35. tylermains

    tylermains Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

    I hope 100% of the rankings are in!
     
  36. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    5 submissions still pending. A few things have matched already in tight loops (A<->B) and (A->B->C->)
     
  37. biniek13

    biniek13 Nov 29, 2008 Minnesota

    I hope mine get sent out!! :slight_smile:
     
  38. tylermains

    tylermains Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

    C'mon people, send in those rankings!
     
  39. Soonami

    Soonami Jul 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Finished hemming and hawing and finalized my list
     
  40. Urbancaver

    Urbancaver Nov 13, 2009 Ohio

    2 submissions still pending but amazingly my spreadsheet is SUPER efficient at assigning targets...
    the vast majority of the matching is already complete :slight_smile:
    Which means... once I have the final two submissions I should be able to crank out targets by mid-week

    Some interesting facts....
    roughly half of the beers did not match

    only 4 people unranked their own beer
    the longest chain so far is 5 people (surprising... I expected it to be longer!)
    some people are gaining 10+ ranking positions!

    Final rankings will be published soon!
     
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