What do you guys do with the at home shelf turds?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mymalade, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. mymalade

    mymalade Initiate (137) Feb 2, 2015 California
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    I'm sure you guys know what I am talking about, the beers too big or boozy to drink by yourself on a Friday night, and not desirable enough to be opened at a share. To add to that, what about the beers that people bring to a share to open just so they don't waste it, all the while hyping it up even though everyone knows it's a turd. As I type this, there are probably 10-12 beers in my fridge that I have been promising myself I will drink for the past year or so, but keep skipping over for the newest whale.
     
  2. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    drink them when you are past the point of no return, then when you have to pour the second half down the drain before you crash your conscious is clear the next day
     
  3. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (197) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    Old beer is still beer. Waste not want not.
     
  4. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    I pour them in a glass and drink them. Mmmmm beer. I don’t have a fridge full of whales. #humblebrag
     
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  5. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    I have some diacetyl infected IPA's right now that would change your tune :wink:
     
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  6. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,470) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Drink them?

    (This must be a trick question. That was too easy.)
     
  7. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Haha. I just call those wild ipas.
     
  8. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Bro, he’s got a fridge full of whales. He can’t drink shelf turds.
     
  9. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    ugh no they aren't sour it's the butterscotch/butter popcorn not fresh popping hop flavor that I just can't find a way to accept
     
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  10. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    we all have our manias
     
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  11. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Just save them for the next time you’re watching a movie. Pass me the popcorn ipa please.
     
  12. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    inbox me your address and we will see what you say after experiencing this :wink:
     
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  13. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    In all seriousness. If the beer is terrible, infected, got the big D I would pour them out. However, the op is talking about “shelf turds” left at his house. I regularly buy and enjoy shlef turds so in my case I just drink them.
     
  14. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (761) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
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    lol I know but this is a new animal to me and totally believe in the 'it's beer drink it' but as an IPA fan I wish they were sour that I could handle

    they are currently my fridge turds
     
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  15. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,470) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    :rofl:

    Truth is I wouldn't know what to do with a shelf turd if I saw one in my fridge. I mean, I would still drink it, but beer generally don't hang around my place long enough to reach "shelf turd" status (whales included:wink:), and F U if you want to call the beer in my "cellar" shelf turds. Those stouts and big beers are aging, not converting into shelf poop!
     
  16. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Meyvn (1,494) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    I’d drink it once I’m smashed.
     
  17. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    If its something I know I'm not going to use/enjoy before it goes bad - I toss it out. Same as I would stale bread or hamburger buns that start to get a touch of mold.

    Why keep them? I don't spend more $$ on beer than I can afford and it's not like writing off some investment in the stock market - beer is a consumable, if it's no longer going to be consumed - it gets tossed.
     
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  18. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (704) Feb 5, 2014 Tennessee
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    Man up and drink them or give the to somebody who will..
     
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  19. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Aspirant (211) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont
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    Use 'em in chili/stew etc.
     
  20. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (1,635) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    Open them next time you have a friend or three over. Not every share has to be whales.
     
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  21. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,651) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I tend to get a lot of beer "gifts" from friends and relatives that may or may not know a lot about beer. This has included memberships to beer of the month clubs, etc. I am always thankful, but this can create a large amount of brews that I don't necessarily want to drink. Sometimes less than desirable extras are included in trade boxes too (not BA trades for the most part).

    Sometimes I give them away to people that want them, use them in cooking, or drink them when I can't decide what else to drink.

    What I don't do is stick them in boxes as "extras" or as locals in a L4L trade.

    Free beer is never a problem to complain about, but I get what the OP is saying. I probably have 25-30 bottles in my cellar that I would just drink to not waste, not because I want to drink them.
     
  22. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,380) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Those you should save for Beer Turkey Day, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. :sunglasses::grin:
     
  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,380) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's where fun with blending comes in handy.
     
  24. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,651) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    That could be a fun experiment, but I'm sure it is hard to make
    crappy + crappy = good
     
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  25. santa216

    santa216 Aspirant (249) Mar 23, 2011 Indiana
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    I drink them when I have a cold. I'm congested so the taste doesn't matter and the high alcohol kills the germs in my body. I'm pretty sure that's how it works.
     
  26. scream

    scream Zealot (597) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    I've said this before. Get a bottle capper. Finish those high abv beers the following day.
     
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  27. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,380) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's where the fun and creativity come in. And if it doesn't work out, just move on to the next thing. At least they're no longer taking up space.
     
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  28. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,991) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I post them on WBAYDN on Fridge Turd Friday. (Not that I have that many...:rolling_eyes:*)

    * Piss poor excuse for eye-roll emoji
     
  29. Scotboy

    Scotboy Initiate (108) Jul 1, 2014 Ohio
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    I invite co-workers to my house for a share. I tell them to bring nothing. They are amazed by the share idea! It's been fun talking them through beer and the culture and I've made some good relationships. To them, a Stone RIS or Old Raspy is something there never had. New and exciting:wink:
     
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  30. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,968) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    One man's shelf turd is another man's marinade.
     
  31. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Disciple (319) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia
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    1. I typically only buy beer that I want to drink to begin with

    2. On the oft occasion that I buy a beer that I don't like as much as the usual ones that I get (I research scores beforehand usually) I will still try to drink it anyway

    3. If it's just nasty I see if the GF wants it or throw it out
     
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  32. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,248) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    If it's a big bottle and is not high abv, I drink it in a sitting with a meal or for 'dessert'. If it's high abv, I put a stopper in the bottle after a fresh pour with a meal, then finish it later that day or next day. Usually there is still ample carbonation, but a still beer is okay with me.
     
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  33. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (192) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Ugggm the end is near. Too big or boozy? Not possible unless you bought a magnum. Once in a while one gets rolled under a shelf or lost in the back of the fridge. Marinade or reduction sauce.
     
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  34. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,387) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Not sure, if I get a beer I will drink it especially if I paid a lot for it. If you don't want them or won't consume give them to a good friend and let them enjoy, I would not pour them out or waste, just gift and move on to new stuff.
    Cheers.
     
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  35. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,387) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Excellent point, I have done this numerous times and it works wonderfully, :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  36. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Disciple (343) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

     
  37. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Disciple (343) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

    I have no idea actually what you are talking about. I have made a few purchasing errors,but 99% of my beer I consume. I buy what I enjoy, and if I experiment I can usually drink the evidence.
     
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  38. BeanBump

    BeanBump Aspirant (283) Dec 14, 2016 California

    Maybe Im missing something here but if you have a fridge full of turds, one wonders why you put turds in your fridge in the first place?
     
  39. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,183) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Either cook with them or give them to folks when they come over.
     
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  40. IBUBrew

    IBUBrew Aspirant (233) May 6, 2017 Vermont
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