Note to self for next time: my friends are mostly not serious beer drinkers. Beer bought: 5 sixpacks. Total consumed: 8. Conclusion: next time, buy two sixpacks, not five.
Horses were spoiled, hugs were exchanged, and chili was consumed. All in all, a fine way to spend a Saturday.
(The good news PS is that elflet's ice cream maker can be repaired with a $35 part, now on order.)