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Old 03-09-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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What Am I doing wrong? Every Damn time I go to the LHBS I go in planning on spending $X, every damn time, I leave having spent at least $X*3.. I have increased my capacity to 2 primaries, 2 secondaries, I can do a starter and maintain 3 cultures, I can sanitize the whole damn city and have 8 cases of 22oz and 5 cases of 12oz bottles (I'm at just over half capacity filled) I have enough hops in the freezer for my next 5 batches (freshhops order) I got 7 different grains in stock (in my basement) I got specialty sugars, honey, scales thermometers, siphons............ And FFS I still need to upgrade to kegging equipment and buy an aerator bottle/stone..

Will The madness ever end!!!!

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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Wrong? Sounds like you're doing everything exactly like everyone should (or at least wants to)

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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You're setting unrealistically low expectations for yourself.
You shouldn't be able to get out of the LHBS without spending at lease $X*5

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Will The madness ever end!!!!
The short answer, no.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:52 AM   #5
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:58 AM   #6
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What Am I doing wrong? Every Damn time I go to the LHBS I go in planning on spending $X, every damn time, I leave having spent at least $X*3.. I have increased my capacity to 2 primaries, 2 secondaries, I can do a starter and maintain 3 cultures, I can sanitize the whole damn city and have 8 cases of 22oz and 5 cases of 12oz bottles (I'm at just over half capacity filled) I have enough hops in the freezer for my next 5 batches (freshhops order) I got 7 different grains in stock (in my basement) I got specialty sugars, honey, scales thermometers, siphons............ And FFS I still need to upgrade to kegging equipment and buy an aerator bottle/stone..

Will The madness ever end!!!!
I've got the same problem and I've noticed that carboys, extra yeast, and parts and pieces I didn't need before I went to the LHBS end up in my car on the way home.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:59 AM   #7
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I've got the same problem and I've noticed that carboys, extra yeast, and parts and pieces I didn't need before I went to the LHBS end up in my car on the way home.
Kleptomania?

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Old 03-10-2006, 02:22 AM   #8
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Walker that is the most sane way of dealing with this problem I've heard yet. I don't know a single brewer (I know only four personally) that doesn't spend a lot more than they meant to eveytime they order online. Our LHBS sucks a big one. All they have is kits and dry yeast. They also sell beads and incense and a bunch of other nonsense not related to brewing. Their name is "cool stuff." Not the place to buy brew supplies, IMHO.

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Yep....sounds almost normal, cept next time, spend a bit more.

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Old 03-10-2006, 02:29 AM   #10
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Kleptomania?

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I guess I should have worded that different. Hee Hee
No I'm a very honest guy. I couldn't sleep at night if I ever stole anything.
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