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Old 02-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #21
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:17 PM   #22
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Brewing beer is like sex, even the worst part isn't all that bad given the enjoyment you get from it.

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:32 PM   #23
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I live in the high arctic where there are no beer or liquor stores so when my supply of store bought runs out I have to rely on home brew...this is the exact situation I am in now.
Yeesh -- where in the heck are you? I bet you could be a popular guy if your neighbors knew you homebrew.

Or do you have neighbors?
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:44 PM   #24
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Another time-related item as worst part of hjomebrewing is knowing you won't have enough time to brew because the world rushes in ... (weather, kids, SWMBO, job ... basically all those contingent and unforeseen items in our lives)

But KNOWING you have the time - that can be the best part of homebrewing !

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:29 PM   #25
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Yeesh -- where in the heck are you? I bet you could be a popular guy if your neighbors knew you homebrew.

Or do you have neighbors?
I am in Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada at the head of Frobisher Bay.

Giving away alcohol up here would probably get me in hot water with the community...there are no beer or liquor stores up here for a reason.

Besides, the cost of doing a batch of home-brew up here is stupid expensive.

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$45 shipping for 7.5lbs of malt extract, 1lb of of specialty grains, yeast and hops
$60 to fill up a tank of propane.

Needless to say...when I make a batch, I don't like giving it away.

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:44 PM   #26
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Worst part for me is not being able to do a whole batch with in a 10 foot radius. I.E brew outside, ferment and store equipment down in the basemnt, keg, bottle rack, clean upstairs in the kitchen, what a pita, i would love to be able to compelete a beer without it moving veryfar.

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:46 PM   #27
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I am in Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada at the head of Frobisher Bay.

Giving away alcohol up here would probably get me in hot water with the community...there are no beer or liquor stores up here for a reason.

Besides, the cost of doing a batch of home-brew up here is stupid expensive.

Some examples:
$45 shipping for 7.5lbs of malt extract, 1lb of of specialty grains, yeast and hops
$60 to fill up a tank of propane.

Needless to say...when I make a batch, I don't like giving it away.

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Yeah, I figured you were in NWT or Nunavut. That's why I said you would be a popular guy!

I didn't realize shipping was so much money to the territories. Still, all grain brewing wouldn't be that bad (especially if you could stock up on base malts). I do 6.5 gal boils on the stovetop in the winter, now -- you wouldn't need to go propane.

I am pretty sure if I couldn't buy beer, the cost of making it (even at your shipping prices) would seem like peanuts!

Is it cold enough up there to lager? Ha ha -- just kidding.

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Yeah, I figured you were in NWT or Nunavut. That's why I said you would be a popular guy!

I didn't realize shipping was so much money to the territories. Still, all grain brewing wouldn't be that bad (especially if you could stock up on base malts). I do 6.5 gal boils on the stovetop in the winter, now -- you wouldn't need to go propane.

I am pretty sure if I couldn't buy beer, the cost of making it (even at your shipping prices) would seem like peanuts!

Is it cold enough up there to lager? Ha ha -- just kidding.

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As far as doing boils on the stove...don't even get me started on my power bill.

True that on the cost of making a batch up here...every day that goes by without having beer dulls the memory of how much it costs as I anticipate just being able to sit back and have a beer with dinner.

Definitely cold enough for a lager if you could find a spot in a porch for example that wasn't too cold.

Calgary eh? Great town! I have fond memories of Calgary from my posting there with the army. Wish I was living there now!!!

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:22 AM   #29
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I'd say my least favorite thing but most important part of home brewing is cleaning everything.

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Old 02-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #30
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I think the worst part is tossing a bad batch - but not knowing why it is bad.

If I see a horse drinking out of my primary, and I pitch yeast on it anyway, well, who am I going to complain too?

But trying to guess what might have gone wrong, or help folks here who don't know why, that sucks.

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