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Willsellout 03-07-2007 08:22 PM

Brewing has taken over my life.
 
I have been a bass player for a few years and since I started brewing beer (not to mention having a kid) I pretty much stopped. Now I'm thinking about selling most of it to finance some more home brew equipment. I never really had the motivation to really learn how to play (I.E. reading music etc..) but with brewing I have to make myself stop reading and obsessing about it. It's the first hobby that I've had in which the end product is consumable:drunk: , maybe that's what's so attractive about it:D
all I know is that this hobby is crazy and I have about 2 grand in bass stuff I could sell. Now the only decision I have to make is whether or not I want to sell all of it, or part of it?

Any suggestions?


Dan

ill.literate 03-07-2007 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willsellout
Next up: Summit IPA, California Common,then possibly a fruity beer or the wife.

Not much to add really... as someone who's always wanted to learn music, but doesn't have the patience to, I could see selling the gear for more beer gear.

But my comment really has to do with your siggy.

You're planning a fruity beer OR doing the wife? ;)

Reverend JC 03-07-2007 08:40 PM

Well, I as well have no idea how to play music so my opinion is biased. I would sell the stuff and get a 14 gallon conical, build a bar with a sweet tap, build a lagering fridge and buy yourself about 15 corny kegs. i thought i would have enough with 6 of those so i sold one to alemonkey, alas, i need more now:drunk:

Oh, i forgot as well. Yeah, the obsession only gets worse with the more stuff you buy. Prepare yourself for when your brain starts scheming on how to come up with the next items to feed your sickness.

Brewpastor 03-07-2007 08:44 PM

I keep an instrument, and get some kick a$$ brewing gear. Life moves along, and you are fortunate enough to have discovered where it is all meant to lead!

Willsellout 03-07-2007 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ill.literate

But my comment really has to do with your siggy.

You're planning a fruity beer OR doing the wife? ;)

Well I'm hoping one will lead to the other:D



Dan

Willsellout 03-07-2007 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brewpastor
I keep an instrument, and get some kick a$$ brewing gear. Life moves along, and you are fortunate enough to have discovered where it is all meant to lead!

Yeah I think I will keep one bass which I kind of have a sentimental love for, sell everything else and get a practice amp too fool around with if I feel the need. This way I should have around 1500.00 or so to fool around with. Of course I don't need all that for brewing stuff and I will undoubtedly need to buy something nice for the wife if I plan on buying more brewing stuff (I just spent 300 on AG supplies). The only thing I can really think of buying is a nice kegging system, some better bottles, an outdoor burner, and some shelving to make up my gravity system. The kegging system will have to wait until I have a spare fridge but everything else I could get now..my head is swimming with the possibilities:D
I've never had a hobby that I really loved and after three brewing days I know this is something I will be doing the rest of my life.


Dan

Ó Flannagáin 03-07-2007 09:09 PM

If you have any skill at all on the instrument, then keep the necessities... I'm a guitar player, I have about 3 grand in guitar stuff and I couldn't sell any of it. But, its been a part of my life since I was six, and giving up that hobby would be giving up 17 years of my life (or a large chunk of those 17 years).

If its something you do just to fiddle around, but are into brewing way more, keep one bass like you said, sell the rest.

chainsawbrewing 03-07-2007 09:14 PM

i've played guitar for years, and have collected a lot of stuff. i only sell, and would only sell gear to get better gear. but i love playing music. and besides, what could be better, than plugging in, kicking back, and pouring a homebrew? :mug:

my vote goes for keeping it all. life's too short.

Willsellout 03-07-2007 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by seefresh
If its something you do just to fiddle around, but are into brewing way more, keep one bass like you said, sell the rest.

This is where I'm at. I don't have the committment to actually learn the craft. But with brewing I absolutely have the motivation to learn as much as I can. I haven't played in a band for a few years and just kind of got too bored to even play anymore. It's been a good 6 months since I even picked up my basses. I'm actually into drumming way more, but can't play because I live in a duplex. So now that I have found a hobby that I love, it's time to scale down the one that I don't I think.


Dan

Monster Mash 03-07-2007 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willsellout
The only thing I can really think of buying is a nice kegging system, some better bottles, an outdoor burner, and some shelving to make up my gravity system. The kegging system will have to wait until I have a spare fridge but everything else I could get now..my head is swimming with the possibilities:D
I've never had a hobby that I really loved and after three brewing days I know this is something I will be doing the rest of my life.


Dan

This is where the insanity starts. A keg here, a Co2 tank there and next thing you know you are thinking up new recipes or how to make new equipment in your sleep.


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