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Old 03-07-2007, 09:49 PM   #11
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It's an interesting dilemma.

For me, my other hobby is wilderness camping/canoeing/backpacking.

The nice thing about that hobby, is aside from a canoe (someday!) I've got virtually everything I need, and can pack up and go away for a weekend on a moment's notice.

It's not something I need to practice, like music, and it doesn't demand a lot of my money now that I'm almost completely outfitted. The only thing it costs me is gas money to get to my destination, and canoe rental costs if I'm taking a canoe trip.

So, for the most part, I can devote a little money here and there to this new hobby, and I'm VERY lucky in that SWMBO is my brewing partner. So it's not really a my spending versus her spending thing

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:58 PM   #12
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Do you do recipe formulating in your dreams yet? SWMBO told me I woke up her up one night talking about adding carapils to a recipe. True story.

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:59 PM   #13
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my vote goes for keeping it all. life's too short.
He who dies with the most toys, wins.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:09 PM   #14
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Do you do recipe formulating in your dreams yet? SWMBO told me I woke up her up one night talking about adding carapils to a recipe. True story.
Not quite recipe formulation, but I do remember waking up the other day having had a dream about visiting my LHBS
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #15
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I haven't dreamed about beer yet, but I get nervous on airplanes (I know, nothing to be afraid of, but it's a gut thing), and to chill myself out I work out beer stuff in my head. Same if I can't fall asleep--slowing down and thinking about beer recipes and gear helps me relax.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:20 PM   #16
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Do you do recipe formulating in your dreams yet? SWMBO told me I woke up her up one night talking about adding carapils to a recipe. True story.
well I'm still learning on how to formulate and what does what so not really. But I do go over my brew day over and over again about a week before it happens. I've been sorting out my first AG brew day for the past two weeks, and I'm still about two weeks off from it. I just have this crazy need to learn as much as I can about this hobby. I've never been this into anything, hobby-wise.


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You will never know everything about making beer, right when you think you know something somebody comes up with a theory that makes more sense. I've been in it for 13 years and I'm still learning. That is one of the things that makes this hobby interesting, there are many stages of brewing and techniques to learn and everyone has thier own ideas to throw into the mixture.

I wish these forums were around when I started, you guys just starting out have it made...

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You will never know everything about making beer, right when you think you know something somebody comes up with a theory that makes more sense. I've been in it for 13 years and I'm still learning. That is one of the things that makes this hobby interesting, there are many stages of brewing and techniques to learn and everyone has thier own ideas to throw into the mixture.

I wish these forums were around when I started, you guys just starting out have it made...
These forums have saved me money, time and frustration..it's also probably the reason I'm so obsessed with brewing



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Old 03-07-2007, 11:53 PM   #19
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$1500 bucks just to spend on brewing equipment, damn wouldn't that be nice. I only wish I had another hobby I really wasn't into just so I could sell the S#it and use it to make a major online order.

Yeah, I'd keep something to remind me of the original hobby, but the rest would be on Ebay tomorrow.

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Old 03-07-2007, 11:56 PM   #20
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I think you know the answer. If one "hobby" isn't working out move on. Or just stop playing for a few weeks/months and see how you feel. If you don't miss it well its a sign.

This brewing stuff is pretty fun. Its hard to beat but I know I won't be able to maintain this level come summer when its hot so I need a side project for the other part of the year.

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