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Old 03-07-2007, 11:57 PM   #21
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I have to admit of all of the hobbies and/or piles of gear I have, brewing is the most used. I have a 24' RV and in the last two years have only used it to ... go to beer events! The tiny tub is useless, except as a cooler. It holds four kegs, the CO2 and still has enough room for my greyhounds' water dish. My hop garden is larger than my vegetable garden. I pick blackberries and use 90% of them in cider & mead. Once the blueberry bushes get established, that's where most of them will go as well. My last major construction project was a conditioning cabinet.

And I really don't drink all that much.

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Old 03-08-2007, 04:54 AM   #22
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I'm right there with you man. I don't have anything to sell to finance new equipment, but I'm definately becoming obsessed. I've only brewed 3 beers, but I'm CONSTANTLY trying to work out what i want to brew next, when I'm going to do it, what stages my current stuff is at, what I'm doing next to it. Its exciting.

I can't wait until I have a good stock of brew going, then I don't need to be so anxious about wishing they'd be ready to drink.

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Old 03-08-2007, 05:05 AM   #23
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Musicians NEVER sell their stuff! I'm a drummer and have had my set in storage for about 6 years, but I would NEVER sell those drums, ever.


Ask yourself, are you a true musician?


That will be your answer.

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Old 03-08-2007, 12:46 PM   #24
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Ive thought about selling some of my equipment......

but thats just so I can fund a bigger, more expensive piece of brewing equipment.

but I changed my mind. in the end I'm going to just keep it all

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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?

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

+1 I have 7 guitar's 3 amp's a drum kit pa all the stuff for playing music I love to brew but would never sell my gear to fuel my brewing hobby.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:34 PM   #26
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Hey if I was into it and played with other people it would be one thing, but for me: I don't play, I don't want to play or learn, and I live in a tiny town with absolutely no music scene. So put yourself in your house, night after night playing through headphones to yourself, it gets boring and tired. I have completely dropped playing bass for brewing. Of course I realize in the future that I might want to play again, this is the reason for keeping one maybe two basses and a little practice amp. In truth I don't need anything else. I'm basically selling my amp, cabinet, and effects; all of them easily replaceable if I wanted to.


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Hey if I was into it and played with other people it would be one thing, but for me: I don't play, I don't want to play or learn, and I live in a tiny town with absolutely no music scene. So put yourself in your house, night after night playing through headphones to yourself, it gets boring and tired. I have completely dropped playing bass for brewing. Of course I realize in the future that I might want to play again, this is the reason for keeping one maybe two basses and a little practice amp. In truth I don't need anything else. I'm basically selling my amp, cabinet, and effects; all of them easily replaceable if I wanted to.


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Then I guess you just answered your own question. Sell it all, save for the one bass, and hook yourself up with some sweet-assed brewgear.

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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.
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Ill trade you a leaky carboy for your bass?

Dude dont sell anything! Unless its crap, you will regret it. To me this is a no-brainer, both of these hobbies can be had on the cheap. Ask Brewpastor about his set up, which is an end-all-be-all type of set-up and he can point in the right direction.

ebay is a wonderfull place, I just bought a 62 AVRI Jaguar for 780 bucks off some idiot that was broke. These guitars sell for 1400 new. Its the same for beer crap, people are constantly pawning stuff off for next to nothing. Be patient and peruse Craiglsist and Ebay and you will find mad bargains.

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Ill trade you a leaky carboy for your bass?

Dude dont sell anything! Unless its crap, you will regret it. To me this is a no-brainer, both of these hobbies can be had on the cheap. Ask Brewpastor about his set up, which is an end-all-be-all type of set-up and he can point in the right direction.

ebay is a wonderfull place, I just bought a 62 AVRI Jaguar for 780 bucks off some idiot that was broke. These guitars sell for 1400 new. Its the same for beer crap, people are constantly pawning stuff off for next to nothing. Be patient and peruse Craiglsist and Ebay and you will find mad bargains.

Just my thoughts.
Well I would just be selling my live rig as I won't be playing for the next few years probably. I am probably keeping both my basses, as they really are kick ass, but the rest I don't even use. My stage rig is out in the garage and has been for about 6 months. I have sold everything before and told myself I'd never do that again, because starting back up is crazy expensive.


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Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Have a beer and think about it.
Then have a play on the bass and think about it.
Repeat above.

The last action that you do will be the most important!

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