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Old 05-10-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Brewing Solo vs. Brewing with a partner(s)

This question has been on my mind the last couple of times I have brewed: do you prefer to brew solo or with others?
Personally I feel as if there are benefits to both; If I'm brewing a new recipe or experimenting with new equipment I like to be solo simply because It take more focus. However if I am brewing a familiar recipe it is really fun to have a friend or two join in and throw back a few in the process. I don't really have a dedicated brewing partner so I tend to brew with a different person each time I don't feel like brewing solo. Curious to hear what everyone else is doing!

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Old 05-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #2
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As long as whoever is around doesnt mind giving an extra set of hand for a minute or 2 then partner.

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Old 05-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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If my 4 year old son has been good then he is my brewing partner. We talk about everything scientifically. He even keeps track of the beers in primary with me. I like having someone there to keep me from obsessing.

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I brew alone ... I love spending a day on the patio with the Giants game on TV and wort in the kettle ...

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Old 05-10-2012, 03:51 AM   #5
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I've never brewed with anyone before. It's very much a zen like thing for me. I do have a friend here locally that also brews that I hope to brew with some time, though...

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I always brew with my dog Hooper

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Old 05-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #7
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I've done all my brewing alone except two time and I've gone over to a friend's house a few times when he is brewing. It was nice to have company but I also enjoy brewing alone. Like Stauffbier said, it's very much a zen thing.

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I've done all my brewing alone except two time and I've gone over to a friend's house a few times when he is brewing. It was nice to have company but I also enjoy brewing alone. Like Stauffbier said, it's very much a zen thing.
^^ Here's a guy I hope to brew with some day as well!^^
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^^ Here's a guy I hope to brew with some day as well!^^
Yep looking forward to brewing with you too my friend!
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I have a friend who makes beer also, it's ok to talk beer, and drink beer, but I'd rather brew alone.

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