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Old 03-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #21
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Anymore, I only buy commercial beer for my house if I don't have any homebrew ready to drink. Otherwise, I mostly go out for pints, even though that's really the most expensive way to do it.

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #22
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All the time.

I've got 4 sours, 2 tripels, a Belgian pale, a Belgian stout, a dry hopped cideer, a barleywine, an IIPA, and an IPA all cold and ready to drink in my garage fridge. So of course I stopped on the way home from work to buy a 4 pack of Murphys yesterday becuase I wanted an Irish stout. It's ridiculous, but a guy's gotta drink what he's in the mood for.

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Old 03-07-2014, 06:40 PM   #23
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Seeing as I'm just getting started I need bottles. At least thats what I tell the girlfriend.
Sometimes I go on a mission and I just want something I can drink a lot of. So I'll buy a 24 pack of Miller Lite so I have both the bottles and beer. Thats a win/win for me.

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Old 03-07-2014, 08:47 PM   #24
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I still buy commercial beers, but mostly it's stuff I don't make myself, or it's from a local microbrewery.

I don't think I can drink 5 gallons of creme brulee stout, but I love the occasional bomber, I don't have beer gas, but still like Guinness draught every now and then. Switchback is amazing, so I'll buy a keg every now and then to hook into my setup, and long trail blackberry wheat is one of my all time favorites, so yeah, I'll pick that up from time to time. Angry Orchard crisp cider is my go-to when I'm at my favorite establishment, although I have a cider recipe and have a keg of edworts apfelweine in the keezer right now. Connecticut is going through this micro-brewery phase and it's freaking awesome, we've had three open in the past year in my area alone, not to mention the ones that already exist - needless to say I'm patronizing them whenever I can - there is this concord grape saison at Shebeen that is easily the best thing they put out.

I have never felt guilty about buying beer, not even when last Friday I was at a hockey game for $2 brew $1 dogs night - I had 4 Buds before the second period because they were much cheaper than the $9 SA's. I also had 4 hot dogs before the second period, but that's not that much of an achievement, and I could have easily eaten more.
You must have been to Firefly Hollow then. Some very good brews. I haven't been to Shebeen yet or Relic.

I'm a fan of Back East and New England Brewing myself.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #25
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Seeing as I'm just getting started I need bottles. At least thats what I tell the girlfriend.
Sometimes I go on a mission and I just want something I can drink a lot of. So I'll buy a 24 pack of Miller Lite so I have both the bottles and beer. Thats a win/win for me.
Miller lite doesn't have twist offs? I'm new to brewing and need a bunch of bottles - Miller lite would be much cheaper then the stuff I've been buying.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #26
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Guilty, but on brew day the guys I brew with like to taste so we go to the shelf. I haven't aged in Rum,Sherry,Port, cognac, Armagnac Barrels. So I have to buy beer that has been. Also flight tastings of 5-7 years of the same beer to see how it changes in bottle. That's why I have the shelf. image.jpg

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I'm new to brewing and need a bunch of bottles - Miller lite would be much cheaper then the stuff I've been buying.
Costco man. It will save you. I don't know where you are, but the Costcos around here have cases of Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada for very resaonable prices. Plus you get the box!
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Guilty, but on brew day the guys I brew with like to taste so we go to the shelf. I haven't aged in Rum,Sherry,Port, cognac, Armagnac Barrels. So I have to buy beer that has been. Also flight tastings of 5-7 years of the same beer to see how it changes in bottle. That's why I have the shelf. Attachment 184264
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Seeing as Ibeerjust getting started I need bottles. At least thats what I tell the girlfriend.
Sometimes I go on a mission and I just want something I can drink a lot of. So I'll buy a 24 pack of Miller Lite so I have both the bottles and beer. Thats a win/win for me.
Isn't Miller lite twist off?

I buy commercial beer all the time. Sometimes to try something new. Sometimes I just don't want five gallons of a particular beer.
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I've got two 5 gal batches on tap and yet I find myself craving for a Stone Ruination. Any of you guys guilty of buying commercial when your flush with homebrew?

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