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Old 04-30-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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Guess I'm gonna have to take a break. 65 gals since the end of January.

Moving in August overseas, so can't take my beer with me. I have close to 15 gals bottled and 5 gals in a secondary, bottling this week sometime.

I really don't want to take a break, but my father's coming to visit for a few weeks and I won't be drinking much at all during that time, its getting hot as hell, bout to be too hot for even hefes and wits and gonna have to start packing up in a month or so. So, taking my first brewing hiatus.

Really sucks, I'm starting to get real good too. I have a lot of leftover ingredients, so I might be able to make another batch or two in June, but I've been doing 3 or 4 brews a month lately. Gotta find new hobby for a bit. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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Guess I'm gonna have to take a break. 65 gals since the end of January.

Moving in August overseas, so can't take my beer with me. I have close to 15 gals bottled and 5 gals in a secondary, bottling this week sometime.

I really don't want to take a break, but my father's coming to visit for a few weeks and I won't be drinking much at all during that time, its getting hot as hell, bout to be too hot for even hefes and wits and gonna have to start packing up in a month or so. So, taking my first brewing hiatus.

Really sucks, I'm starting to get real good too. I have a lot of leftover ingredients, so I might be able to make another batch or two in June, but I've been doing 3 or 4 brews a month lately. Gotta find another hobby for a bit. Any suggestions?
WTF? I'm in an absolutely identical position. I'm moving abroad in August and need to take it easy on the brewing. At least I can still buy beer.
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My other hobbies are gardening, food, mushroom hunting.

Maybe take up cycling, and then you could burn off the extra calories from drinking up the beer?

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
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I said a NEW hobby.




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as far as cycling, not a bad idea. I have a nice offroad bike, maybe I should find some trails around here.
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as far as cycling, not a bad idea. I have a nice offroad bike, maybe I should find some trails around here.
Good plan, did you know that a lot of hard core cyclist drink a couple of beers after a big ride to replace the carbs they burned, it really is a great after ride drink. Just don't drink it before riding, it really zaps your wind.
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I kinda gave up playing computer games and started brewing... guess you could go the other way and take up gaming...

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I kinda gave up playing computer games and started brewing... guess you could go the other way and take up gaming...
Already do that as well, not computer though, ps3 and 360.

Current hobbies are guitar, gaming, brewing, cooking, sex and drinking... not bad, but gotta replace brewing somehow... still thinking biking's not a bad idea for the weekends.
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Already do that as well, not computer though, ps3 and 360.

Current hobbies are guitar, gaming, brewing, cooking, sex and drinking... not bad, but gotta replace brewing somehow... still thinking biking's not a bad idea for the weekends.

I dunno man, just about everything on that list could just be given a +1 to replace your lost brewing time.
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you can grow herbs or maybe perfect a small hop crop for your eventual return to brewing?

Maybe a label design process, with articulated efforts to make it last for the duration.

I've struck up a conversation with a brewmaster from the restaurant chain; Hops. He's invited me to the brewery to check it out and watch, perhaps you could look at home brewing from a different angle for awhile?

Maybe build a conical? Or design a sculpture for advanced brewing when you get back?

Brew soda? Build ships in beer bottles? Travel to beer related places....grow an addiction to sports?

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