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Old 06-23-2008, 07:55 AM   #1
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What do you guys think about this? Is it worth the time it takes to brew your own beer? I think when I tasted my first batch before I put it in the frementer it was great! But I thought, you buy the kit to brew beer that you probably could have bought at the store. Do the results speak for themselves? I guess I will find out in about 1 month.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:01 AM   #2
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"beauty lies in the eye of its beholder", if you prefer homebrew flavors and aromas over anything storebought, you might be led to think homebrewed beer is better than commercial beer.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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I think homebrews can be just as good, if not better, than commercial beers if done correctly.

I think for most homebrewers the process of brewing beer is as important as the finished product (for me, at least). It's a lot more fun to brew your own beer than to go down to the store and buy a 12 pack...

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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It depends on what beer you are compairing it to. Some commercial beers are better some are not.
For me it is so much more than just making better beers. I'm passionate about the process and I simply love brewing.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:34 AM   #5
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I suppose that when you start becoming more creative homebrewing may take on more characteristics. I really liked brewing my simple extract kit. After a few maybe I will try a partial mash or something a little more in depth.

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
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Is a home cooked meal better than a restaurant meal? Depends on the cook, and the restaurant, and the meal. The real question is, "Do I like to cook?"

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Old 06-23-2008, 01:07 PM   #7
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I've had excellent homebrew that I'd gladly pay money for in a store...both mine and others'. I've also had hideous HINA (homebrew in name only) that made me cringe (both mine and others').

I've had excellent commercial brews that I'm happy to pay for. I've also had straight plonk (Abita Amber, anyone?) that is worse than 75% of the homebrew out there.

So, there's no one answer to your question.

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Old 06-23-2008, 01:08 PM   #8
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I think homebrews can be just as good, if not better, than commercial beers if done correctly.

I think for most homebrewers the process of brewing beer is as important as the finished product (for me, at least). It's a lot more fun to brew your own beer than to go down to the store and buy a 12 pack...
this sums it up for me.
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All depends on the brew.

Bud < some homebrew < some mirco-brews < some homebrew < some micro-brew = some homebrew.

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Old 06-23-2008, 02:01 PM   #10
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Don't forget the health benefits. Most commercial beer is pasteurized and filtered, stripping it of yeast and nutrients.

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