I hear ya man! I have never been much of a liquor drinker, but have always loved beer. I didn't realize what good beer was until I started exploring the world of craft beer! Unfortunately, over the past couple of years of home brewing, I have gained about 15 lbs. from all of this good beer. Now I have to watch what I eat and exercise much more, but it's worth it. I think about all of the years of college and grad. school, when I consumed only American Light Lagers, and now I feel cheated! My wife and I are just getting ready to start making wine. I bought her all of the equipment for her birthday. She claims that I'm just trying to get her more involved in an attempt to increase her tolerance of my brewing obsession......maybe a little.