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Old 01-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default I can't believe there isn't a Domestic Tranquility/SWMBO sticky thread

My wife, who is the great enabler in my homebrew career, brought the cost of brewing into a discussion for the first time last night. I hope this is not a trend.

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I skate carefully around that topic at home. It hasn't been brought up by SWMBO yet.

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It's the last time I ever bring up the cost of all those fun runs she registers for (and sometimes even participates).

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the BigHair happened to snag the receipt from my last trip to the LHBS.

"$71! hope you can pay the bills!"

"but, baby,... it's for a parti-gyle; two batches with double the hops and yeast. plus I had to buy more bottles for the SWMBO Slayer I brewed for YOU!"

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I'm lucky enough to have a SWMBO that enjoys my brewing as much as I do. We consider brewing more beer to be penny pinching and helping with budgeting. We just figure ingredients come out to be less than the cost of commercial beer we would inevitably buy anyway.

The down side being that I have to brew what she likes, so no IPA's in my carboys

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I could do the math to prove that brewing my own is a net savings, but who wants to win that fight?

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I am one of the lucky ones whose SWMBO encourages me to brew more and expand the brewery. She evens buys the ingredients for her favorite brews!

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It's the last time I ever bring up the cost of all those fun runs she registers for (and sometimes even participates).
Have you calculated the cost of her not excersing...

because it could be BIG

If anything I spend more because of SWMBO. The other day she said, "you know...your birthday is coming up and I know you are planning on building an electric set up"
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I'll have to schedule a batch of her favorite Chili beer to keep her support.

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I could do the math to prove that brewing my own is a net savings, but who wants to win that fight?
I dragged my husband to the LHBS last sale day, and we drove away in a slight state of sticker shock. It was basically $100 for a bunch of different grains, some in bulk. Then I started talking about how what I was going to make with those grains would cost us $12 per sixer at the store, but I was making it for $2 per sixer. "The more we drink, the more we save! We're going to drink ourselves to being millionaires!"
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