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Old 08-15-2008, 02:07 PM   #1
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Default It's Official: I got the "it's an illness" speech

After being into homebrewing for only two months, I got the 'it's an illness' speech last night from my wife. I denied it of course, and wisely decided against arguing that it was actually a 'passion'. I guess she noticed the 11 cases of bottles, 2 sanke kegs, 4 carboys, fridge, giant ice chest and assorted tools of the trade that I've acquired with surprising speed (and frugal skill on my part). I guess she wants her closet & parking space in the garage back

Here's to 'the illness'



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Old 08-15-2008, 02:09 PM   #2
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You could always point out that with so much beer in stock that you are obviously not drinking enough for it to be an illness.

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #4
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Or point her to some of us "power users" setups to show how relatively little you have invested compared to "the rest of us". Hmm, on second thought, she sounds pretty smart - scratch that. She'll probably figure out that you'll end up with just as much or more as the rest of us... heh

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Illness? I try on a regular basis to tell my SWMBO that beer is what keeps me from getting sick. I didn't get the flu last year when everyone else did, I haven't had a cold in quite awhile.... Sounds like sound rationale that beer is keeping me healthy, right?

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Old 08-15-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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It's a well known fact by all of our non-brewing spouses that we are all (male and females alike) sick bastids. But, brewing is only an "illness" when you find you can;t function without alcohol in your blood stream.

It just unfortunate that so many attribute this hobby with alcoholism when the majority of us who brew are more practical about our consumption than most.

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Or the B12 in the yeast. In fact, you should insist that her calling out of work is costing your family time and money and that you will need to insist that she start drinking the homebrew, too, if she really cares about the family.

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I think you wife has confused "illness" with "obsession".

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I agree, in the last 5 or so months, the only beer that I have drank at home has been my own. Now I am out and have 10 gal about 3 weeks away from being drinkable....I better get to brewin more...10 planned.

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The trick is to give her what she wants. Then she'll probably leave you alone. Unless of course you're going on drunken rampages...then I'd say it would be an illness .

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