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Local Homebrew Store owner 35 41.67%
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:13 AM   #1
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I honestly think I would prefer to be a store owner and just be a homebrewer

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Old 04-11-2008, 01:32 AM   #2
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I thought of both. LHBS owner would be my preferrence.

Being a microbrewer would make me too snobbish. Most people are ignorant and think good beer is like BMC. It'd piss me off to hear comments from the cluesless.

Either would be cool

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I chose LHBS owner, because I have found that doing your hobby for a job can really ruin your enthusiasm for the hobby. I would hate to see myself "tired" of brewing because I had to do it all day every day.

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I chose LHBS owner, because I have found that doing your hobby for a job can really ruin your enthusiasm for the hobby. I would hate to see myself "tired" of brewing because I had to do it all day every day.
I agree 100% - Don't want to ruin a good thing.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:20 AM   #5
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And I would be doing the world a favor. The LHBS Owner is the more likely of the two to give BAD ADVICE to people. At least I'm not afraid to say "I don't know....Let me check HBT.com for the answer to your question."

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Microbrewer. I don't know if I could deal with super basic questions everyday. Don't get me wrong, I was definitely there once, like we all were, but really, explaining the same things over and over seems like it may get old.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:30 AM   #7
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The owner of both. That my choice. Though I'd hire a brewer for the micro. To much work otherwise. lol Micro would be a brewpub.

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Microbrewer. I think as the brewmaster I wouldn't have to interact with the public as much. Plus I live in an extremely microbrew-friendly town, and one of the most brew-friendly states!

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I would rather own a LHBS. I used to own a small auto parts store and loved the day to day interaction with people. Now I work at a large place and miss the personal one on one sometimes wacky customers. A small brew pub would be cool, too, like some of the ones I have read about out west. The brew pubs and micro breweries here are all very large and that seems unreachable.

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LHBS for me. I wouldn't want to risk ruining a hobby I love by making it a job. LHBS supply owner would combine work and the hobby without ruining the hobby I think. Provided the store is profitable of course.

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