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Old 02-13-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Man what a slump. near the end of last summer i was on a brewing high. went ag tryed all kinds of new styles. All my efforts were golden. Even got praise and approval from my mother( a very devout christian woman who normally frowned any time i mentioned drinking). Then Nov 14th the bottom dropped out. The pillar of my family was taken from us. Lost a bit of desire to brew as the praise i had come to love and look forward to could never be gotten again. Follow that with 2 infected batches. As i look at my empty fermenters i wonder which way to go. For the time being the love is gone. I have lost the desire and passion to brew.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Makes me think of Topgun.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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That's too bad man. I have down times too though where I go for a while without brewing but the desire always comes back eventually. Hopefully it will for you as well. Sorry about your loss.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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lol. thinking of taking a several month break then getting back into it.

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You're just feeling the way I did when mom died. Pop was already gone. That was the point where I knew I was truly on my own,alone,etc. Sibblings scattered to the 4 winds. They don't wanna get together...yet. That's alone.
Just give it time,grow a beard,draw flies...just get past the grieving stage. Like a fella told me once,you never forget it...it just gets easier to live with. This too shall pass. Give it time before deciding anything for the moment.
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See that young one in your avatar? Do a batch with her help. Make her an integral part of your brewing day, as much as safety will allow. Teach her all you know and learn more so you still have things to teach when she reaches her 21 st birthday.

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That's actually what got me started into brewing. It was something I always wanted to try and I had a Mr. Beer kit that I had brewed up a couple of months earlier. When my mom passed in August, I decided to take the plunge the next day and buy a kit. It made me realize a lot of things, but most importantly, that life's too short to keep putting things off you want to try or accomplish.

I hope the love comes back to you and good luck!

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So take a break. When and if you get the brewing itch again your equipment and your LHBS will be waiting for you.

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You're just feeling the way I did when mom died. Pop was already gone. That was the point where I knew I was truly on my own,alone,etc. Sibblings scattered to the 4 winds. They don't wanna get together...yet. That's alone.
Just give it time,grow a beard,draw flies...just get past the grieving stage. Like a fella told me once,you never forget it...it just gets easier to live with. This too shall pass. Give it time before deciding anything for the moment.
+1. Exact same situation here except my mom passed first and two years later my dad. The loss of loved ones can certainly knock the wind out of your sails. Hang in there and take care of that little girl, children can bring us as much strength and motivation as we do them. A family is a great motivator. Best of luck. I'm sorry for you loss.
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See that young one in your avatar? Do a batch with her help. Make her an integral part of your brewing day, as much as safety will allow. Teach her all you know and learn more so you still have things to teach when she reaches her 21 st birthday.
+ a billion

You hit the nail on the head.

If that's your littlun in your avatar, tchuklobrau, scoop her up and make her as important a part of your life as you Mother is.

Go easy, bro.

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