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Old 03-12-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default wanted: tips for convincing SWMBO to let me invest in All-grain equipment

This is just for fun... but who knows. Maybe we can come up with some winners and we all can make the leap to all-grain without having to sleep in the garage with our new setup!

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Old 03-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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Let her know you will buy bulk ingredients that will cost less than extract and that you will eventually repay the equipment (even if it takes years).

but why bother? Tell her it makes you happy, whatever makes you happy should make her happy! Plus YOU will pay for it.

She should be glad you have such a safe and interesting hobby ! Most guys I know spend evenings playing WoW and whatnot.

I hope it works out for you ! You will never regret going AG even if you initially had to sleep in the garage for a few days.. it will be worth it !


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Old 03-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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Tell her that all-grain is more economical so you're not spending money but saving in the long run, kind of like when she holds up bags of new clothes and says "you would'nt believe how much money I just saved".

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For the first few years that I was married, if I wanted a new toy or spend money on something, I would inflate the price greatly when I first presented it to her. A after working on her for a while, I would tell her the real price and she would be so relieved that she would readily agree. Worked for quite a while, but after 27 years now she just asks,"ok, how much does it really cost?". Might work!

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How bout the fact that you have testicles, and don't need to convince anyone or ask permission. You can and should discuss it...but neither of you needs to ask each other if you can have a hobby. Especially if you're not looking to drop 5 grand on herms system, but just about 150.00 or less on a cooler and a couple more items you don't have already.

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Tell her if you can go to all-grain, you don't want to brew anymore and will start going to a bar to get your craft beer..Have her pick one, homebrew or Bar brew...Revvy's right..For a few hundred bucks is all you need to go to all grain..No big deal..

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Go with a BIAB and cost drops greatly you can always add on til you get to a 3 tank set-up if that is what you need.

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Am I the only one, that never finishes reading bull's posts, because their eye always drift to his avatar?

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How bout the fact that you have testicles, and don't need to convince anyone or ask permission. You can and should discuss it...but neither of you needs to ask each other if you can have a hobby. Especially if you're not looking to drop 5 grand on herms system, but just about 150.00 or less on a cooler and a couple more items you don't have already.
Only if he wants to keep'em
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Budget can't possibly be a concern... There are so many DIY options!

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