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Old 10-15-2012, 09:03 AM   #11
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You know, it is possible they straight up can't pick out the subtleties. Some people just don't have a particularly sensitive palate. That's like being color blind, only way more common. It doesn't make then bad, or stupid. It just means they are literally unable to taste what you are talking about.

I'll be honest, I'm a bit of a gourmet. When I run across somebody with an insensitive palate it just makes me sad.

Sorry for the soap box, I just read a whole bunch of beer snobbishness that gave me a headache.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #12
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Get in touch with a local brew club and see if there's anybody that's new to brewing that would like to learn from your experience. Maybe teaching somebody will give you that spark that's missing right now.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:44 AM   #13
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+1 on joining a brew club and brewing styles you haven't tried before. Try to brew a version of beer your friends like, teaching them that freshness matters. Find someone who wants to learn to brew and teach them.

Or, take a break. I've been brewing for nearly 20 years, but there was a stretch after my kids were born when I brewed very little. When I did brew, I found I didn't enjoy it as much because it was harder to schedule the day, supervise my kids, squeeze in all my chores (new house, too). Now, I greatly enjoy doing it again. There are times when I don't feel like spending a day brewing, so I just let it slide.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #14
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Try parti-gyle brewing
http://morebeer.com/brewingtechnique....2/mosher.html

Should be enough complexity there to keep you interested for a while.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #15
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Say ouch, and look around to see who pushed me.

You could try making some wine/mead/cider instead. The typical process is somewhat different for each one, and each is interesting in it's own way.
+1. Go for some wine.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:25 PM   #16
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No one I know is into craft beer. It's pathetic. My friends all drink either Bud Light Lime, Bud Light, or Keystone Light.
Other than my girlfriend and people in my brew club, I can relate to this and it does suck. Besides wanting them to enjoy it, I could brew more if they drank it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #17
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You guys are right about the bottling. It sucks. I just hate spending more money to get back into kegging. Maybe I'll take a break and clean out some bottles and work on kegging.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #18
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Ohh and my wife doesn't even drink my beer.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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No one I know is into craft beer. It's pathetic. My friends all drink either Bud Light Lime, Bud Light, or Keystone Light.
You need new friends.

I'm just kidding...everyone has their own taste. I was also going to joke that when I hit the wall I know it's time to stop drinking for the night. If you're burned out on brewing take a break, but don't sell your stuff! After a little sabbatical you might find yourself thirsty and get the itch again.
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My elec stove burners were going south,& a boil just wouldn't happen. So I took a few months off till I could find parts I could afford. Finished my stock of home brews though. New burners installed & tested,I did my 1st partial mash ale last week Tuesday. Felt like a noob again. Def renewed my interest in brewing.
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