Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > What got you into homebrewing?

View Poll Results: What got you into homebrewing? (Select all that apply)
A friend of mine who brews. 108 26.21%
I tried Mr. Beer and it all progressed from threre. 35 8.50%
I watched the brewing episode of Good Eats. 35 8.50%
I researched it myself based on my own interest in brewing. 196 47.57%
Visited a brewery and got interested that way. 19 4.61%
Other (please post!) 89 21.60%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 412. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
bsay
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 574
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default What got you into homebrewing?

I am curious to do a poll on this subject. Simply: What got you into homebrewing? I got interested in brewing when I watched the Good Eats episode, but something seemed to be missing. Later, I was dog-sitting, and the dogs' owner had brewing magazines, which I read to pass time while hanging out with the dogs. It all progressed from there, and I ordered my starter kit two days ago.

__________________

Check out my Homebrewery Virtual Tour!

Who says you can't brew all-grain indoors?
Brewing 2.5 gal batches with a 2gal cooler MLT in my cramped apartment. Pictures coming soon!

Ask me about my Keezer/2.5 gal brew setup!


Last edited by bsay; 08-04-2008 at 03:43 PM.
bsay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

My grandfather made his own wine and beer when I was a kid, that got my interest originally. But a few years ago I saw that Good Eats episode which rekindled that interest and got me started doing my research before starting my first batch.

__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
k1v1116
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 971
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

9th grade bio class. we started cellular metabolism and the teacher went over anaerobic first, she used yeast as the example and until then I had never even thought about where alcohol came from. I skipped last period to get home and a start an experiment with some old bread yeast I had sitting around.

__________________
k1v1116 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:11 PM   #4
menschmaschine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delaware
Posts: 3,278
Liked 31 Times on 26 Posts

Default

I was just always curious about it. My curiousity grew out of liking beer, but never being satisfied with the taste of BMC, even from my early days of being legally permitted to drink, which was at the cusp of the craftbeer boom. Then I got to travel the world a bit and got a taste of what other countries/cultures were drinking. My first Guinness was at a bar/club in then British Hong Kong. I thought, wow, this is dark!

At first, homebrewing beer seemed daunting with too much variability (from my perspective as a science guy), but I got to a point where I wanted a good hobby to take my mind off of my job at the time, so I made a determination to learn why there was so much variability and figure out how I wanted to brew.

I love drinking delicious beer made by my own means... and I like to make beer styles that are reminiscent of the delicious beers I've had in Europe, which aren't readily available here, at least as good as they taste before crossing the ocean.

__________________

END TRANSMISSION

menschmaschine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #5
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,458
Liked 355 Times on 293 Posts
Likes Given: 95

Default

A friend (and quasi-ex) of The Wife was a homebrewer, so subconsciously I may have been trying to compete! Good Eats was criticial in showing how approachable the hobby was, even if the information was flawed (I didn't follow his directions when starting to brew).

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
MVKTR2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Attala Co., MS
Posts: 1,060
Liked 19 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Since I clicked "other"....
I watched Beerfest. Before that the idea of homebrewing had never dawned on me. So thanks to the magic of the internet.... voila I have a new hobby!

Schlante,
Phillip

__________________

"Perhaps wisdom for me is understanding how truely small I am, and that there is no smug self centered moment of clarity when there is so much more to learn" Anthony Bourdain

MVKTR2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:36 PM   #7
Displaced MassHole
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Diego
Posts: 1,154
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

SWMBO bought me a basic extract setup a few years ago for xmas, and it's just progressed from there.

__________________
Displaced MassHole is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #8
jmulligan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jmulligan's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Odenton, MD
Posts: 1,638
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I read a novel about a winemaker when I was 17, and soon found Terry Garey's Joy of Home Winemaking. Most of my attempts were crap (so I stopped), and when I returned to homebrewing last fall, this website is what convinced me I could actually make beer.

__________________
jmulligan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:44 PM   #9
Laurel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Laurel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,499
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

My dad got all the stuff when I was a wee-one, and after making rootbeer bottle bombs, he never bothered to try a batch of beer.

Last Christmas my coworker brought in a couple bottles of "homebrew" that he had made at the local U-brew place, and I thought "Boy, making my own beer would be rad!"

__________________
Laurel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #10
Arneba28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,228
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I developed an interest in it after trying a whole punch of different style beers. I was drinking them and wondering why all the different companies Pale Ales and IPA's all tasted different from each other. I went out the next day and bought an irish stout kit and all the beginner equipment. Its been all down hill from there.

__________________
My Kegerator Project
Arneba28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to homebrewing I-Hop Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 12-28-2008 09:53 PM
New to homebrewing tgilb2007 Introductions 3 10-08-2008 12:53 AM
What you Homebrewing? 3/2-3/4 Hardball General Beer Discussion 48 03-05-2007 05:56 PM