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CatHead 12-01-2012 02:43 AM

What percentage of your beer is homebrew?
I am just starting out and am actually bottling my first batch tomorrow. While thinking about it I got to wondering how much I drink in the future will be commercial and how much will be homebrew. So approximately what percentage of your consumption is homebrew/commercial?

passedpawn 12-01-2012 02:47 AM


bbrim 12-01-2012 02:50 AM

85-90%. Homebrew is so fresh and delicious.

bobbrewedit 12-01-2012 02:51 AM


Originally Posted by passedpawn

This. I only buy beer when, God forbid, Im unable to brew for a while and run low on homebrew. This has only occurred once, fortunately!

porky_pine 12-01-2012 02:53 AM

About 70-30% Homebrew/Commercial. I live across the street from a grocery store that has an incredible selection of beer. I drink about a six pack a night and so does my girlfriend. I brew about 5 1/2 gallons a week. I need to start brewing 10 or 11 gallon batches.

funkadelicturkey 12-01-2012 02:53 AM

Congrats on your first batch:mug:!
First year or so was 90% commercial 10% homebrew, I had a lot of fun drinking craft beers to save the bottles for homebrew. Those have gradually switched places as the pipeline filled up and I moved to kegging so I didn't need a supply of bottles.

kh54s10 12-01-2012 02:59 AM

At least 99%. The only time I buy commercial beers anymore is when I eat out which is very rarely.

chipsah 12-01-2012 03:02 AM

I would guess I am about 60% home brew. I buy a fairly substantial amount of commercial beer because I like to try new/rare offerings from local breweries or when I travel. That being said, a lot of the commercial stuff I buy are single bombers. I think that trying new beers is essential to keeping me motivated to brew quality beer. Finally, there are a handful of breweries out there that produce such a good product that it would be a crime not to enjoy one every once in a while.

chuckstout 12-01-2012 03:05 AM

None except for a run to the not so local bottle shop, unless I go out on the town or run out of homebrew. Ive been doin good lately about keepin the pipeline flowin

kaconga 12-01-2012 03:05 AM

75% homebrew. I like Deschutes and elysian quite a lot. Sometimes I grab a Sam Adams mixed pack when I want variety. Occasionally I treat myself to a few 90 minutes from dogfish head. Typically homebrew is cheaper and is more the flavors I prefer.

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