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Old 12-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #31
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about 95%

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #32
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About 85% is homebrew for me. The rest is either when I'm not at home or when I want to try some new or seasonal commercial brews for variety and research

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:27 PM   #33
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Maybe around 80% homebrew 20% commercial. I don't buy beer for regular drinking, just tracking down beers I really want to try. I don't get out of the house enough to drink a lot at bars but if I did the amount would definitely increase on the commercial side. My wife drinks more commercial beer but that's because I've made a few so-so beers this year working on experiments and I don't expect her to drink homebrew that she doesn't like. We usually keep a six pack of stuff for her to drink when I don't have any homebrew she likes in the fridge.

When I first started homebrewing it was all I would drink because I wanted to get through it all so I had enough clean bottles to brew again. Now I just drink what I want but it usually tends to be homebrew.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #34
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70% homebrew. I still love to try new brews and old favorites. The more beers I try the more I want to brew.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #35
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about 75% homebrew for the most part its better. I do like to drink new offerings in the craft and premium import section at the liquor store but I hate that over 50% of what I pay for beer goes to the BC government. That's why I brew my own, the government needs to take there hands completely out of the liquor distribution business. Hops, malt, and yeast (including extracts and pre hopped kits) don't even have sales tax on them here, I like that. Other then when I buy new equipment the government doesn't get a cut of my beer!

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #36
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Yeah I would say about 98‰ homebrew. As was mentioned I usually only grab a few commercial brews if I need bottles.

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:07 AM   #37
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Once you get a pipeline going, there's really no need to buy beer from the store unless there's just something you want to try.
I don't agree with you or 95% of the posts here. I could be wrong but in my estimation, as an artist or craftsman, creating is only a small part of the job/hobby/lifestyle. Exploring what is new and being part of the community of a larger part of it. You gotta try other beers on a regular basis. Consuming your own beer is fine and well but it's odd. If you want to keep the hobby interesting, you must maintain a higher standard than your capability. Therefore, "research" as one poster called it... is a constant effort.
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I don't agree with you or 95% of the posts here. I could be wrong but in my estimation, as an artist or craftsman, creating is only a small part of the job/hobby/lifestyle. Exploring what is new and being part of the community of a larger part of it. You gotta try other beers on a regular basis. Consuming your own beer is fine and well but it's odd. If you want to keep the hobby interesting, you must maintain a higher standard than your capability. Therefore, "research" as one poster called it... is a constant effort.
That all depends on your approach to the hobby- I've tried enough craft beer in the past to know what I like to drink and brew.

Just like a beginning painter you should go out to every art venue in your area and abroad and check out all the art you can. Once you've been at it a while you will develop a style of your own and not look as much for influence.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:18 AM   #39
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That all depends on your approach to the hobby- I've tried enough craft beer in the past to know what I like to drink and brew.

Just like a beginning painter you should go out to every art venue in your area and abroad and check out all the art you can. Once you've been at it a while you will develop a style of your own and not look as much for influence.
Well said.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:23 AM   #40
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About 30:70 Homebrew to Commercial. Definitely too low of a ratio. However, I suspect that it will be 70:30 once my 15 gallon setup is complete.

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