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Old 12-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #11
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Time. The more I brew, the more I want to brew even more. I guess that's the addiction part of it!

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:22 PM   #12
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Best answer. All others are, well, secondary.

Secondary answer: "beginner" brew kits rarely include kettles. You START with a kettle, dang it. Plastic buckets and tubing you can get anywhere.
That is a good point , we bough a 120 dollar truebrew kit and we were pretty pissed it didn't have a kettle
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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The way I always manage to either 1.) make a huge mess or 2.) avoid a huge mess,l and feel great about it but somehow hours or days later SWMBO finds little hop or grain pieces in weird places.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #14
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and feel great about it but somehow hours or days later SWMBO finds little hop or grain pieces in weird places.
Exactly how weird are these places?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #15
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My biggest pet peeve is not being able to brew more often!!

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:37 PM   #16
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I give away so much beer. For New Year's, I'm putting together four-packs - for eighteen people! That's three cases of beer, if my math is right.

But its not a pet peeve, I like giving my beer away.

Lets see, pet peeve . . . oh I have one - how fast I go through PBW and how expensive it is.
Know how we got around giving away our beer stock? Make a 5-gallon batch of Apfelwein. We bottled 26 22-oz bottles last night. Maybe half to 3/4 will go out as gifts for Christmas over the next few days. A big bottle of Apfelwein goes a long way and it's cheap. We spent a little more than $1 per bottle.

And the beer? Well, that's mine. And friend's, if they come to visit.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:40 PM   #17
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Not having time to brew.

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Old 12-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #18
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Forgetting I've left a ball valve open on my kettle or MLT when pouring something in.

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Old 12-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #19
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Leaking kegs. I just refilled my CO2, and put it in the garage to carbonate one new batch. A week later my task is empty and my beer is flat. This seems to happen when I'm least expecting it.
This...keezer issues are a PITA

Wasted beer, wasted gas, big messes...ugh
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #20
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SWMBO finds little hop or grain pieces in weird places.
Umm, yeah. TMI.
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