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Old 12-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #71
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I would have to re-locate my family. and my wife would be pissed.
I would be seriously tempted to do the same... Although they might not let me in.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:48 AM   #72
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I haven't brewed an all grain YET but here is my thought on this. When I was bottling my first batch this weekend my wife told me that looks like a lot of work and that got me thinking about why go to the trouble to brew my own. The answer I came up with is why grow my own fruit/vegetables when I probably spend more money growing my own? Why spend all day smoking meats when I can throw it in the crockpot with liquid smoke and/or BBQ sauce? I could probably come up with a dozen other examples. But at the end of the day it is the pride in saying I did that and it is good/great.

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #73
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I haven't brewed an all grain YET but here is my thought on this. When I was bottling my first batch this weekend my wife told me that looks like a lot of work and that got me thinking about why go to the trouble to brew my own. The answer I came up with is why grow my own fruit/vegetables when I probably spend more money growing my own? Why spend all day smoking meats when I can throw it in the crockpot with liquid smoke and/or BBQ sauce? I could probably come up with a dozen other examples. But at the end of the day it is the pride in saying I did that and it is good/great.
It's a hobby. You shouldn't think about it as trouble. We do it because we enjoy the process as well as the product. Same with cooking, gardening, knitting, woodworking, etc.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:37 AM   #74
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Okay... you guys worked me over on this one (not that this thread was just about me). I will have to learn more about the mash schedules though and find some easy ones first.

Is base grain cheaper than LME by much? In some cases you need 8-10 lbs of grain.

Also, where is the scientific evidence about the sugar/enzyme/temp change reactions?
A full sack of 55 pounds of base malt is like $35. At retail.
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It's a hobby. You shouldn't think about it as trouble. We do it because we enjoy the process as well as the product. Same with cooking, gardening, knitting, woodworking, etc.
Probably used the wrong word. I don't really think of it as "trouble". I actually enjoyed 95% of my time with it. Just pointing out there are easier ways to get things.
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Probably used the wrong word. I don't really think of it as "trouble". I actually enjoyed 95% of my time with it. Just pointing out there are easier ways to get things.
I was actually referring to your wife's take on it. If you think of somebody's time spent on a hobby as "work," you don't understand what a hobby is!
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I'm still trying to figure out why I go through the trouble of playing golf.

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I'm still trying to figure out why I go through the trouble of playing golf.
Those poor, defenseless, white balls. Always getting assaulted by men dressed in funny pants, wearing even funnier hats. Now, if it was a full contact sport, maybe. How about an Unreal Tournament of Golf??
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Why even brew beer when you can just buy it?

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Why even brew beer when you can just buy it?
With some people I do wonder...

Why cook when you can just order out, get delivery, etc...
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