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damianow 03-16-2013 06:14 PM

Hi everyone,

I've been homebrewing for a number of years and am conducting a study on why homebrewers like homebrewing. The research is for a graduate program in Pennsylvania. We're curious about what parts of the homebrewing process do homebrewers like the most in comparison to how much time these parts take. We want to know why you choose to homebrew instead of just buying craft beer in the store.

We want to know what the most fulfilling and satisfying activities are, and which activities you could really do without. I know that ALL the parts are decently rewarding to begin with, but we want to know which ones are the MOST rewarding.

The survey is just a few pages in length as you walk through the whole process from designing the recipe to serving the beer. I'd like to thank everyone in advance for helping us collect this information. Below is the link - thanks! :mug:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V5gp9iHctmTngtPlMjwZURIdfvaXY4xYpAz17XXn3R0/viewform

Revvy 03-16-2013 06:21 PM

Well I was going to, but I sort of have a problem with question 2 how long it takes....You've made it a closed ended question, but it's not.

If I'm researching a new style of beer I want to brew, or building an historical recipe like my kentucky common, it could take weeks- reading, tasting beers of a similar style, digging through archives, if it's cobbling together a simple ipa it could take 2 minutes. And somewhere in between depending on the beer I'm making.

deuce40 03-16-2013 06:24 PM

The most rewarding part is opening a bottle and hearing the hiss of co2 escape. Then pour and taking a sip of all your hard work. But is there is a part of the process of making it that I enjoy the most is the boil. Hop additions and just the smell that you get from it is simply amazing.

gcdowd 03-16-2013 06:25 PM

The satisfaction you get with drinking something you made. And also, I love beer

NadoHawk 03-16-2013 06:27 PM

Pride in my own work and the fact I made something I want to drink. Plus, even the craft breweries aren't as experimental as I want to be, or in the case of Sierra Nevada, are lazy in differentiating their other varieties of beer from their base product.

cabron99 03-16-2013 06:28 PM

I think, therefore, I brew

Hammy71 03-16-2013 06:30 PM

Done

beergolf 03-16-2013 06:32 PM

I like to cook and home brewing is just an extension of that. I get great satisfaction from drinking and sharing my home brew with friends. I like the fact that you can tweak a recipe to what YOU want it to taste like. I enjoy making up a recipe and seeing if my thoughts of what it would taste actually happens.

It all boils down to pride in your craft.

unionrdr 03-16-2013 06:35 PM

Done. I guess the best part for me is designing the beer recipe,then drinking/anylizing the final product compared to the recipe design.
Also,after reading some comments,I have to say the number I put down for designing recipes is an average. Some just pop into my head,others I work out in BS2. Others I have to research 1st,as is the case with the Burton ale I brewed.

damianow 03-16-2013 06:38 PM

Yes, I made to threads in both the Beginners forum and the General forum. Hope I don't piss anyone off :/


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