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Old 11-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #101
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I still buy beer often. I like what I make, but im not the only brewer in the world that makes delicious beer. I want to try them all! I feel like only drinking your own homebrew is ridiculous. I understand the money saving part, but there are too many great brews out there to limit it to your house IPA, cream ale (which are boring bu nture to begin with), stout, and ESB. Get out and live!
An IPA, cream ale, stout and ESB??? I have a bock, wee heavy, dubbel, IPA, Oktoberfest, Kolsch, CAP and Sapporo clone on hand. I still buy beer, but I like to buy stuff that's different, and expand my consciousness.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:27 AM   #102
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Well I'm glad that I had store bought beer in the house.
My CO2 ran out and I'm glad that I had some beer in the fridge.
I'm brewing a fresh batch and I've got Black Butte and Weinhard's IPA to keep hydrated!

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Old 11-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #103
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I haven't been brewing too long but, I definitely buy less commercial beer. I've had probably 97% of the beer that's available here without paying a fortune for it (ex. Cigar City sweet stout aged in Conac barrels for $20 a bomber) ill pay for quality but that's nuts. One of the reasons I got into brewing was to try new beers, and do some cost savings. Paid $11 for a 6 of DFH 60, tonight, and its def been mishandled, not good.

It might wear off, but for right now, really enjoying my own brew. Cheers!
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Embarrassed to say, but I've never really thought about that. Maybe I've been lucky. Definately a valid point! And, like you, I'm also enjoying my own brew. While the cost effectiveness is obvious, I eat & drink out often, which offers its own rainbow of tastes. But I'm one who works and lives in that realm so variety is everywhere.
But I think your point of mishandled/neglected storage practices totally influencing one's impression of what could truly be an amazing beer, but ends as a deflated sack of $hit. Not the beer's fault!
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #104
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Home brewing has driven my store bought beer through the roof haha not slowed it down. It is research. There are too many styles out there and Id be arrogant to think I could just come up with good recipes for all of them on my own. Why experiment a few hundred times of wasted grain when there's a ton of other great brewers out there that have done some of the work for me. if I'm getting ready to make a stout, you better believe for 2 weeks before I make my recipe, I'm out buying every stout I can find. Then every one I like, I'm tearing the Internet apart for clones and such, like "what's in this thing... Ohh they used vanilla bean? Hmm thats an interesting grain bill... Ohh dark roast coffee no chocolate?"

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