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Old 10-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #81
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The shop makes a huge difference. World Market is the worst I have experienced. They must store their beers in a kiln because by the end of summer, everything on their shelf is awful.

I don't know how far east Grocery Outlet goes, but they seem to keep much better temperature control. The only issue with them is that some breweries sell them "seconds" that never should have gone to market in the first place.

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Old 10-09-2012, 01:22 AM   #82
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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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Old 10-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #83
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I buy less commercial but I was thirsty for a brown ale. Picked up a six pack of Goose Island Nut Brown Ale. Not bad.

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #84
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I used to only really drink what I brewed unless I was out but my time has gotten so sparse, I don't get to brew that often anymore. My wife would complain about brew days so I started to buy more beer. Now when she freaks out over the money I spent on nice beer I say "well I could have brewed a whole batch for that much money but I haven't brewed in awhile." This technique got me my last brew day. I may need to up the scale and bring home a whole keg and tell her the kegerator doesn't work right unless it's full.
You guys are lucky....my wife bitches at every penny i spend. "What!! You needed gas? You should drive to work less." She hates when I brew even though I explain that it's a fun hobby.

Women....ugh.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #85
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You guys are lucky....my wife bitches at every penny i spend. "What!! You needed gas? You should drive to work less." She hates when I brew even though I explain that it's a fun hobby.

Women....ugh.
tht the saddest story if heard on HBT in a wile.

Just for your sake go out and brew another batch.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:44 AM   #86
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And buy yourself a kegerator!!!

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #87
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You guys are lucky....my wife bitches at every penny i spend. "What!! You needed gas? You should drive to work less." She hates when I brew even though I explain that it's a fun hobby.

Women....ugh.
I know,right? They bitch because YOU'RE spending THEIR money that YOU went out & earned. Why do you think we say marriage is $9 down & your paycheck the rest of your life?...I always told her it'll be OUR money when WE take turns EARNING it. 'nuff said
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:47 PM   #88
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I have a huge lot (say 8 to 12 cases full) down in my basement. But there are still 2 that I really go out for -- Newcastle Werewolf and SVYTURYS Ekstra...I'd go across state line if need be to get Svyturs

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #89
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I tend to buy beer on a weekly basis, usually seasonal beers, or something new that I haven't tried yet. Last week I bought (6) bombers of Sweetwater's latest Dank Tank offering....Danktoberfest, and it is awesome. I also visit my local Taco Mac weekly to get something new (and on draught)...I am currently at 650+ different beers tried there, and love that I can watch sports while drinking great craft beer. If i want something really different, I reach in my cellar...some of beers in there go back to 2007.

I think the reason I am drinking more store bought beer than I have brewed myself is because I want my beers to have bottled to be conditioned properly. It's so tempting to see 100+ bottled beers just sitting there waiting to be drank!

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Old 10-10-2012, 03:05 PM   #90
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If nothing else, coming to this forum makes me thankful for several things: my wife enjoys beer as much as I do, we both know how to behave like adults, and she encourages supplemental beer purchases and convinces me that I'm being ridiculous when I think I need to constrict my beer budget.

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