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Old 10-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Besides fermenting things, what are your other hobbies?

What are your non-beer related hobbies? Watching sports doesnt count.

Outside of employment and beer making, I spend a lot of time on my road bike. And I guess I use that as justification for the quantitiy of beer I consume.

I also keep planted fish tanks. I like the aspect of a mini-ecosystem, fish poop into plant food. I will edit this post to add some pictures.

I have kept freshwater and brackish tanks, haven't made the jump to saltwater yet. My planted tanks require such little maintenance (once properly cycled), I can't be bothered with the more complex tanks.

I know there are other threads, but its a different year and there are always new people. What else do you do?

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, I have to include aquariums in my hobbies. It is so time consuming, I don't have enough time to brew!

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Unfortunately, I have to include aquariums in my hobbies. It is so time consuming, I don't have enough time to brew!
I hear ya. I got home from school/work yesterday after 12 hours on campus, to realize I needed to do a water change x3.
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Fixing the house. It ain't a hobby, it just needs to be done constantly. The previous owners made improvements that were, ah, creative.

Eventually I will get out on the recumbent trike. A go-cart for adults. Yee-ha!

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Fixing the house. It ain't a hobby, it just needs to be done constantly. The previous owners made improvements that were, ah, creative.

Eventually I will get out on the recumbent trike. A go-cart for adults. Yee-ha!
I have been helping a buddy with a house that was also "improved" by the previous owner. We plan a project, start demolition, and find 3 more projects that must be completed before we can even resume the original. That can be really unmotivating work sometimes.
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I've been slacking it big time this year, but I'm also a road bike guy. Great way to burn off the beer and smoked meat calories! Here's my favorite toy when I brought her home from the shop. That was many thousands of miles ago.

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Gardening, camping, mountain biking and keeping track of all my kid's activities like band and travel soccer, it's a wonder I actually find as much time as I do to brew

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I play guitar and bass and, when its warm, do a lot of swimming.

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I play guitar and bass and, when its warm, do a lot of swimming.
Even being on my bike a lot, swimming kicks the crap out of me. Good on ya.
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I spend a lot of time outside. I hunt, fish, camp, hike, kayak, boat, etc. I love my pontoon boat, and use it often.

I make soap and wine. I have a fish pond and I'm always messing around with it spring through fall (the fish come inside in the winter). We have a nice garden, and pick a lot of wild fruits as well. I do a lot of food processing- canning, freezing, cutting up venison, etc. It's not really a "hobby" but it's something I'm always busy doing!

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