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sudsmonkey 10-13-2005 12:18 AM

How homebrewing ruined my life
 
There I was, happily drinking the beer that Corporate America told me was good. It not only tasted great, it was less filling. The King ! The beer with a taste for food. Cheap and plentiful. Then I started brewing. I still drank commercial beer between batches, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I had before. Now, I go out to dinner or to a bar and don't even think about a Bud or Miller. It's got to be something more expensive to satisfy my palate. My tastes no longer agree with my wallet. I'm drinking beyond my means! A $5.99 twelve-pack used to be my heart's desire. Now it just pisses me off.

I just bottled a batch of Mumbling Monkey Amber. Tommorrow, I'll start a batch of Bock I found online this morning. I see why so many of you brew constantly. I, too, plan on being a perpetual brewer. Thanks, Homebrewing !

Cheesefood 10-13-2005 12:22 AM

Heh...microbrews used to be an occasional treat for me. But once they hit your lips, they taste so good! Soon I discovered this beer thing was true: Budweiser was the Devil and Jesus was a homebrewer previous to his career as a prophet. All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world and there was only one thing left to do: brew a big batch of my favorite beer all day long.

Rhoobarb 10-13-2005 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Cheesefood
...and Jesus was a homebrewer previous to his career as a prophet. ...

And don't forget, carpenter! He's the most famous carpenter that ever lived, next to Norm Abrams! ;) And Norm looks like he's polished off a few Boston Lagers in his lifetime.

Cheesefood 10-13-2005 02:03 AM

Speaking of, Sammy has a dual-pack of Boston Lager and Hefe available now. I almost bought one, but went for a Hacker-Pschorr Weiss instead.

Thank you ALL for raising my standards. I now drink ONLY good beer. No more Utilitybrau.

It's partially because my wife (a Miller Lite devotee) isn't drinking, but also because I'm convincing myself that I actually am a beer snob.

SwAMi75 10-13-2005 02:45 AM

It's killing both my wallet and my waistline. I love big beers, and man, I can definitely tell how many more calories they have when I look in the mirror.

ScottT 10-13-2005 03:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam75
It's killing both my wallet and my waistline. I love big beers, and man, I can definitely tell how many more calories they have when I look in the mirror.


Careful, my waist line is the whole reason I left the Air Force. I couldn't keep my weight down to AF standards so I didn't re-up a second time.

SwAMi75 10-13-2005 03:17 AM

Luckily (sorta), there's no more weight standard. There's a new fitness test, wherein your waist (across your gut) measurement counts for 30% (or is it 40%?) of your score, along with a run and pushups/situps. I gotta run my friggin' butt off. :D

ScottT 10-13-2005 04:07 AM

Man! I wish they'd have had that when I was in. Staying in shape was no problem but keeping the pounds off was. Hell I was running 3 miles a day back then.

gibfried 10-13-2005 05:45 AM

Every other Thursday is "Pub Night" with the work mates. Now that I've started homebrewing I don't really like the beer I get there. No flavor, body, and very dissapointing on the alcohol content.

We need a calorie guide for our beer.... NOT!!!!!

That is the last thing we need.

sudsmonkey 10-13-2005 08:23 PM

Flavor without calories is a myth, Brothers and Sisters ! But who cares ? In Brewing Heaven, we'll all weigh the same. :)


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