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Old 01-08-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default So why did I wait till now to start brewing?

43 years old and just starting to do this. Holy crap is this a satisfying hobby!

Hey there! My name is Matt and I live just outside of Milwaukee in Muskego, WI. I have been talking about doing this for 20 years but finally bought a bucket kit a few months ago and I am totally addicted. I'm about 10 minutes from Northern Brewer so that doesn't help. 6 or 8 batches in and already setting up a kegerator and starting to build a lauder ton. As long as I can remember, my preferred beer has always been the one I haven't had yet, so this is really a natural thing for me, if only from my variety preference.

I will have tons of questions going forward. Right now I am waiting on my regulators and faucets. If anyone has any pics or thread links that show a fridge conversion with inset faucets, I would love to see them. I can't find anything through searches yet.

I'm looking to inset this Into the fridge door of a typical freezer on top fridge. Thought is to cut a square out of the door and build a wood box with a lip to cover the edges. It will be low, and any pros or cons of going low on the front vs higher on the side would be great too.

I'll keep poking around and sucking up the info here. Thanks to all who have posted around here... LOTS of great info!!

Matt

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club mate! I quickly became very addicted myself. Great hobby.

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Addicted myself already as well. I'm getting a little head start on ya though! I'm 31.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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Matt, might as well sell your fish tank and stamp collection. This hobby will become a lifestyle for you. Every household item becomes a potential brewing tool. You will have new eyes when at Home Depot or even the grocery store, looking now through wort colored goggles.

Someday you might even become a paying member of our club here and we'll teach you the secret handshake. And we'll get you keys to the private rooms

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Thanks guys. Point noted Passedpawn and thanks for the premonition. I spent a few years in your neck of the woods btw. CHS class of 87

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Thanks guys. Point noted Passedpawn and thanks for the premonition. I spent a few years in your neck of the woods btw. CHS class of 87
Well there you go. If you ever get back down here drop me a line.
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Started a few weeks ago at 22. I hope when I'm 40 ill be a grandmaster of the brew haha

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:54 AM   #9
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I'm pretty sure you have it in ya JKA. HA!

Thanks for the kind welcome guys. I've got lots of stuff going on in my basement right now and looking to go from dungeon to usable man-cave in time for a superbowl party, so maybe I will start a thread and log it here for some input on the bar and kegerator. Lots of good ideas around here!

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Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill

Welcome to the most addicting hobby ever

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