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Old 11-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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In St. Louis for wife's bday and she let me stop by a homebrew store. Was awesome to see everything in person etc. guy walked in and sold a couple of corny legs to store for credit. Said he had 30 but had sold most of them. I asked what he wanted but he wasn't in the dealing mood He got 40 in store credit for each. Damn. Missed out.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Yeah, going to the LHBS is fun.. Looking at all the high end kettle set ups, and whatnot!

Did you buy anything in there?

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Bought stuff for a left hand milk stout for my bro for Xmas. Trying to surprise him. People were knowledgeable knew what hops cld replace what etc. had some nice blichman setups. Just wish I lived closer. Had kegs etc too. We're out of lactose though.

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Keep an eye out locally on craigslist and what not for kegs. You can find them for $30-40 when they do pop up.

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the lhbs is the newest addition to the list of stores that i have to "restrict" my activities at.

it's been added to the list with golf equipment stores, computer stores, and other forms of toy stores.

SWMBO says i get carried away.

I'm allowed to go whenever i like, but i have to take a list with me.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #6
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I'm allowed to go whenever i like, but i have to take a list with me.
You have to bring one with you, but you said nothing about only buying what is on the list.
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I also enjoyed my first visit to the LHBS. If it hadn't gone well, I doubt I would have pursued the hobby any further. Unfortunately, it is a bit of a drive (about 1 1/2 hours round trip) so I don't go very often.

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the lhbs is the newest addition to the list of stores that i have to "restrict" my activities at.

it's been added to the list with golf equipment stores, computer stores, and other forms of toy stores.

SWMBO says i get carried away.

I'm allowed to go whenever i like, but i have to take a list with me.


See.. you messed up. I'm an avid golfer, and have been for a while, so coupled with the dues from the CC, and the fact I used to just buy everything at the golf stores, my wife is happy to have me in the homebrew store.. $30-40 for ingredients and a little toy each time.. She's THRILLED! Beats the boxes of $1200 irons and $400 drivers showing up and me swinging them in the house!

And I hear you on the list. I have to, because I can't remember all the stuff I NEED, and lose track on the stuff I WANT.
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See.. you messed up. I'm an avid golfer, and have been for a while, so coupled with the dues from the CC, and the fact I used to just buy everything at the golf stores, my wife is happy to have me in the homebrew store.. $30-40 for ingredients and a little toy each time.. She's THRILLED! Beats the boxes of $1200 irons and $400 drivers showing up and me swinging them in the house!

And I hear you on the list. I have to, because I can't remember all the stuff I NEED, and lose track on the stuff I WANT.
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You have to bring one with you, but you said nothing about only buying what is on the list.

roger that
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