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Old 02-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Default Obsession is right

I have 2 brews under my belt in the last 6 weeks. One is an IPA which was bottled 2 weeks ago and the other that is fermenting now is a Nut Brown Ale. Let me tell you I am so obsessed with this hobby already. I have a few books on brewing, a list of favorite websites marked and telling my wife to keep an eye out for coolers so I can build a MLT. She laughs because I talk about brewing beer so much now. I have the HomeBrewTalk app on my phone, brew book on the toilet so I can read on the throne and I usually have at least 3 websites up on my computer at any given time. I am always thinking about how to build up the pipeline to keep it flowing. The only thing I am disappointed in with this new hobby is that I didn’t start doing it years ago.

Also while I am on this roll I just wanted to say thank you for this awesome group that I have and will continue to learn from. I love this site and yes I will be paying for my membership soon. Something this good should have some money thrown to it.

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Old 02-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Well said! Sounds all too familiar!!

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Old 02-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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I brewed my first batch 16 years ago from a book I found. The resources available now are astounding; websites, books and newspapers all available anywhere (even the throne)! I definitely agree - this site in particular is invaluable.

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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Sounds all too familiar!!
+1. I hear you, man! Great hob-session, awesome site!
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Ummmm, that would be a hell yeah!!!! I only have one completed brew, but I have already started to gather the all grain equipment. Bought a burner and 60 Qt pot today. Building a three tier sculpture already (I'm a welder by trade) and looking for a 10 gallon igloo for a MLT.. I have it bad, I wake up and write down recipes and design improvements on my sculpture. It's like crack, once you get a taste it never enough again...But I'm like the OP, I thank all of you guys and gals that helped me get interested and them that keep me interested and those who will invariably help me drink it and offer their critiques. It is 100% fun. If you dont count the pennies too close and try to save too much it is the most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon I have had in a good long while. And it really is cheaper than a lot of hobbies like shooting, archery, hunting, metal working, and scuba diving. I did all of that in the past so I know what each of them costs over time. I still metal work and do ornamental iron, so now I can build a really cool loking beer tower with trick systems and improvements. The sky is truly the limit. Have fun and enjoy the addiction.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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i hear ya bro! :rocking: it's why i think that's the favorite of my hobbies. it's definitely one where the outcome is most rewarding. and it's definitely something you can dive into from all aspects. there's the DIY, the beer, the scientific side, the beer, the culinary art of brewing, the beer.... well, you get the idea!
welcome to the hobby, man!

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I love this hobby for many reasons. I literally started on 1/12/12 and have already brewed 5 batches...The 6th will be this weekend. I'm HOOKED. I've always felt comfortable in the kitchen. I like to think I'm a pretty darn good cook. Couple that with the fact that I love good beer and....Bam....Home brewing caught my interest and the rest is history. I can't wait until I'm good/comfortable enough that I can start to create my own beers, like I do my own dishes. Here's to the craft!

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Old 02-11-2012, 02:12 AM   #8
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Me too!! I'm just doing extract at the moment to get comfortable with the process. Looking at all grain summertime. I love cooking... Taking a hamburger helper adding some cheese, salsa and so on and the kids get upset when there's no more. But this is better I can take a beer I like, play with it until it's a masterpiece.... And it's beer!!!! Never go wrong with that

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I will definately have to agree with the part about this is like crack. My wife bought me a simple little extract brewing kit for Christmas 2011 and holly ****, it was on from there! We brewed our first batch the day after Christmas and as of now we have brewed four extract batches and just did our second all grain batch. She laughs at me because I cant stop talking about ideas and ways to improve our batches. I will have to say, she is the coolest wife ever, she fully supports me in this. I never have to ask twice to buy a new brew toy. She rocks !! But dont fool yourself, she can drink as much as I can.

We just recently built a three tier brewing stand and she helped me the whole time. I attached a picture of it in case anyone cares. So basically my point is, I LOVE THIS ****!!!

Welcome to that brew family, cheers!

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I love this hobby for many reasons. I literally started on 1/12/12 and have already brewed 5 batches...The 6th will be this weekend. I'm HOOKED. I've always felt comfortable in the kitchen. I like to think I'm a pretty darn good cook. Couple that with the fact that I love good beer and....Bam....Home brewing caught my interest and the rest is history. I can't wait until I'm good/comfortable enough that I can start to create my own beers, like I do my own dishes. Here's to the craft!
Damn, you aren't wasting any time at all!



My first brew was a NB extract kit on 10-16-11.

Now all I think about, read about, or look for when I am out and about is brewing related. I even built a single vessel "brewery" in my house.

It's my most favorite hobby yet, and one that I can see being in till the day I die.
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