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Old 07-17-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Well I'm officially addicted. I've had 3 successful brews (all Belgians) and I haven't even tasted them, but I can honestly say this is the most addicted I've ever been to a hobby.

So far I'd say I've put $700 into brewing and I don't even blink when flashing the credit card. I usually have horrible buyer's remorse, but I haven't even come close to that with brewing. I just bought a 7cf freezer on Craigslist and just set it up with a Johnson temp controller. Moving the beers there tonight.

I don't know what it is, but it's just everything I've ever wanted in a hobby. I know most on this site can agree and I'm glad to be part of this great past time. Thanks to all who've helped me along the way. Here's to the next 30+ years of brewing!



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Old 07-17-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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I am jealous of your lack of buyer's remorse. Please enjoy yourself on my behalf



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Welcome to brewers anonymous, thanks for sharing. Together, we will help you through all your beer problems...usually with a tasty belgian near our keyboards.

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I know what you mean.

I brewed four beers before I even tasted my first.

Brew on.

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Anyone else feel like this when they see the first bubble in the blow off tube/airlock?

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I am jealous of your lack of buyer's remorse. Please enjoy yourself on my behalf
One of the perks of being with someone who spends $700+ per month on her horse and equestrian competitions. She can't even begin to debate me.
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Just wait until you start your own recipes.

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haha... I don't have buyers remorse either, but I do have fear of SWMBO when she sees the bills, haha. Thank god she likes good beer and wants to support me with my hobby... eventually though, I know she'll come back with "remember when you got this, that and the other thing?" :P.

Seriously though, I know what you mean. I'm new to all this as well, and I love it. I wish I had more time to brew... though then I'd probably have way more beer than I'd know what to do with.

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Same here. I have brewed the following, in order: 1 gallon dandelion wine, 1 gallon grape concentrate wine, 5 gallon EdWorts Apfelwine, 5 gallons of a beer recipe I sort of made up, and 1 gallon Joe's Ancient Orange Mead.

Crazy part - I have yet to drink any of these. They are all still brewing, very slowly most of them now. It just that the combination of booze I know I will get to drink, the cost for the amount of booze, the science, and the "I did this!" factor has me hooked already, sitting here looking for another recipe to start.

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Just wait until you start your own recipes.
I'm already thinking about it with my next brew. I'm eager to do a lager now that I have the ferm chamber, so in 3 weeks when I pull the belgians out, I'm going to do two lagers. Probably 1 oktoberfest (close to Sam Adams Oktoberfest), and a standard Oktoberfest.

I need to read Radical Brewing and get the spirit for it, but if my cooking is any indication, I'll be a natural. I always cook with a sense of adventure and throw whatever I've got into it knowing it will all be okay and come out great. Can't wait to spread that mentality to my brewing!


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