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View Poll Results: Why did you start Home Brewing?
To save money 14 11.67%
Access varieties you can't obtain locally 22 18.33%
You were fascinated by the hobby/ It seemed fun 91 75.83%
The pride of making your own brew 62 51.67%
To obtain a fresher/more natural product 21 17.50%
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by the_bird
Subconsiously, I think the fact SWMBO used to be in a relationship with a guy who was a homebrewer and, by all accounts, hung like a horse, probably had something to do with it...
Well, at least you're a homebrewer now!

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Old 10-03-2006, 08:40 PM   #12
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:48 PM   #13
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I voted for everything, a worthy nullification in my opinion since they are all valid. That and there was no Ralph Nader choice.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:34 PM   #14
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When I was a kid my mother brewed her own wines (cheap kits mostly) and the back room in the house seemed to have an airlock bubbling away on a 1 gallon carboy every 6 months or so. I never took much notice really but understood the basics of sanitizing/using airlocks etc from listening and watching.

My first brew was about 1993 with a neighbour using his equipment and help - a lager, and if i remember correctly it wasn't a even a threat to neat donkey p*ss let alone crappy commercial lager! I never gave up brewing, I just moved house, didn't give a forwarding address and bought my own kit....

I'm in this for both the enjoyment of having a 'hobby' that's cheap and the satisfaction of knowing i can make decent brews that I enjoy!
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:42 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by todd_k
Inexpensive? Did I miss out on the free equipment and ingredients?
LOL - I'd HATE to break down my cost per case considering everything I've bought in the name of this hobby. I'm nowhere near saving money and doubt I'll ever break even.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:44 PM   #16
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I used to joke for years about brewing in the basement, usually just to pull SWMBO's leg. But I read up on it. After buying a house, one day everything just sort of fell into my lap and I started brewing.
She says the only good thing about it is that it keeps me off the computer.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:52 PM   #17
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A friend's GF purchased two brewSa(u)cks for his birthday & gave me one. The sacks were really bad, but we decided to give proper homebrewing a try. None of the poll reasons apply.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:26 PM   #18
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I had a friend and a brother-in-law that brewed, and I commented quite a bit on how interesting and fun it seemed to be. Then SWMBO surprised me one Christmas with a starter kit, and it snowballed big time from there - AG setup, yeast harvesting, kegerator, etc. And SWMBO doesn't even LIKE beer! Oh, and by the way, neither my friend nor my brother-in-law still brew. Weird, huh?
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #19
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I broke my leg playing hockey last winter and the woman who hit me has been a winemaker for 30 years. I needed a new hobby that didn't require two legs, so started making wine. I realized that wine takes friggin' forever, so I started on beer. I've always loved good beer, and there are no microbreweries near me at all. So, I'm having great beer that I made myself.

I've since become very popular, with friends who always want to stop over. My husband thinks I'm great!

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Old 10-03-2006, 11:38 PM   #20
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swmbo bought me a starter kit for christmas one year and it snowballed from there
i like my beer better than bmc now and it works out cheaper(so swmbo thinks!)
than buying good micros each week.

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