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Old 02-17-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
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A friend and I were discussing this today. I guess I myself and probably most on here would fall under this category. I'm still a noob but I know more about beer than I care to admit to any casual acquaintance.

We were comparing my beer nerdom to a mutual friend's weed nerdom. The guy is pretty into hydro growing. I love the stuff myself, but I just like to smoke it, really.

Whereas I can see someone being a weed nerd, I think brewing has certain immunities because its a craft with a rich tradition. When I brew, I don't feel like a nerd calculating strike temps and measuring OGs and such. I feel like my forefathers. If George Washington was a nerd, he was a nerd who could kick your ass.

Just my thoughts. Now I should get back to studying.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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I am proud to say I am a beer nerd, or a computer nerd, or a nerd nerd, or an engineer?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:32 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #4
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Beer nerb aye!
O2 and CO2 and implements of storage, dispensing, measurement, calculation, and temperature manipulation abound in my house.

Now as to a weed nerd, well there is cerainly a level of craft there. There has been an explosion of cross breeding and selective mutation to achieve certain flavors/colors/odors/medicinal effects in the last decade or two. I would say it is definitely an art in it's own right. The lack of a rich tradition is largely due to it's lack of legal status in most places. Saddly, I do not partake as it has not been kind to my head for many years.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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The smell of weed makes me barf.
Hops make me happy tho.

Go figure.

On topic... Beer, movie and radio nerd.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:55 AM   #6
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Beer, bass fishing, baseball, movie and politics nerd.

Use to smoke the grass but homebrewing took that money away.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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Beer, bass fishing, baseball, movie and politics nerd.

Use to smoke the grass but homebrewing took that money away.
nothing wrong with bass fishing... I catch My fair share of Striped Bass on the beaches around San Francisco.

Ocean Fishing for the WIN!!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:55 PM   #8
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I'm not a beer nerd. I am a beer drinker. However, if being an Olympic class beer drinker makes me a beer nerd by default, then yeah. I am a beer nerd.

 
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:04 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:24 PM   #10
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Beer nerd, computer nerd, metal nerd, food nerd... i am all kinds of nerd.
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