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Old 04-27-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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Started with the deluxe kit from Northern Brewer, and an American Wheat Extract kit.

Decided extract wasn't cool enough, and built a mash tun. Last Saturday was first brew day and did the American Wheat, which I plan to dry hop, and an AG Stone Clone. It was awesome!

I'm now totally hooked and I haven't even tried my own beer yet!

I have already purchased a freezer and all the components to build a keezer, 3 kegs, and all kinds of brewing equipment.

I've spent several hours a night for the last three weeks researching recipes, equipment, and styles.

$1200 dollars later, and I haven't even drank a sip of my brew!

Did this happen to any of you?

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:45 AM   #2
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not that crazy no... but I'm sure for some.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 AM   #3
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Welcome to the addiction! I returned to brewing on Super Bowl Sunday after a 12 year hiatus. In the last 2 1/2 months I've brewed 5 times. I would be more but my SECOND garage fridge is now full. Enjoy!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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I dont know what heroin is like, but WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION!!!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:57 AM   #5
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Next task is to assemble the keezer, and trust me I'm not much of a wood worker. Could be a disaster!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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Started with the deluxe kit from Northern Brewer, and an American Wheat Extract kit.

Decided extract wasn't cool enough, and built a mash tun. Last Saturday was first brew day and did the American Wheat, which I plan to dry hop, and an AG Stone Clone. It was awesome!

I'm now totally hooked and I haven't even tried my own beer yet!

I have already purchased a freezer and all the components to build a keezer, 3 kegs, and all kinds of brewing equipment.

I've spent several hours a night for the last three weeks researching recipes, equipment, and styles.

$1200 dollars later, and I haven't even drank a sip of my brew!

Did this happen to any of you?
This happened to me, although maybe not to that degree. I bought a freezer, a bigger kettle, a refractometer, and a lot of smaller items that were above and beyond the basics, all before I tasted my first beer. The crack got me hooked man.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:12 AM   #7
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Yea, my first time stepping foot into my LHBS, I spent 575, which included the kit, 6.5 carboy, 5 gall carboy, 15 gall kettle, extract kit, bottle tree, etc... I then bought myself quite a few small things (gas burner, stuff to build a counter flow chiller, stuff to build an immersion chiller, camping cook station to put my kettle on, etc etc etc). I just bought myself a mash tun... My first brew isn't done yet and I am about $1000 into it, although I have tasted my first brew, but it's not quite done. I am right there with ya bro...

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #8
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I didn't dive in head first like you, but I did wade in up to my neck.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:07 AM   #9
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Hopefully my beer doesn't suck!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:23 AM   #10
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It can't completely suck. You made it. And, the best part of doing it yourself is you get to get better at it and see the progression of your beer. I am not sure if you are going to bottle at all, but I am now, just to be able to save them and taste them a few years from now.

 
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