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Old 04-04-2007, 01:01 PM   #11
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My first two extract bathces were good, missing a little something, but still good, my third brew a porter must have just hit its peak and tastes absolutly delicious, just as good as the fullers porter i had at the bar the other night. It takes time, like everyone will say, to let the beer age and it will be delicious. MY roomate was drinking them last night and said the porter was one of his favorite beers and he would definlty dish out the money to buy it if it were in a store. If you do side by side comparisons to the closest beer to style you wont find much difference. I also spend way more time brewing than i do drinking so its more to me than just the taste.


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Old 04-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #12
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I do it to keep the flying monkeys away.



 
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Old 04-04-2007, 01:35 PM   #13
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I love to brew. I love to brew as almost as much as I love to drink beer.

Brewing is my time. No kids....no work....no wife...... Just me, some grains and hops, and 4-5 hours to myself.

Plus having a small party with a keg or two has become a joy also. Just sitting back and enjoying the compliments while sipping a killer brew is where its at for me.

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:12 PM   #14
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because no matter what I can!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:42 PM   #15
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I was spending a good chunk of change on commercial beer. I thought, hm, if I make beer it'd be cheaper, and hey, I like to cook. I talked to some of the guys in the local homebrew club at a beer festival last year, and that pushed me further into thinking it would be doable.

Six months later, I think I've spent more money on making beer that I would have in more than a few years of buying beer just due to all the gadgets I've accumulated and the building of a kegerator. But hey, I don't care. It's fun to do, and besides that it gives me something to do other than sit on my ass. Plus I get to drink beer that is produced no other place in the world, and is usually better than the commercial stuff I like
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #16
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My beer tastes better than yours. I don't care if I've only brewed 3 batches. Mine is better. You could have the nectar of the gods, and in my happy little head, I love my own beer. That's why I brew.

Oh yeah, cheaper, and better than any domestic, and someday I'd like to turn this into a living.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:52 PM   #17
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It's a fun hobby & I would match my best efforts against the pros. Living in the Pacific North West, it lets me enjoy beers that don't have TOO F%$^ MUCH CASCADES in them.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:59 PM   #18
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Yeah, I love pretty much every aspect of homebrewing. It's not that the quality is better (though it is), or even that I get that many compliments (though I get plenty). It's fun as hell, and I love seeing my own creation turn from some vaguely nasty soup into magical delicious beer!
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:30 PM   #19
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Quote:
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It's a fun hobby & I would match my best efforts against the pros. Living in the Pacific North West, it lets me enjoy beers that don't have TOO F%$^ MUCH CASCADES in them.
LOL! Great Reason!

I brew because my mother-in-law knew I loved beer and she bought me a great book (Check out my Book Review of Making Beer by William Mares) and it created a monster. It was a great hobby before I moved to Germany for 5 years. I then went from Beer Heaven to Beer Hell when I moved from Germany to Utah. Home Brewing became a fact of life there.

Moving to All Grain was a life changing experience as the beers I make (like other folks here) are as good if not better than what can be purchased in the store (and I'm not talking BMC here).

Nothing beats the self satisfaction of pulling the tap on a self created brew and bringing the glass to your lips. Ahhhhhh.

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:39 PM   #20
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Brewing gives me time to myself, it lets me express myself because I think of it as an artform, and it gets my wife so I get lucky more often



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