Deployed and miss brewing - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Deployed and miss brewing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
zelltj
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
29 Palms
Posts: 74
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Well, I've been in the 'Stan for about a month and the bug has got me. I miss brewing so much that I almost crave it. I'm left thinking through my brew processes and pretending that I'm brewing. All I can think about it is upgrading my setup and building a new rig. This deployment is going to take forever! At least in the end I should have enough cash saved up to build a nice new single teir. Does anyone have any good ideas? Maybe someone can point me in the direction of some good builds so I can print them off during my limited time on the internet. Thanks everyone!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
iijakii
Recipes 
 
Jun 2010
Portland-ish, OR
Posts: 6,003
Liked 1789 Times on 1119 Posts


Step one: Browse the DIY subforum daily.
Step two: Spend ALL your money the week you get back.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
KFH
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 179
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by iijakii View Post
Step one: Browse the DIY subforum daily.
Step two: Spend ALL your money the week you get back.
Step 2 isn't a problem for most people coming off deployment.

I came back from Iraq with about $15k. $5K went towards my car, $5K went towards 2 weeks in Ukraine (best vacation EVER!), and the rest went to student loan and credit card debt.

All that within about a 1 month span.

Oh, I also spent quite a bit Halloween weekend in Vegas.

Good times.
__________________
Infernal Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 12:09 AM   #4
zelltj
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
29 Palms
Posts: 74
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Got it! I'm not sure if I'll come back with that much. I've got a wife and kid at home so I don't get to save as much as I would like. I also tend to put myself way in debt before I leave. Then I have to spend the 7 months digging myself back out!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Reed City, MI
Posts: 30,652
Liked 4765 Times on 3217 Posts


If you want to build, you'll have to give us a better idea of what you want to do. There are a lot of different types of systems.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
Athos710
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 20

I know how you feel man. I've been here 6 months and miss brewing beer more than I miss drinking it. Good luck during your time here and may you brew many fine beers when you return.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
zelltj
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
29 Palms
Posts: 74
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Ya know... I'm not sure exactly what I want to do. I know I want to build some sort of single teir system with a pump or 2 running off propane (for now). I think I want to avoid having to buy a bunch of new equipment. My orange cooler and Bayou Classic SS pot work just fine. I don't know... This just gives me something to dream about for a while. I've got 6 months before I'm out of here so I've got plenty of time to plan.

Thanks for your service Athos! If it wasn't a punishable offense, I'd start brewing in my tent. Maybe some Apfelwien..... >

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 09:23 PM   #8
crash1292
Recipes 
 
Oct 2010
milwaukee
Posts: 248
Liked 30 Times on 16 Posts


thank you all for your service....stay safe

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #9
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


I'd start by GIS single tier brew stands and look at the images. Most of them seem to be located at some site called homebrewtalk.com. I don't think you can search the HBT images directly though.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Did I Miss? Pappers_ General Chit Chat 4 07-08-2011 03:07 PM
Deployed Homebrewers Cheeto General Chit Chat 4 04-21-2009 02:07 AM
Since I have been hooked on brewing, my other hobbies miss me humann_brewing General Chit Chat 27 03-13-2009 08:32 PM
just had a near-miss DeathBrewer General Chit Chat 69 02-08-2008 08:06 PM


Forum Jump