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Old 10-18-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
Jun 2005
Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 116

I saw this other post and it got me thinking - how old was everyone when they started? I'm 19, which is pretty young, but I'm sure there are others on here younger than me. I know it's a touchy topic for some people - and I just can't wait until I turn 21 so I can actually taste my beer instead of giving it away

EDIT: I actually made my 1st batch when I was 18, but that was just a few months ago
(sort of) New to the Game

up next:


Keg: empty

maple pumpkin ale
"Straight up" Pale Ale
Java Porter
Smiling Eyes Irish Red
Vanilla Cream Ale

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Old 10-18-2005, 09:57 PM   #2
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Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
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Started what? Drinking? Had my first beer at 8, second at 19! Started brewing at 48.

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Old 10-18-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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Sep 2005
N.E. Iowa
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Started brewing at 40 been brewing for almost one month
Life is to short and the liver can only handle so much, so why waste it on bad beer.

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #4
Sep 2005
Posts: 42

23 for me.

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Old 10-18-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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Aug 2005
Hurst, Tx
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Started brewing at 43.

Primary: Empty

Secondary #2: Empty

Bottle Conditioning: Oatmeal Stout

Drinking from Keg: Ordinary Bitter, Kolsch

Drinking bottled: Brown Autumn Wee Heavy
Hefe Weizen
Peaches and Cream Weizen

"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption... Beer!"
-Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck.

Next up: Hefe Weizen

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:27 AM   #6
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Oct 2005
West Omaha, NE
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first beer..... not really sure. sometime along time ago. started brewing this month at age 23.


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Old 10-19-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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Cheshire, England
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First beer in a bar at 15.

First home brew 4 weeks ago at 37.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:45 AM   #8
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Aug 2005
Chicago, IL
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At 27. a few months ago

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Old 10-19-2005, 12:50 AM   #9
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May 2005
Deepest, darkest Eastern NC
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Had my first beer when I was 6 or 7 . A PBR ( purely blissful refreshment). Hated it, then learned to love it somewhere along the way. Started brewing at 35 with a Mr. Beer kit. Didn't try again until last April . Now, at 37, I'm an addicted homebrewer. There's worse things to be.

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Old 10-19-2005, 01:58 AM   #10
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Sixteen. I had just inherited my grandmother's 1965 Corvair convertible and was on a double date with my best friend and two cheerleaders. We went...wait a minute...what's the question?

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