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Old 10-19-2005, 06:35 AM   #11
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I had my first whole beer around 17. It was actually many MGDs....in a funnel with a hose attached....Then there was the drugstore vodka, whiskey, and Bacardi that didnt play well together and had something to do with losing my keys, but thats another story. Gone are the days.

I brewed my first batch with the equipment kit from Midwest when I was 20. Didnt know what I was doing and made a godawful batch of Belgian Honey. It had tons of sediment due to careless siphoning, tasted terrible as a result, and was warm going down. Who knows, it might have had wild yeast or bacteria, but I couldnt tell what made it so nasty.


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Old 10-19-2005, 07:52 AM   #12
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I don't remember my first beer.
started homebrewing this year, 28.


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Old 10-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #13
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Had my first beer when I was 14 or 15. Started brewing my own 3 years ago when I was 44.
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:22 PM   #14
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Started brewing a couple months ago. Still 23 here. Had my first sample when I was small (7 maybe )
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Old 10-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #15
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i started brewing around age 21, brewed for about 3 years, took an 8 year break and now i'm waiting for my stuff to come in the mail so i can start up again!!! no breaks!!!
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:03 PM   #16
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First drink when I was 16. First brew at 18 (using Mr. Beer - don't tell anyone).
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:06 PM   #17
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I don't count the sips my Dad gave me when I was less than ten - the whole purpose of those was to KEEP me from drinking the stuff. It was Iron City or DuQuesne (an old Pittsburgh area brew).

My first actual drinking beer was when I was maybe 13 or 14. I started brewing them myself just short of a year ago, at age 51.

Edit - attempted spelling correction.

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Old 10-19-2005, 07:21 PM   #18
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First brew? 16. Haven't really done it at all since back then, only 3-4 batches at the time. I'm 25 now and have 3 in the primary, first attempt since then.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:27 PM   #19
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3 batches in the primary at once? Good lord, that's a lot. I hope you have a ton of empty bottles handy!

First taste of beer? maybe 8 years old.
First full can? 18 years old.
First homebrew? 22 years old.

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Old 10-19-2005, 07:32 PM   #20
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Well, I have 2 6 gallon ciders going, the concentrate one and the really expensive juice one, and I also have a 1 gallon craynberry and grape one (2/3 craynberry, 1/3 grape) concentrate one that is being done just out of curiosity.

It also struck me... can you, instead of using a lot of bottles, just use 1 gallon jugs? Be a decent serving portion... no?


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