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Old 02-16-2012, 01:15 AM   #21
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I got burned out as well a couple of years ago, albeit for a much less significant reason than the loss of a loved one. I decided to start back with much simplified, stovetop partial boil with extract and specialty grains recipes. Right back where I first started, but this time with my 9 year old son as my brew helper!

We had so much fun, and the ease of the process and simple clean up was a joy as compared with the 10 gallon AG batches I was doing before the burnout. Have done starters for and brewed four batches over the last several weeks and have fallen back in love with brewing.

Now after all the time off and I'm reading about this BIAB method. It has me very intrigued, but I'm going to be careful to not let it consume my whole world again.

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Old 02-16-2012, 01:20 AM   #22
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Don't worry, your ma lives forever through you. It's not metaphysical, it's just darned genetics and environmental development. Every time you look in the mirror part of her is truly there.

When you die you will live on through your daughter. We truly do live forever through our children.

Take a break if it isn't enjoyable, but I'm certain you'll come back strong. Remember, she's always there a part of you.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:25 AM   #23
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I really understand. I hit some hard times almost two years ago and lost the desire. It took my BIL to get into brewing and always asking question to re-spark my desire. Now I can't believe I stopped. I am more into it than ever.

You may just need time
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:10 AM   #24
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I feel a lot of us have entered into periods of loss (and lost interest in hobbies), but we don't share our feelings. My last brew day was 12/2/11 and I was on track to brew several batches over the Christmas leave, but then my mom who's 82 fell and fractured her femur and I became a care giver to my dad who's 84. The same day mom fell we got word that my younger sister got MRSA. Holy crap. Mom's on track and sister is healed. This last weekend I started dating and now don't know when I'll brew next, but that's a GOOD thing...

Sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:23 AM   #25
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amaizing how an online board can pull together and perk people up. More positive was said to help my head around things here in this thread than i got from all my "friends" here. However in the friends defence they are grieving as well. thanks again all.

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:45 AM   #26
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Sorry about your loss buddy.

Lost my dad almost 5 years ago and I gotta tell ya it does get easier. You wont stop thinking about your loved one, but it wont hurt as much over time. There isnt a day that goes by that some country/western song doesnt remind me of him and his **** eating grin.

Let yourself go through the emotions of losing someone, then head on back. We'll all be here when that time comes.

Lifting a Ruthless Rye to you man. Cheers
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