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Hobby 77 53.47%
Hobby(maybe a job in the future) 57 39.58%
Job right now 10 6.94%
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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How many of you brew just as a hobby and how many of you do this for a career in a brewery? If you do it just as a hobby, would you ever want to take it another step and try and open up a brewery? I'm just a beginner and have a longggg way to go but I think it would be awesome to one day have my own small brewery...



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Old 10-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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I would love ti brew for a living. I'm trying to convince SWMBO that it would be a good idea to open a supply shop where wr live.


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Old 10-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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How many of you brew just as a hobby and how many of you do this for a career in a brewery? If you do it just as a hobby, would you ever want to take it another step and try and open up a brewery? I'm just a beginner and have a longggg way to go but I think it would be awesome to one day have my own small brewery...
Serious hobby planning on working part time for a fellow brew club friend going pro once up and running.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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I would love ti brew for a living. I'm trying to convince SWMBO that it would be a good idea to open a supply shop where wr live.
Brewing and running a LHBS are two totally different things. With the cheap shipping these days I don't see how it's possible to earn a decent living running a LHBS. Online retailers are where it's at.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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Hobby right now, but how to turn pro eventually. Just taking it one step at a time..
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #6
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Homebrewing is just a hobby for me. I fear that even considering it as a career would ruin it...

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #7
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Homebrewing is just a hobby for me. I fear that even considering it as a career would ruin it...
+1 this! I tried turning a previous hobby into a prefession and quickly lost the 'fun' factor. I made a profit and met my customer's needs but it just wasn't fun anymore.

I refuse to do that with any of my current hobbies.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
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I have noticed a few guys in the industry that I work with have lost the passion for homebrewing.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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Never more than a hobby!

I have other hobbies that I do for fun, too- like soapmaking. If I ever "had" to do it, it would be work. And I'd have to find another hobby.

I donate my soaps to organizations to sell, and give to friends but I will NOT sell them. Because then people want to buy them. That changes the whole thing.

Same with beer. I'm already retired from one job, and not looking for another. Brewing and winemaking I do for ME and my spouse and my friends. Never for anything else!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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I started brewing when I was 19 I am 22 now and I have compleated an internship at my local micro and I just went back to school to study for a brewing education program. ask your local micro if you can help out. you could even get free yeast, PBW, grain and growlers if you ask nice



 
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