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View Poll Results: Do You See Yourself Ever NOT Brewing Beer?
NEVER…You’ll have to pry my hydrometer from my cold, dead fingers. (As long as I can drink beer) 35 37.63%
Not likely, I enjoy it and don’t see myself giving it up…but you never know. 54 58.06%
It’s a fun hobby but just that…a hobby. I could take it or leave it. 3 3.23%
In all likelihood, I don’t see myself keeping up with this a year from now. 1 1.08%
I’m already getting tired of this hobby and getting ready to sell my stuff. 0 0%
Been there…done that. Don’t brew anymore. I’m just lingering here at HBT for the fun conversation. 0 0%
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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First I brewed out of curiosity.
Then it moved to fascination.
Then to a yearning to move to the next level.
Then a passion for brewing world class (clone) recipes.
Then a need to share my passion with others (in the form of 7 taps and constantly flowing beer.)
Then a quasi-addiction to quality beer at a fraction of the price.

I guess I don’t see myself stopping unless I have to give up drinking.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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I see myself giving it up someday when I find a SWMBO who doesn't tolerate it...but for now...living the dream.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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I have taken breaks over the past 10+ years but I don't see ever abandoning my brewing.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:44 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoXJ13
I see myself giving it up someday when I find a SWMBO who doesn't tolerate it...but for now...living the dream.
You should find one that does tolerate it. No way I'd marry a chick that wouldn't let me do one of my hobbies I'm really passionate about. My wife complains, but it's usually just in jest. And, she knows I'm not gonna stop.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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I see myself not brewing right now. Guess I need to throw a recipe together and start brewing.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:46 PM   #6
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I've only been brewing for 6 months (9 batches), but I've already gone AG and I am very enthusiastic. I read a lot about beer and brewing. SWMBO is into, too, which is great. We have a long list of beers we want to make, enough to keep us brewing for years.

So, no, at this point I can't imagine giving it up. Eventually the initial rush of energy will fade, but I don't think it will ever go away completely.

I think most of the people on this forum will be the same way. I don't think many people who are contemplating giving up the hobby spend much time in places like this. But I could be wrong.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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I have a tendancy to find a new hobby, obsess about it to the extreme, then back off a bit once I don't feel challenged anymore. The obsession usually lasts about 2-3 years but I never give it up totally.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:48 PM   #8
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It's an obsession, but I've barely brewed in months (hopefully changing this weekend). If we have another child and buy a new house (needing even more work), I could see a situation where I wasn't able to brew more than once every few months. I've developed a great appreciation for good beer, though, so whether drinking or brewing, that's not going to go away.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:50 PM   #9
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I don't see me completely stopping, but do see maybe years that I have to stop. Im to young to say that I will never stop brewing.

 
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
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I had a similar thought for a poll that I've been kicking arond for a few weeks, BierMuncher.

You beat me to the punch again.

I'm still going to post mine.
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