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Old 08-25-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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I just answered a question as to will you ever quit brewing. As a brewer, I wonder why? My thoughts are some of us make it too complicated. We make it too expensive. People do this for the wrong reasons.

When somebody talks to me about brewing, I ask them why do they want to brew
? for me it is the recipe. I love to cook and I love to sit down with a real chef and discuss recipes. To make real beer its 6-7 hours of being attentive and making notes on what your doing. Some of you love the gadgets. I viewed beerpastors gallory and said I'm not in his league. Note I'm here because of one of his recipes.
My mentor told me about the picnic cooler system, I love it. Why do you want to do this at all given the time? Please note I'm on a bottle of sangioviesse and a RIS. So lets BS, or for you itellects there is a word that begins with a p that will work also

 
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:56 AM   #2
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People quit homebrewing!?
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:08 AM   #3
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:10 AM   #4
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So, I quess neeither of you has an opinion?

 
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:17 AM   #5
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I think there are two big reasons that most people quit. The first is time. That's the one that keeps me from brewing more often than I do. The second one is boredom. Some people are interested in learning how to make beer or building a system, then lose interest once they get to a point where they are comfortable.
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:21 AM   #6
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I think the #1 reason for quit brewing goes hand in hand with a spouse sick and tired of their hobby, them getting drunk all the time, and threatening with a divorce...OK, it's a combination reason...

#2 has to be not pleased with their results. This probably stems from a lack of drive and a lack patience to allow the brew to come into its full potential (drinks it too soon)...somewhere along a thin line of an oxymoron if you ask me...

But that's just my opinion.
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:30 AM   #7
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if i lost both my arms in a horrible accident, i'd probably quit brewing. but i'd still make someone do it for me
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:33 AM   #8
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if i lost both my arms in a horrible accident, i'd probably quit brewing. but i'd still make someone do it for me
You're going to have a hard time making anyone do anything if you have no arms. Besides, you'd probably end up spending most of your time figuring our how to spank your monkey.
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i'll need help with that too. i can still headbutt you, damn it
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:39 AM   #10
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I have two other reasons I think people turn in their racking canes:

1) Love it but can't do it anymore - Let's face it, brewing your own beer lends itself to more drinking. It's more handy. More tasty. It's the fruit of our labor and there is always the next recipe to try. More drinking for some, will result in a downward slide to the point where they hit the ole - "my life has got to change" stage in life. Next thing you know...their stuff is on Craigs List. I have two fermenters, 85 bottles, a capper and a bunch of other odds and ends from just such an individual.

B) Been there, done that - Like any hobby, it has it's enthuisiasts who dive in becuase it's new, fun and different. Once it is now longer new and different, the fun usually fades and they move on to the next "thing". I only hope that I don't reach that point.

So basically it's "I shouldn't do this any more" or "I'm tired of doing this".

I hope that the beer gods spare me either of these curses.

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