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Old 12-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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I am just starting out and am actually bottling my first batch tomorrow. While thinking about it I got to wondering how much I drink in the future will be commercial and how much will be homebrew. So approximately what percentage of your consumption is homebrew/commercial?

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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85-90%. Homebrew is so fresh and delicious.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:51 AM   #4
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This. I only buy beer when, God forbid, Im unable to brew for a while and run low on homebrew. This has only occurred once, fortunately!

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:53 AM   #5
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About 70-30% Homebrew/Commercial. I live across the street from a grocery store that has an incredible selection of beer. I drink about a six pack a night and so does my girlfriend. I brew about 5 1/2 gallons a week. I need to start brewing 10 or 11 gallon batches.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:53 AM   #6
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Congrats on your first batch!
First year or so was 90% commercial 10% homebrew, I had a lot of fun drinking craft beers to save the bottles for homebrew. Those have gradually switched places as the pipeline filled up and I moved to kegging so I didn't need a supply of bottles.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:59 AM   #7
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At least 99%. The only time I buy commercial beers anymore is when I eat out which is very rarely.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:02 AM   #8
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I would guess I am about 60% home brew. I buy a fairly substantial amount of commercial beer because I like to try new/rare offerings from local breweries or when I travel. That being said, a lot of the commercial stuff I buy are single bombers. I think that trying new beers is essential to keeping me motivated to brew quality beer. Finally, there are a handful of breweries out there that produce such a good product that it would be a crime not to enjoy one every once in a while.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:05 AM   #9
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None except for a run to the not so local bottle shop, unless I go out on the town or run out of homebrew. Ive been doin good lately about keepin the pipeline flowin

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:05 AM   #10
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75% homebrew. I like Deschutes and elysian quite a lot. Sometimes I grab a Sam Adams mixed pack when I want variety. Occasionally I treat myself to a few 90 minutes from dogfish head. Typically homebrew is cheaper and is more the flavors I prefer.

 
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