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Old 12-04-2012, 01:28 AM   #61
Jan 2011
oakland, california
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99.9% hombrew in my house. we buy beer from 2 california craft breweries and various belgian sours. i certainly have not tried every craft beer out there but so far have liked 2 breweries enough to buy on a semi regular basis. too malty or not enough hop flavor or aroma is what i very often find with craft brews, those are 2 things i can control so that's why i brew/drink my own beer. i tried this yrs GABF gold winning IPA (Tap It Brewing Company), a malty mess in my view. very often i find myself holding the same glass of (malty, low hop aroma or flavor) beer with a different label on the bottle. clearly people love those beers since they are selling very well and i'm not hating on them, wish it was me, but i'd rather brew my own.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:37 AM   #62
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Jul 2010
Salt Lake City, UT
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About 6 months into homebrewing I decided I would only drink homebrew for a year. Now, I'm not like some I read on here who have trouble drinking enough beer to make space for their next batch. I have one or two beers on a work night and 6 or so on days off. So finding room in the pipeline isn't too hard usually. I managed to do it, although I did move to 10g batches towards the end of the year. Now I usually only buy beer so I can try different styles or check out breweries I'm interested in.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:20 AM   #63
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Nov 2010
Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
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I had a break with homebrewing ,since spring because I had so much stocked up. Even with a varied refrigerater full/maxed out( and consistanly new incoming-bordering obsessive) of craft beer in my spare fridge, I think I still may have more homebrew aging. IM gonna say 50/50 currently though. Probably 60/40 but I havent been inspired to count,untill I get more organized and inspired to be more organized then Ill count,until then I'll be lazy about it, I guess. Sounds like a good plan of motivation.
Nice thread start,probablay a long journey ahead.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #64
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Nov 2011
Plymouth, MA
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Maybe 25% homebrew. I have a 7 month old and I do small batches. Even so, I really like trying new brews. I have at least one new beer a day (over the last three months I've had over 100). Nothing ego about it either, I just can't imagine brewing a new style without sampling MANY different offerings. I do this for research and also to train my palette. I have really learned a lot about what I like and want in my homebrew over the past year.

I can't even remember the last time I bought a beer I have had before.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #65
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Feb 2012
Benidorm, Alicante/Spain
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Im around 90% I still buy beer not because Im out of my own (I brew more than I can drink) only to try stuff, call it research if you want to for me is just spending a little money in the one thing I love: beer. I have to say I buy much less comercial beer than before brewing and i rather prefer trying things in a pub than at home.

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