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Old 02-19-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
Feb 2011
Brooklyn, NY
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Used a little of my return to buy a decoction ladle, yeast aeration system, stir plate, and bigger kettle. Thinking of also investing in some wine equipment.
Primary: Czech Dark Lager, Premium American Lager, Vanilla Porter, India Red Ale, Chocolate Bock
Secondary: Home Smoked Rauchbier, Doppelbock
Keg: California Common
Bottled: Dusseldorf Alt, Malt Liquor, Classic American Pils, Bourbon Barrel Cider, Wee Heavy

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:00 AM   #12
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Aug 2012
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Awesome good to hear everyone's new plans. On the cc debt I will also be paying off my cards before buying my new equipment.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:02 AM   #13
Sep 2008
Denver, CO
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I have to pay 1k. I don't know how I screwed up my estimates that bad. But did buy a full all grain setup and grain mill with hubby's Christmas bonus!

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:04 AM   #14
Dec 2012
Jonquiere, Canada
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Tax return????!?!? How can that happen? Oh, yeah, i'm in Canada and you guys are in the US....

If I would get a tax return I would definitely buy another CO2 tank , 2 more faucets and all the needed hardware.

Cheers !

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:47 AM   #15
Jun 2010
San Diego
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Made a deal with the wife prior to deployment that I would sell my equipment, in return I got to buy all new stuff with the tax return. I have over $1000 worth of stuff in my Northern Brewer shopping cart waiting for the money to hit. Here's my list.

Temp Control
25 Gallon brewpot
Stir plate
5000ml flask
Barley crusher(15 Lb hopper)
digital scale
o2 system
therminator plate chiller
Liquid Medication Brewery

Primary: Pale Ale

Secondary: None

Bottled: None

Keg: Chipotle Stout

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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Nov 2008
Holland, Michigan
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I have to pay in around $430 this year. Better than last years $800. But I did donate a LOT of stuff this year including nearly a whole household worth of appliances.

But even if I did get a return, I don't think I would buy beer stuff. I have just about everything I want, except maybe a bigger mashtun. I was thinking my next major purchase will be a welder. But then, I could use it to put together a single tier or something. Would that then qualify as brew related?
Does that make me an ***hole?

No, that's not what makes you an ***hole.

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #17
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Oct 2012
Ramona, California
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Originally Posted by KurtB View Post
I will be buying nothing with my tax refund as I should not be getting one. If everything goes as planned, I should owe $1 in taxes. I hate giving the government an interest free loan of my money by overpaying my taxes throughout the year.
that's what everyone should do.....why give them "$1000" interest free and get it back in April?
"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?"

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #18
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buffalo, new york
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I wish. New York State only takes your money.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #19
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Doh that sucks. It is kind of nice to get money back but at the same time I would rather not have it taken out to begin with.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #20
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Dec 2010
Spartanburg, SC
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Working on a refi on the house, and may need to bring some cash to closing. I cant complain as it us going to knock 12 years off the term with only a slight change in payment.

If not, I am going to buy the rest if the equipment for my brew stand.

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