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Old 03-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #11
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It all boils down to pride in your craft.
Pun intended?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #12
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Revvy, can you describe how long it would take when you normally brew? If you're building a brand new recipe from scratch week after week, then that would be significantly longer than your usual. If you only do that research every once and a while, and tend to research recipes very quickly, then I'd be interested more in that response. Does that make sense?

Feel free to not answer certain parts of the survey if it doesn't apply - no question is "required." I appreciate your help!

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #13
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I started because of a free Mr. Beer kit, but continue because
1) I like cooking and this is similar
2) although I am a noob, my few all-grain brews have been surprisingly tasty
3) Sharing the results with friends and hearing
"I've never had anything like this! Got some more?"
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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For the workout. Lots of exercise.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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I think, therefore, I brew
I brew, therefore I drink.

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #17
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I gave up on the questionnaire because the answers do not really fit my experience. For instance I usually start a recipe, save it, return and review it several times before finalizing it. So, 20,160 minutes from start to finish but differing times depending on my revisions. for the equipment setup time - who knows? - I start the setup - then start brewing - more setup - more brewing etc.

How much do I like cleanup? Not much but it is unavoidable. The descriptions given do not describe my emotions when doing the cleanup.
How long does it take to clean up? another one that would be a total guess since there is cleanup before during and after the brew session.
How long does heating the mash water typically take you? It depends on the temperature of the water and the air temperature. In the summer just a few minutes - in the winter much longer.
How long does measuring out grain typically take you? It depends on the recipe and the number of ingredients.

So there are no easy answers. How much do I like the different processes? It depends on a lot of variables. How long do the different things take? There are also too many variables to give a stock answer. My average all grain brew day takes about 6 hours, my average BIAB takes about 4 hours, extract I think was about 3 but I have not done one for almost 1.5 years.

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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Camaraderie(did i spell that right? looks wrong).

Creativity- making something complex from four basic things.

The Challenge- building new equipment. brewing correctly.

The sense of inner peace knowing i have 100 gallons of beer in my basement.

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #19
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #20
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Man that survey was annoying.. I hope it does somebody some good because it killed the heck out of my 10 minutes.

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