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View Poll Results: How did you get started in this hobby?
I had a huge vat of honey and needed to do something with it! 2 2.94%
I ilke to build things. Someday, I'll finish my build-out and start brewing. 5 7.35%
I wanted to grow a large, unkempt beard and figured this was the perfect cover. 10 14.71%
I wanted to release my inner Dr. Frankenstein! 9 13.24%
I like to keep the neighbors guessing (and gossiping!) 6 8.82%
The smells from brewing and fermenting keep everyone out of my man cave - as it should be. 0 0%
I drink so much that I figured this would save me enough money to retire on. 20 29.41%
I wanted to make an exact clone of my favorite craft beer. After 3,500 gallons I'm almost there. 5 7.35%
I needed a new hobby and this was #1 on my Google search. 5 7.35%
It meshes perfectly with my anal retentive attention to detial. 6 8.82%
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
Sep 2011
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [PA]
Posts: 369
Liked 81 Times on 53 Posts

My girlfriend had a professor that brewed and she thought it seemed cool so I bought her a starter kit from the lhbs for her birthday. Two years later the kit sat untouched in her moms garage so I decided to try my hand at it. Amazingly the beer was drinkable despite the very old ingredients. At least I had the good sense to keep them refrigerated.

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #12
May 2012
Dayton, ohio
Posts: 57
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A lhbs opened up in town and I would walk by it during day and gaze into it and at thay moment I knew what I wanted for my 21st birthday.

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #13
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Dec 2012
West Jordan, Utah
Posts: 661
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You spelled detail wrong.
Bottled: Mexican Cerveza, Irish Stout, some Blue Moon clone, Pepper Ale, Full Hard Lemonade, Russian Imperial Stout, My first attempt at Mead (JAOM), Black Pearl Porter
Kegged: Blue Moon clone, Irish Red Ale
On Deck: Citra Hop Bomb (small batch) and Cream of Three Crops


Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #14
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May 2012
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 11,078
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I know. I had to type it three times before my brain would leave it that way.
Untappd: mcbaumannerb BEEr

Facebook: BEEr

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:34 AM   #15
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Nov 2011
ft worth
Posts: 419
Liked 52 Times on 38 Posts

My parents were sick of going to the beer store with a list of what brews to buy for me so when I turned 21 they bought me a starter kit and said, "make your own damned beer."

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:08 AM   #16
Sep 2012
Posts: 375
Liked 55 Times on 48 Posts

I also have a Biochemistry degree. I love beer, and I'm very interested in bioprocesses, so it's a great fit. I've had two jobs in the fermentation bioprocesses field (one at a chemical plant and the other in cellulosic ethanol development) and I honestly just can't get enough. Unfortunately, now I work at a chemical company making flavors and fragrances where I can't play with bugs, but I am learning a lot about the chemistry of taste and smell. I also really enjoy growing vegetables and I am interested in growing my own mushrooms (the food kind). To me, brewing is just an extension of my appreciation and curiosity of the living world.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:13 AM   #17
Feb 2013
Posts: 184
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts

My family has brewed for generations, it just is a family tradition that keeps going.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:35 AM   #18
Apr 2013
Central valley, CA
Posts: 398
Liked 47 Times on 36 Posts

I like beer, DIY, and have a PhD in yeast genetics. So homebrew is a no brainer.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:38 AM   #19
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Jan 2012
Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,995
Liked 266 Times on 201 Posts

I was cooking a Shrimp boil in an 8 gallon pot, the guys said "that pot and burner would be great for brewing" two kits later; I'm welding a brew stand for AG.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:39 AM   #20
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Dec 2012
New Brunswick, NJ
Posts: 2,711
Liked 414 Times on 338 Posts

I brew beer to get bitches, bitches love home brew.

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