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Old 01-07-2006, 02:16 AM   #1
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Man my homebrew has been vanishing lately. I've gone through 10 gallons in 2 weeks and now I only have my "special reserve" sunshine wheat. I made some Light Ale and kegged it, but its not quite ready to drink and a little too light for me. SWMBO will like it at least.

It seems people like coming over to the house a lot more since I started homebrewing... then even more once I started kegging. It's cool though, b/c I'm averaging around 20$/5 gallons. Thats really nothing, not factoring in your time involved though... around 2 - 2 1/2 hours.

I like it though, but just ready for others to start so I can drink their beer and critique it . SWMBO's dad got me started and now he's diggin my stuff more than his, mainly b/c I'll try different styles than he will. But we have "sampling" each others brew. He got me a Tap-a-Draft for xmas so I could bring my up to him since I started kegging

Enough rambling it's Friday!!!
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Old 01-07-2006, 02:51 AM   #2
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Special Reserve. I like that. Thats going what I'm going to call all my 5 gallon batches from now on. 10 Gallons will be just ..uh...uh.. normal?
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:12 AM   #3
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I'm a little concerned about the construction of the new garage. The contractor tells everybody that I homebrew (not that he's had any of it yet). This is a guy that drank 2 quarts of hard (10.5 ABV) cider in an afternoon and said he was feelin' it a little. I may have to get a lock for the brewery.

Or I could mix 1 part PRA with 2 parts water and serve that.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:44 AM   #4
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It's kind of a dilema for me. I want my friends to try my beer and don't want to be greedy, but they kind of look at it as "free" beer. It only cost me $25 bucks for 55 of them. Only problem is that by the time I give several friends one or two beers, I'm down to about a case. That's just not enough beer for all of my hard work.
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:05 AM   #5
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Yeah, it's amazing some times peoples attitudes toward things you have made your self. Just because something you made didn't cost to much money doesn't mean it didn't cost you blood, sweat and tears.
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Old 01-07-2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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If I may, remind them it's a hobby, and you'll be glad to teach them for a trade, some of theirs for some of yours. Before you know it, you've got a homebrew club.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:09 PM   #7
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I brew quite a bit because I love the hobby, love experimenting with different styles. However, I can't drink it all. I enjoy having little get-togethers and having all the buds come over and drink off the tap, and float a keg.

I usually try to have 2 on tap all the time--one easy drinker and one "private reserve". The latest private reserve is the smoked porter. It is special--meaning I don't want the swill drinkers coming over and pouring a pint and then dumping 3/4 of it. I love it when my buds bug me to brew up another fat tire batch so they can come over.

I wish more of you guys were closer so we could all try out each others' beers. I'm not boasting, but my last few have improved 100 fold over from when I first started.
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Old 01-07-2006, 04:09 PM   #8
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Yep I'm trying to teach them, but its takin a little time I suppose. It's in all good fun though. As long as they help me make it and the cleaning everynow and then... they have earned their brew...
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I wish more of you guys were closer so we could all try out each others' beers. I'm not boasting, but my last few have improved 100 fold over from when I first started.

Yeah. I used to have a British neighbor who brewed, so we were always trying each others beers. I ended up working for his compony for a while early 90's. We built the vehicle health monitors for the docklands rail project. He was the CEO. It used to really piss off my immediate boss (fracking popus prick) when the CEO would come in and start talking brewing with me. haha
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:28 AM   #10
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Tell them all that you're happy to share the love, but coming over empty-handed just isn't cool. If they F you by bringing Milly Lite, transfer it into bottles and serve it to them next time as your "Awesome Miller Lite clone".
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