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Old 02-10-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
Sep 2007
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Just curious to see how long some people on the forum have been brewing. I have been brewing for almost a year. Ive got 11 batches, and one batch of Apfelwein under my belt. Not as much as Id like to brew, but Im kicking it up slowly but surely. I read posts on here, and there is so much knowledge going throughout this board that I often wonder, "man how long has this guy been brewing?" So just curious how long everyone has been brewing.

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #2
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Oct 2006
Hayden, Idaho
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I have been brewing since July of 2006 if you include Mr. Beer. Started 5 gallon batches in DEC 2006. All total, I have about 10 batches, but will up production when I start doing AG batches in a couple of weeks.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
Willy Boner
May 2007
Drain OR
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I bottled my 1st brew a stout on 1/8/07, I gave (2) 22 oz.'s to a buddy who sort of told me how to do it. He brought them over a couple days ago to show me what letting them condition a long time would make. It was nice to drink some of the first brew I ever did! But I could not tell that much difference between letting them bulk condition in primary for a month and bottle conditioning for a year.
In pursuit of my next one!

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Old 02-10-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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Nov 2007
Southeastern US
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First brewed some three batches in 2003/2004, quit, then started back Nov '07, have brewed three batches this go around. Just ordered ingredients for two more batches so I guess I'll go past last time. Lots of folks on here lots longer.

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #5
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Sep 2007
Downingtown, PA
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1991, until about 2003. Took a few years off.
Stumbled on this site last year, got the bug again, and started kegging and brewing more than I used to (7 batches in 6 months). Did my first all grain batch yesterday...
-Those that know don’t close the door on those that don’t know (The Gourds, "Education Song")...
-The brewer's yeast ferments, and forgives, all that you did...(The Gourds, "Right in the Head")...

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #7
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Apr 2007
Little Elm, TX
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5-6 years off and on, last 2 years I've really gotten into it
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:26 AM   #8
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Nov 2007
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Since about November of 2007, initially with a Mr. Beer kit, now with real equipment (albeit in small batches).

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:40 AM   #9
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Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
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I'm not really sure- maybe 2 or 3 years ago. I started with wine, and mead, and then tried a Beer Machine. I did two batches with the Beer Machine and then started with extract brewing with steeping grains. I've been doing all-grain since December '06.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:42 AM   #10
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Jul 2007
Cape Coral Florida
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1 1/2 years and almost 50 batches. I went in with both feet and was already running.
Without a doubt the best hobby for anyone who REALLY likes good beer

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