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View Poll Results: What year was my brewery established?
2005--the plan was in place, the equipment/ingredients were purchased 15 25.86%
2006--until you pitch that yeast, you ain't no brewer 43 74.14%
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Ok, so I got my first beer kit and ingredients for x-mas in 2005, but I didn't actually brew the first batch until January 2006.

It is of my opinion that once the equipment and ingredients were purchased for the inaugural brew, that should be the established date, correct?

Or does it have to be the actual date that the first beer was made?

What say you guys?

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Old 03-02-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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OK, so when did your SWMBO exactly purchase the kit??? You received for Christmas, but when did she buy it???
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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ok when did she think about buying it..
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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2005. You got serious about brewing in 2005.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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2005. You got serious about brewing in 2005.
That's what I think too, but I can see the argument for the other as well.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #6
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When would you have considered yourself a brewer? When you owned the kit, or when you actually had made a batch? When you unwrapped that present, did you say to yourself "Yeah, I'm a brewer now!," or did you not think of yourself in those terms until the wort was boiling?

I'm gonna come down on the side of "2006."
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
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You established your brewery when you set up your kit. I got my kit this past Christmas '07, but didn't brew my first batch til Jan 6, '08. My labels say Est. 2007, because that's when I established all of my equipment, my ingredients, and set my brewing goals.

 
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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Quote:
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When would you have considered yourself a brewer? When you owned the kit, or when you actually had made a batch? When you unwrapped that present, did you say to yourself "Yeah, I'm a brewer now!," or did you not think of yourself in those terms until the wort was boiling?

I'm gonna come down on the side of "2006."
I don't disagree with that logic, but the brewery was pretty much in place in 2005. I had the ingredients and a solid brewday plan in place.

Just because I didn't fire up the burner until 2006, or actually have a fermenting product, I still lean more towards 2005 because I fully intended on starting up the brewery.

The plan was well into motion prior to January 06.

I don't know, that is why I asked!

EDIT: Time for a poll!!!!!!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:35 PM   #9
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I say when you got your kit should be the time when you began brewing. I'm not only a brewer when I'm in front of my kettle, the planning and such is just as important.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:58 PM   #10
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+1 for when you got your kit.
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