At one point, I sent out an email to my co-workers to request their empty beer bottles so that I could use them for homebrew. Immediately after this, I was hit up with a lot of questions from curious co-workers about homebrewing, and two guys expressed pretty sincere interest in giving it a shot.
I pointed both of them to www.howtobrew.com
. One of them never mentioned homebrewing after this, but I can't speculate on the reason. Maybe he was intimidated, maybe he just got too busy to think about it, whatever.
The other guy occasionally came back every now and then with a few questions about where I shopped, whether I had recipes I could share if he got into it, etc.
Today, he came by my cube to tell me he was picking up some gear this weekend. I asked him what he was buying (so that I could offer suggestions or changes) and...
this guy is going whole-hog!
He's getting enough glass to do 2 or 3 batches at a time, propane burner, 10 gallon SS pot w/ a tap, a fridge to control fermentation, and buying a complete kegging set-up for the fridge he already has in the garage!
Wow. Talk about jumping in with both feet!