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Old 03-22-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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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...

MAN!

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!

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Old 03-22-2006, 07:06 PM   #2
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Way to preach it! Repent and Brew, sinners!

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Yes, I too am a converted co-worker. Just started talking about it with a colleague and wham-bam I've got 2 batches worth of equipment myself. Is he going AG from the start?
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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Yes, I too am a converted co-worker. Just started talking about it with a colleague and wham-bam I've got 2 batches worth of equipment myself. Is he going AG from the start?
As far as I know, he's going the extract route first. I never really asked, just assumed that's what he would do.

He made no mention of mash tun or anything when he rolled off the gear he was buying, but I guess he could have made one himself.

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Yes, I too am a converted co-worker. Just started talking about it with a colleague and wham-bam I've got 2 batches worth of equipment myself. Is he going AG from the start?
Me too. A co-worker had The Complete Joy of Home Brewing and I asked him about it. He let me take the book home and I read it cover to cover that night. I had my equipment and brewed a batch that weekend. I was all grain brewing about 8 months later. Ten years later here I am!
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I started when a mate told me about how he had a friend who started his own brewery. I like the sound of it, but figured I had to start somewhere, so my interest in homebrewing was born.

Maybe someday I will have my own brewery...
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Man, you're going to have to step your game up to maintain your alpha-brewer status of the pack!
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:22 PM   #8
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I look at it as another chance to get good beer. Uh, dude, can I have more of oyur beer for comparison and research?

The more homebrewers the better, IMHO. I would love to see Budweiser continue to dip thier profits.
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Man, you're going to have to step your game up to maintain your alpha-brewer status of the pack!
I'm prowling on the perimeter.
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I'm prowling on the perimeter.
I smell blood! Or is that hefeweizen?


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