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View Poll Results: What is you homebrew to commercial brew ratio at home
I drink nothing but homebrew at home 16 7.58%
I drink some commercial brews, but mostly my homebrew 100 47.39%
It's about half and half 62 29.38%
I drink mostly commercial stuff, but I enjoy my homebrew too 29 13.74%
All commercial. My homebrew stinks so I just brew it for fun and dump it 4 1.90%
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Just curious if most of you guys drink more commercial beer at home, or more of your own. Obviously I'm talking strictly about home consumption. Tough to drink homebrew at a restaurant or pub after all.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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I like to sample other varieties and I have a few that really make my flag blow in the wind. My homebrew is good, but I like the variety.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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I buy a couple of bottles or a sixer every couple of months, to either try something new or to satisfy a craving for something I wouldn't want to make 5 gallons of. The rest is brewed in my basement.
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:11 PM   #4
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i'm about half and half, i've never brewed enough to keep up. i give 1/2 or 1/3 of my homebrew to friends. but now i'm brewing every few weeks and building a stock pile up that i hope will allow me to drink about 90% homebrew. but i dont think i'd ever stop buying commercial.

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:13 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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I'm in the half 'n half camp at the moment, but also building a stockpile that should push me closer to 75/25 or so in favor of homebrew. Kegging will allow me to keep more homebrew on hand.

That said, I like trying new commercial beers, so I'll always be looking for something I haven't had before. I also have some commercial favorites that I'll always buy. I can't imagine not picking up Sierra Nevada seasonals, Calico Amber, the odd Stone bomber, etc...
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Old 10-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #7
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I had to be lame and vote for the last option. First batch of homebrew in T-8 days. Untill then, Im a college kid thats got a supernatural BeerPong shot, so the best I can do is chip in more then my friends and AT LEAST upgrade it to Miller Lite. People were not please last week when we played with all Heinis.

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #8
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I buy a couple of 22oz bottles every week just for variety. There's also certain styles that I like every once in a while that I'd rather not brew 5 gallons of.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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My brewing just can't keep up with my drinking. My mainstays of "commercial" beers though include SNPA, Boulevard PA, Goose Island IPA, Point Cascade pale, Bell's stuff, Pete's Wicked Ale, Red Hook Seasonals plus many, many more. I likes me some hops.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:26 PM   #10
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I think the voting is coming out sort of how I expected, and that was my answer as well. I'm fairly new in my return to brewing, but I find myself drinking my own predominently, and supplementing with commercial brews. As others have mentioned, some styles are either difficult to brew well at home (lagers for me) and others just don't lend themselves to allocating full kegs of space for. And of course it's always fun to try new beers that you've not had before.

I'd say that I've been drinking 80% my own, and 20% commercial.
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