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Cultkid

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When you get a free beer fridge off Kijiji or Craigslist and after cleaning it you automatically spray it down with Starsan it "just in case"...
 

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When you dump and wash out the bin you keep dog food in, because you need a swamp cooler. True story. Had to do it tonight because the batch I was gonna keg wasn't quite ready, so no room in the ferm chamber. On a side note, contractor bags work great for storing dog food...
 

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When you have 6 cases of beer under your bed, a full wine fridge, a fermenter filled, and still think that you are running low on beer supply.
 

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I just got back from a Caribbean cruise. Several of our excursions involved smaller boats, or included beverages. I caught myself admiring some of their Coleman coolers (they used them for holding boat stuff, or the drinks for us vacationers). I kept thinking, "man, that'd make a sweet mash tun." I didn't realize Coleman made a 120-quart cooler. I immediately made a mental note to keep an eye open for one on Kijiji, as my 50-quart can only handle 5-gallon batches and I'd like to try a 10-gallon batch.
 

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When you don't mind getting stuck at draw bridge or train tracks cause you get to read though HBT.

Norfolk va. Represent. Way too many tracks and bridges. And now I don't avoid them.
 

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michael_mus said:
You find a great deal on brew supplies while browsing craigslist, email the seller and then spend 60 minutes hitting REFRESH on your inbox.
Agreed!
 

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When you have 6 cases of beer under your bed, a full wine fridge, a fermenter filled, and still think that you are running low on beer supply.
Lol, AMEN brother!

SWMBO: "Honey, what's that blinking light over the basement door?"

WilliamSlayer: "Hmmm, the automatic low volume light you say? Best get ta brewin..." (rolls up sleeves)
 

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Nah,I was waitin on the starter to drop from friday. Stuck it in the fridge this morning. Got the spring water & ice a lil while ago to hopefully brew tomorrow. The Cooper's heritage lager can should be comming in tomorrow too for the dark lager recipe.
 

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when you pour water in the coffee pot and think that you should make some adjustments to the water chemistry to make the coffee taste just a little better....
 

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You're making spaghetti sauce, and you add basil and oregano at 60 minutes, 30 mnutes, 10 minutes, and flameout.

"Will it ferment?" becomes a family road-trip game.
 

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You keep typing IPA instead of PDF (I'm debating my next brew)
Is it taking a class or something? Just what went threw my head when I read that.

You: Hey brew, you're going to be an IPA.
Brew: Nope, hefeweizen.
You: How do you justify the use of wheat in beer with all the starving people in the world?
Brew: How do you justify all that breathing with all the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
 

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When your sister texts to say she's taking a tour of Stone Brewery for 'work' (Can't fathom why since she works HR for a large computer company) and needs a couple of smart sounding question to ask to look smart in front of her bosses.
 

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When your wife is glad you have bottles that need to carb and that means you'll keep the woodstove going.
 

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When the power company says you won't have electricity until Thursday night by 11 and you're more concerned over your fermenting brew than your freezing pipes.
 

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When you wake up from a dream where you taste tested your latest batch. It tasted -- nightmarishly -- bland, like soda.
 

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When you wake up from a dream where you taste tested your latest batch. It tasted -- nightmarishly -- bland, like soda.
I bottled a batch a while back and didn't have any star san so I soaked the bottles in bleach water. One of the guys helping me bottle didn't rinse all the bottles properly so some of them ended up with a nasty chlorphenol taste. Since then, I've had "nightmares" where I pop open a bottle and smell band-aids - and then proceed to pour and drink it and taste band-aids - and then I can't get rid of the awful taste but I can't wake up... AAAAH!!
 

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You switch from coffee to tea just so you can steep on a daily basis.
 

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this has been mentioned before, but it happened to me this morning

cooking oatmeal. water got to a boil, I turned it down to med-hi. added the oats and when it threatened to boil over, thought, "hot break!"
 

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You know you are a homebrewer when you plan out a brew day, get all your ingredients ready and right as you finish "mashing-in" your grain your wife/gf comes in and exclaims...

"What the *#&$ are you doing! It's our Anniversary tonight!"


But, you come up with a quick, witty excuse for forgetting...

"I just thought I'd surprise you and brew an Anniversary Ale for you, Honey!"
 
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