« on: November 17, 2010, 05:46:59 AM »
I've gotten the impression from this thread that a lot of us have tried or been "forced" to brew more than usual, and not many of us enjoyed it. It makes me wonder if I would enjoy professionally brewing as much as I like to daydream about.
I've always wondered if brewing professionally would ruin a perfectly good hobby. I've helped brew at a couple of 10 barrel breweries and found the work to be hard, but satisfying. Certainly not as much time to relax because there is always something that needs to be done in a commercial setting as opposed to reading a magazine and smoking a cigar while the mash converts at home. There's most likely more stress involved in making beer that is good enough for people to want to buy. A mistake could potentially cost a lot of time and money.
But most pro brewers tell me that "it's better than working at a real job"