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Title: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: ccfoo242 on March 14, 2012, 01:50:22 AM
...you're watching an episode of Hoarders and notice that they're tossing a BLUE, rectangular cooler and think "damn, I could use that as a mash tun!"

 :o
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: jamminbrew on March 14, 2012, 01:54:11 AM
...you go to Home Depot to buy something for work, and walk out with ONLY stuff for your brewing...
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bluesman on March 14, 2012, 02:01:56 AM
....your hops are taking up half the available space of an upright freezer.  ::)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Pinski on March 14, 2012, 03:09:23 AM
... you have absolutely no doubt you've got a completely rational, neigh pragmatic argument to acquire a third chest freezer for the garage in less than a year.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on March 14, 2012, 03:36:28 AM
You own an autoclave and have a refrigerator with nothing but slants in it.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bo on March 14, 2012, 03:39:41 AM
you spend more time posting about homebrewing than actually brewing.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: pyrite on March 14, 2012, 04:21:48 AM
When you’re at a pool supply store shopping for a pool filter and inadvertently stumble upon nylon mesh bags that can be used for dry hopping.  Jack pot!
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: euge on March 14, 2012, 04:58:41 AM
You buy a house after serious consideration as to how the brewery will work in there. 8)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Pinski on March 14, 2012, 06:21:29 AM
You buy a house after serious consideration as to how the brewery will work in there. 8)

That's the plan! ;)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on March 14, 2012, 07:47:54 AM
You buy a house after serious consideration as to how the brewery will work in there. 8)

And/or spending a lot of time playing with/dreaming about brewery design - in that new space with CADD...
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: DrewG on March 14, 2012, 10:13:44 AM
....your girlfriend really does know the difference between an Irish Red and a Flanders Red
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: dimik on March 14, 2012, 10:29:28 AM
... you have a hood and half the fridge is taken up by petri dishes at your apartment...
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: alcaponejunior on March 14, 2012, 10:44:41 AM
you have to have your room mate take care of certain brewing oriented tasks for you while you're away for work...
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: beersk on March 14, 2012, 01:36:01 PM
You brew beer.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: EHall on March 14, 2012, 02:48:53 PM
...when you already have 3 freezers and your wife comes home from work and says, 'one of the Drs at work has a freezer for sale.'
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Slowbrew on March 14, 2012, 03:32:30 PM
When a package arrives and no one knows what it's for but they automatically put in your brewing area because "It's for Dad, it's probably for his brewery".

Paul
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Jimmy K on March 14, 2012, 04:06:11 PM
You think you're low on beer when you have less than a 6 month supply of homebrew ready to drink.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Hokerer on March 14, 2012, 04:39:40 PM
When a package arrives and no one knows what it's for but they automatically put in your brewing area because "It's for Dad, it's probably for his brewery".

Paul

Mine go even one better.  When a package arrives, they call me at work and ask if there's anything in the box that needs to go in the fridge/freezer
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: denny on March 14, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
You brew beer.

!
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Slowbrew on March 14, 2012, 06:43:27 PM
When a package arrives and no one knows what it's for but they automatically put in your brewing area because "It's for Dad, it's probably for his brewery".

Paul

Mine go even one better.  When a package arrives, they call me at work and ask if there's anything in the box that needs to go in the fridge/freezer

I need to tell them they've been one up-ed.   ;D
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: dbeechum on March 14, 2012, 06:47:06 PM
You notice that the AHA website is down faster than your own website.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Slowbrew on March 14, 2012, 06:47:16 PM
... you install new shelves in the shop "to get some tools off the floor".  After sorting and organizing you realize the tools are all still on the floor but your brewing gear now all neatly on the shelving.

In addition you also notice that you still don't have enough room for all you brewing toys.

Paul
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: morticaixavier on March 14, 2012, 06:47:56 PM
You notice that the AHA website is down faster than your own website.

+1

I was just about to post

... when you discover the AHA forum is down and it makes you a little uneasy.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: euge on March 14, 2012, 06:59:23 PM
You notice that the AHA website is down faster than your own website.

+1

I was just about to post

... when you discover the AHA forum is down and it makes you a little uneasy.

I took the opportunity to throw some junk out. ;)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Hokerer on March 14, 2012, 07:05:08 PM
I took the opportunity to throw some junk out. ;)

I actually had to pay attention to work, major bummer
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bluesman on March 14, 2012, 07:37:03 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: ccfoo242 on March 14, 2012, 07:38:37 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

*guilty*
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bluesman on March 14, 2012, 07:47:07 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

*guilty*

as charged!  8)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: theDarkSide on March 14, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

You spent your entire lunch hour and breaks doing something other than the AHA forum...because you are on it the rest of the time you are at work  :o
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: thebigbaker on March 14, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

I work from home, how about spending your entire work day on the AHA forum!
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: morticaixavier on March 14, 2012, 08:00:06 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

You spent your entire lunch hour and breaks doing something other than the AHA forum...because you are on it the rest of the time you are at work  :o

I don't know what you are tal... oh crap the boss.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bluesman on March 14, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
...you spend your entire lunch hour and breaks on the AHA forum.  8)

You spent your entire lunch hour and breaks doing something other than the AHA forum...because you are on it the rest of the time you are at work  :o

...that could be too.  ::)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on March 14, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
My boss gave me permission to be on the AHA forum at work as much as I like.   ;)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: theDarkSide on October 24, 2013, 07:47:28 PM
You see this picture on Facebook and think, "Han Solo just won a Gold medal in the American Ale category"

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn176/stevo155/HanWinsGold_zps300e5748.jpg)

Gary sure looked a lot shorter back then and had more hair, huh?
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: klickitat jim on October 24, 2013, 08:05:28 PM
you put off getting your cholesterol checked because you have a batch to keg, yeast to start, grain bill to mill, and hops to weight before brew day and you only have three days off.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: tcanova on October 26, 2013, 01:55:47 PM
You make special trips home from work to check on the beer you put in the fermentor the day before and feel like a kid when you see the Krausen.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 26, 2013, 02:22:47 PM
Your wife and kids walk by and say "Oh you're reading beer stuff again. Big surprise !".
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: garc_mall on October 26, 2013, 02:26:37 PM
Your wife and kids walk by and say "Oh you're reading beer stuff again. Big surprise !".

I had this happen, I was talking to my wife about how excited I was that I got the water book. She was confused until she saw the cover and said, "Oh, its about beer, that makes sense."
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 26, 2013, 02:30:25 PM
Exactly  :)   She's actually really supportive of it but is dumbfounded I spend so much time reading about it.  The kids are just dumbfounded.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: HobsonDrake on October 27, 2013, 06:24:02 PM
the wife says you have to move all the beer stuff out of the guest room so guests can use it.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on October 27, 2013, 10:22:15 PM
You triple-rinse every beverage container you empty.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: morticaixavier on October 27, 2013, 11:08:59 PM
You triple-rinse every beverage container you empty.

Ha
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: jamminbrew on October 27, 2013, 11:40:24 PM
I was dropping my son off at a friends house to spend the night, and wanted to meet the parents. When we pulled up, I saw brewing equipment in the garage, and immediately asked the dad about it. My son turns to his friend, and says "Let's go. They're gonna be here for hours talking about beer."
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: kramerog on October 28, 2013, 07:10:43 PM
your work internet is down all morning and the first thing you do when it comes up is to visit the AHA forum.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: a10t2 on October 28, 2013, 07:30:07 PM
You just keep track of everything in barrels because it's easier.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: dirtyjerzey on October 29, 2013, 10:55:34 AM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: AmandaK on October 29, 2013, 12:16:04 PM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Jimmy K on October 29, 2013, 01:27:11 PM
You know you're into homebrewing when you think homebrew makes a great Christmas gift.
 
You know you're obsessed when your family thinks homebrew makes a great Christmas gift.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: reverseapachemaster on October 29, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
When you read this thread and you think all of the responses are really reasonable.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: guido on October 29, 2013, 01:37:19 PM
When you read this thread and you think all of the responses are really reasonable.

Well...yeah; we're reasonable people.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on October 29, 2013, 01:59:56 PM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

When you go house shopping the first thing you look for in a new home is where the brewery will go.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: Pinski on October 29, 2013, 02:42:32 PM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

...or a B2100  :o :o
So much more useful and rewarding than a condo.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: garc_mall on October 29, 2013, 02:51:07 PM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

When you go house shopping the first thing you look for in a new home is where the brewery will go.

The real estate agent my wife and I used is our club president. My new house has a garage to brew in temporarily, space for a shed (Brewery/bar) and a barrel aging room in the basement. Gotta plan for the beer.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: AmandaK on October 29, 2013, 03:09:35 PM
...the first things you unpack after selling your house and moving are a flask, stirplate, and starsan.  To hell with the clothes, who needs pants anyways!?!  8)

When you buy a new house and your first thought is, "This is a great time to upgrade the brewery too..."

So your housewarming present to yourself is a Sabco.  :o

When you go house shopping the first thing you look for in a new home is where the brewery will go.

Check and check! ;D
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: ericberryericberry on October 29, 2013, 03:30:11 PM


When you go house shopping the first thing you look for in a new home is where the brewery will go.
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I'm new to these forums (although I read them regularly), but couldn't help but chime in here.  I do that to such an extent that my wife mentions the potential for a brew room before I do......
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 29, 2013, 10:10:47 PM
I've definitely noticed this going on:

When every friend, relative or mere acquaintance you are with says to the bartender before you order your first beer - "He makes his own beer, so don't ask him about the beer and don't expect him to order without asking at least 5 questions about your beer"
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: redbeerman on October 30, 2013, 01:48:48 PM
I've definitely noticed this going on:

When every friend, relative or mere acquaintance you are with says to the bartender before you order your first beer - "He makes his own beer, so don't ask him about the beer and don't expect him to order without asking at least 5 questions about your beer"

Always, they funny thing is, after tasting the beer, you know more about it than the server most of the time. :-\
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: bluesman on October 30, 2013, 04:39:44 PM
When you see a 150qt Igloo at The Sam's Club and conjure up visions of a group Barleywine brew. I almost bought that sucker...;)  :))
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: corkybstewart on October 31, 2013, 12:05:11 AM
Your wife(a nurse) understands why you stayed up til 3 AM bottling homebrew on the day of your double hernia surgery.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: HoosierBrew on October 31, 2013, 12:28:51 AM
I've definitely noticed this going on:

When every friend, relative or mere acquaintance you are with says to the bartender before you order your first beer - "He makes his own beer, so don't ask him about the beer and don't expect him to order without asking at least 5 questions about your beer"

Always, they funny thing is, after tasting the beer, you know more about it than the server most of the time. :-\
No kidding. I love it when the server describes (for example) any stout that they brew as "kind of like Guinness".  I don't find sweet, export, American, RIS as remotely like an Irish stout. Just semantics I guess ;)  .
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on October 31, 2013, 01:24:32 AM
You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
You don't bother asking the server about the beer, you just ask for the beer list.

Classic example:
Me, "What kinds of beer do you have of tap?"
Server, "We have them all!"
Me, "You have them all?"
Server, "Yep!  We've got Michelob, Michelob Light, Bud, Bud Light, and Natural light!"
Me, "Damn!  How lucky am I!"
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: el_capitan on October 31, 2013, 03:02:40 AM
You tell your 6-year-old son you plan to have a dark beer with supper, and he says, "Like a Munich Dunkel?"  And then he's disappointed when it's a bottled beer and he doesn't get to pull the tap handle. 

He even knows how to pull the handle halfway at the end to "put the cap on."   ;D
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: duncan on October 31, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
...your planning the your next rental home based on how many fridges you can fit in there.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: tschmidlin on November 01, 2013, 08:00:43 AM
You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
You don't bother asking the server about the beer, you just ask for the beer list.

Classic example:
Me, "What kinds of beer do you have of tap?"
Server, "We have them all!"
Me, "You have them all?"
Server, "Yep!  We've got Michelob, Michelob Light, Bud, Bud Light, and Natural light!"
Me, "Damn!  How lucky am I!"
The "we've got all of them" line always makes me ask for something I know they don't have.
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on November 01, 2013, 01:59:05 PM
Schlitz Dark?   :D
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: tschmidlin on November 01, 2013, 04:04:59 PM
Schlitz Dark?   :D
Around here they would definitely not have that :D
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: punatic on November 01, 2013, 08:30:23 PM
In a previous life I briefly worked at a distributorship that carried Schlitz, Old Milwaukee, and Gallo Wines.

It was then that I learned that Schlitz is the German word for skunk piss.   :o 
Title: Re: You know you're obsessed with homebrewing when...
Post by: DrewG on November 05, 2013, 11:51:48 AM
.......you catch yourself trying to figure the grain absorbtion of your shredded wheat as you pour the milk.