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Title: New Year goals?
Post by: majorvices on December 26, 2013, 03:27:44 PM
I'm a goals oriented person so the new year always presents itself to me as an opportunity to set up coming goals and review past accomplishments.

My brewing goal this year is to get a bottling or canning line in full operation by mid summer at Yellowhammer. We also have a production goal to meet this year that about doubles last years.

My personal goal is to lose 15 lbs and get back into shape again. I also want to spend more time with my family and get back out on the backpacking trail more often.

The day I turned 40 I went out for a 6 mile run and afterward hiked to the top of the mountain behind my house for some thoughtful meditation. I turn 45 this year and want be be in good enough shape to repeat that experience.

Anyone else want to share their goals and resolutions?
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: speed on December 26, 2013, 03:41:10 PM
Got a physical this month and found out my chlorestoral, sp. is a little high so am going to try to get it down. Since I quit working last July I've gotten pretty lax in my exercise and am sure that has something to do with it.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 26, 2013, 03:57:13 PM
 I turn 47 in ~ 3 weeks and would also like to trim down a bit. I've always lifted weights regularly, a habit developed from playing football in high school. But we all know the gut gets tougher to keep off the older you get. So I've gotta cut back at the table, plain and simple.
 As for brewing, we're close to getting a new kitchen fridge which means I can move the existing one to the garage to replace my burned out lagering fridge. So I want to get back to making lagers - I miss having BoPils,Helles, and Dort around, to name a few.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on December 26, 2013, 04:14:43 PM
I'm looking at dropping about ten pounds before next summer. I've been pretty lax (for me) about my diet this year so it's time to get more diligent. I'd also like to make some money this year. That would be a nice change of pace from not making money my first several months in business.

I also want to brew more beer this year and get more involved with the local club. Every year I try to improve the quality of my beer over the last year and next year will be no exception.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: tonyp on December 26, 2013, 04:23:33 PM
This year, my New Years resolution is 2560x1600.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: theDarkSide on December 26, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
Lose weight and become a BJCP judge...although they seem like they are in conflict with each other since I'll have to do a lot of beer tasting to study  ;D
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: klickitat jim on December 26, 2013, 05:15:07 PM
Drop a butt load of weight.
Brew better beer
More time on my bike. I somehow managed to only put about 3,000 miles on in 2013... not good for the soul.
Build greenhouse for the bride
List goes on
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: garc_mall on December 26, 2013, 05:21:25 PM
Well, I am moving into a new house about as soon as the year begins, and haven't brewed a batch in 6 months...

Retrofit Garage for Brewing
Retrofit Crawlspace for fermenting/lagering/barrel-aging?
Make at least 100g of beer
Become a BJCP judge
Get a medal in a competition
Get a bike, and start racking up miles
Get back down to about 160
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: thebigbaker on December 26, 2013, 05:24:23 PM
My brewing goal is to start our neighborhood brew club and see if we can get more neighbors involved.   

Personal goals would be to just spend as much time with family as possible.  My daughter is 4 now and I just want to soak up as much time with her as possible, even if it means brewing less.

Last year I met my goal and ran my first 1/2 marathon.    Next year my goal is to run a triathlon along with another 1/2 marathon.  Eventually I want to run a full marathon, but I'm not sure if I will squeeze that in next year.  I used to do a lot of mountain biking and really enjoy it, but I didn't go once last year, so I'm intent on getting back to riding some of these great Colorado trails in 2014. 

Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: bluesman on December 26, 2013, 05:28:07 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

We're off to a good start and need to keep on truckin' to the finish line for a Q3 2014 Grand Opening. 8)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: majorvices on December 26, 2013, 06:06:14 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

We're off to a good start and need to keep on truckin' to the finish line for a Q3 2014 Grand Opening. 8)

That's cute. You're just like every other brewery who thinks they'll open on time. ;)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: speed on December 26, 2013, 06:13:27 PM
Drop a butt load of weight.
Brew better beer
More time on my bike. I somehow managed to only put about 3,000 miles on in 2013... not good for the soul.
Build greenhouse for the bride
List goes on
+1 on the bike. I got about 7k last year and now I'm retired I hope to get more than that this next year. Also looking at a new bike. 2014 street glide.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: theDarkSide on December 26, 2013, 06:42:30 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

We're off to a good start and need to keep on truckin' to the finish line for a Q3 2014 Grand Opening. 8)
Ron,  do you have a kickstarter campaign going?
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: punatic on December 26, 2013, 07:59:44 PM
Create a DSLR time-lapse volcano video that I like enough to post on Vimeo.

The weight thing is easy.  I ride my bike and swim every day.
I caught the biggest wave of my life last Friday.  My friends say it had a 30'+ face.  It looked like 100' when I made my first bottom turn.  I would have s*** myself, but I was too busy keeping from being buried under a million tons of water.  It didn't look that big until I committed myself to catching the wave.  Everything after that was just staying alive.  That was the most alive I've felt since I was a kid.  Been surfing 46 years.  That was awesome! 
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: bluesman on December 26, 2013, 08:18:27 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

We're off to a good start and need to keep on truckin' to the finish line for a Q3 2014 Grand Opening. 8)

That's cute. You're just like every other brewery who thinks they'll open on time. ;)

The power of positive thinking is hard at work!  ;)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: bluesman on December 26, 2013, 08:19:21 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

We're off to a good start and need to keep on truckin' to the finish line for a Q3 2014 Grand Opening. 8)
Ron,  do you have a kickstarter campaign going?

No...but I'm sure we'll entertain this option at some point before long.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: AmandaK on December 26, 2013, 09:45:47 PM
1) Break in the new brewery.
2) Remodel the garage and basement with brewery related operations in mind.
3) Regrade the backyard, plant a garden, plant my dad's blackberries in my yard, and maybe plant some hops.
4) Drop 5lbs by September so I can fit into that wedding dress I bought! ;)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: duboman on December 26, 2013, 10:26:46 PM
Brewing wise my goals are to finally start making lagers with my new, repurposed lagering fridge, get into a few more comps and score some more bling, refocus on some good recipes and improve them

All my kids are graduating their respective schools this year and moving on in the fall with the oldest off to college, they grow up fast so I'm looking at spending more time with them both individually and as a family

Pay off a little debt and get the business growing again since the economy around here is starting to finally pick up and head back in the right direction.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: gmac on December 26, 2013, 11:43:26 PM
Lose 35 more lbs. lost 35 in 2013 so I need to keep the momentum going.
Master brewing lagers or at least keep working towards a decent one.
Be less grumpy and more patient.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: Slowbrew on December 27, 2013, 12:26:56 AM
My resolution for 2014 is the same as 2013's.  I fully resolve to not make New Year's resolutions.  I tworked last year.

Goals are bit less easy to meet: lose a little weight each month until I'm somewhere under obese.  Hopefully get more energy in the process and survive to type this again going into 2015. 

Paul
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: euge on December 27, 2013, 12:35:04 AM
Work less. Make more money. Lay on couch.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: erockrph on December 27, 2013, 01:21:25 AM
Beer-wise, I have a few goals. I started blogging, so I need to try to keep ahead on content for that. Which means I'm hoping to do at least 2 more runs of single-hopped brews this coming year. I also want to get a house 'fest recipe dialed in now that I have a fermentation chamber. I'm not really into competitions, but I'd like to enter a couple of beers this year (my Quad and my Hibiscus Saison) just for fun.

On the personal side, I need to lose all the weight I put on in 2013, then keep going. I was down 80 pounds over the past 3 years, but I put about 20 back on since work got out of control this summer. I'd like to break the 100 total pounds lost mark this year.

And speaking of work, I've finally come to grips that my schedule has gotten so out-of-control that it's effecting my health and my family. If my boss doesn't right the ship in the coming months and get us fully staffed again, then I'm going to have to tighten my belt and cut back my hours. I've finally realized that if I'm constantly giving 110% at work with nothing in return, then my family starts to lose out on that extra 10% of me.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: theDarkSide on December 27, 2013, 01:43:20 PM
I'm not really into competitions, but I'd like to enter a couple of beers this year (my Quad and my Hibiscus Saison) just for fun.

There's one coming up soon in your area:

4th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition
Entry Fee: $7
Entry Deadline: 03/15/2014
Phone Number: (401) 598-2845
Location: Providence, RI, US
Contact Email: jpereira@jwu.edu
Organizer: Jennifer Pereira
http://www.oshc.brewcomp.com/ (http://www.oshc.brewcomp.com/)

I love local comps...no shipping cost involved!
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: majorvices on December 27, 2013, 01:53:37 PM

And speaking of work, I've finally come to grips that my schedule has gotten so out-of-control that it's effecting my health and my family. If my boss doesn't right the ship in the coming months and get us fully staffed again, then I'm going to have to tighten my belt and cut back my hours. I've finally realized that if I'm constantly giving 110% at work with nothing in return, then my family starts to lose out on that extra 10% of me.

This is exactly how I feel about the brewery. Looks like this year I'll be able to afford to pay myself a bit more and work a bit less with the crew we have hired. Still going to be a lot of hours and weekly late nights but less weekends and more time at home than last 3.5 years.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: boulderbrewer on December 27, 2013, 04:47:32 PM
Mine is to get some beer samples to Major and to break the 1000bbl mark. Which means canning.

Ron, if you are only a quarter late in opening that is a win. We missed our goal date by only five months.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: denny on December 27, 2013, 05:00:24 PM
Lose 50 lbs. so I live long enough to enjoy my retirement.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: a10t2 on December 27, 2013, 05:19:40 PM
Obtain all of the funding required to open up our brewery in planning!

That's my goal, for the third year running... ::)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: Mike V. Sardina on December 27, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
I offer my support to those trying to become more active and lose weight in the new year!  Keep up the hard work and good luck with your goals...

For my brewing resolutions, I would like to brew small batches of beer as often as I can in 2014.  Hopefully, in doing so, I will get the opportunity to experiment with the utilization of specific ingredients like different hop varietals, yeast strains, specialty malts, etc.

I would also like to create a diary of the "2014 Year-in-Beer" -- the idea would be to document the amazing beer experiences that I get to enjoy each week.  Whether it is touring a new brewery, meeting a cool person who is involved in beer, or whether it is simply enjoying an amazing homebrew or commercial brew...I want to remind myself how awesome beer truly is.  If I remember to write down some of the special beer moments that happen each week, I will have a way to look back on my year in beer.

Cheers, and Happy 2014 to all!

Mike
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: punatic on December 27, 2013, 06:14:49 PM

And speaking of work, I've finally come to grips that my schedule has gotten so out-of-control that it's effecting my health and my family. If my boss doesn't right the ship in the coming months and get us fully staffed again, then I'm going to have to tighten my belt and cut back my hours. I've finally realized that if I'm constantly giving 110% at work with nothing in return, then my family starts to lose out on that extra 10% of me.

This is exactly how I feel about the brewery. Looks like this year I'll be able to afford to pay myself a bit more and work a bit less with the crew we have hired. Still going to be a lot of hours and weekly late nights but less weekends and more time at home than last 3.5 years.

So, for 2014 you've resolved to discover the joy of employees... :o   

You're gonna love it.   ::)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: yugamrap on December 31, 2013, 03:07:41 PM
In no particular order...

Celebrate 30 years of marriage in September.
Lose some weight.
Brew more and better beer. 
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: morticaixavier on December 31, 2013, 03:23:56 PM
Brew more and better beer.
Learn to brew lagers.
spend more time with my family.
Learn to malt barley.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: tommymorris on December 31, 2013, 03:25:48 PM
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: coastsidemike on December 31, 2013, 07:45:57 PM
Anyone else have fitbit?

I only hear good things about that.

New Year goals:

1. need to learn what is "good dub-step"
2. stretch, surf and skate more
3. my homebrewery had a good pace until I transitioned to kegs and dual batches (15g at a time), now I gotta revisit the organization and work-flow.  Seems like I have too much beer on hand.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: ccfoo242 on January 01, 2014, 12:37:26 AM
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?

*sigh* yeah...sitting on my bedside table. Now I feel guilty. I should drink more so I don't care.  :o
Title: New Year goals?
Post by: tommymorris on January 01, 2014, 04:17:03 AM
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?

*sigh* yeah...sitting on my bedside table. Now I feel guilty. I should drink more so I don't care.  :o
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/01/7ahyzu6y.jpg)
Made it!
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: ccfoo242 on January 01, 2014, 04:20:00 AM
Get 10000 steps a day on my new fitbit.

Anyone else have fitbit?

*sigh* yeah...sitting on my bedside table. Now I feel guilty. I should drink more so I don't care.  :o
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/01/7ahyzu6y.jpg)
Made it!

I'll drink to that!
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: jamminbrew on January 01, 2014, 05:58:53 AM
Learn to brew lagers.
Yup. Got my first lager, a doppelbock, bubbling away right now.  Gonna figure these bad boys out...
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: dls5492 on January 01, 2014, 01:16:07 PM
One of my beers wins first place in brew judging! Happy New Year everybody!
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: Herminator on January 01, 2014, 02:16:29 PM
Like many other…I have to drop some weight.  Some other goals are to re-establish my meditation regiment, brew 1-3 lagers, build a brew structure and spend as much time with family as possible. 

Cheers to 2014!
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: son_of_buncrana on January 01, 2014, 07:11:59 PM
Same as many here, lose weight and get in some sort of shape. Brew my first lager and get my garage fixed up into my brew room. win a few more competitions. Have gotten 2 first places and one best of show for my milk stout.
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: The Professor on January 01, 2014, 08:26:51 PM
With work picking up for me this year, I'm going to try to do more 10 gal batches this year.
The thought of running out of properly aged beer makes me very uneasy.  8)
Title: Re: New Year goals?
Post by: chumley on January 02, 2014, 06:10:12 PM
I got a fitbit for Christmas, too!  It confirms what I have been thinking all along, that I easily walk 10,000 steps a day (thank you, dog!)

But I am still fat.  My resolutions are to lose weight and stop going to the bar 5 days a week.  I think the two are inter-related.  ;D