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Title: I am a rich man......
Post by: oscarvan on December 06, 2010, 12:37:51 AM
Today was brew day..... My bud Dave and his wife came over at 1, while the girls hung out inside, we got brewing in the barn. Wood stove going (30º outside but inside 60º from the stove plus the brew burners was plenty) XM channel 56 on the stereo, steaming up the windows flinging our malts and hops..... Two other friends stopped over to "observe".... all got to have a nice mug of Wooden Shoe APA out of the keggerator.... After the brew was done I served the Belgian beer soup witch chorizo and home made bread.....

There are people with more money than I have, but today I got to share my music, building, brewing and cooking with good friends, and I was a richer man for it.

I will now go to sleep with a smile on my face.
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Post by: richardt on December 06, 2010, 01:12:03 AM
Indeed!  Sharing and caring shouldn't just happen at Christmas time and birthdays.  Well done!
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Post by: chezteth on December 06, 2010, 01:18:09 AM
I completely agree!  I always enjoy having a friend brew with me.  It is also enjoyable to share some homebrew with friends and family.   It sounds like you had a terrific day.  :)
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Post by: weazletoe on December 06, 2010, 01:39:31 AM
Dude! That is the best day ever!!!
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Post by: darvyle on December 06, 2010, 01:40:18 AM
This is the part i love about home brewing.  Getting friends/family together enjoying a brewing cycle and making memories.  Keep up the good work.
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Post by: phillamb168 on December 06, 2010, 10:14:15 AM
Man, that sounds like a blast. I did something similar Saturday night, after mass, the wife and I took our nephew to some friends' house and met up with a bunch of other people to play and sing Christmas carols. That was a lot of fun (although the teenagers in the house were debbie downers until they decided to go upstairs to watch a DVD... in an unheated garage addition... when it was -3 c outside. Here's hoping we raise our kids better).
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Post by: denny on December 06, 2010, 04:33:38 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!
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Post by: gordonstrong on December 06, 2010, 04:47:53 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!

+1

Consider: if you had a rare/special bottle of beer, would you enjoy it more if you tried it by yourself, or if you shared it with someone else who would understand and appreciate it as much as you?
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Post by: euge on December 06, 2010, 05:00:05 PM
I sure wish I had a brewing partner. My friends have no problem putting away the beer, but start talking brewing and eyes glaze over...
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Post by: phillamb168 on December 06, 2010, 05:07:41 PM
I sure wish I had a brewing partner. My friends have no problem putting away the beer, but start talking brewing and eyes glaze over...

At least their eyes don't glaze over when you talk about why the homebrew in your kegs is better than the 1664 or Leffe they're quaffing.
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on December 06, 2010, 08:16:49 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!

This our experience also.  Some of our best friends were first met in our homebrewing club.

See you in San Diego!
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Post by: redbeerman on December 06, 2010, 09:14:02 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!

Indeed!
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Post by: bluesman on December 06, 2010, 09:17:30 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!

Agreed!
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Post by: myh3adhur7s on December 08, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
AFAIAC, the best part of homebrewing isn't the beer...it's the people you share the beer with!

Agreed with this statement. Me and my father do every brew day together.
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Post by: dak0415 on December 08, 2010, 07:58:26 PM
My dad passed away in 1988.  7 months before my youngest was born (he's 22 now) and 18 1/2 years before I started brewing.  He would have gotten such a kick out of this!
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Post by: tubercle on December 08, 2010, 08:02:55 PM
Some misguided individuals count riches in the form of material things. It is the giving of oneself and receiving love from others that are the true wealth of mankind. - Tubercle 2010