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Title: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: jivetyrant on March 27, 2011, 06:15:20 PM
I'm sure it's no great big deal, but a few things have popped up in my homebrewing adventure that I feel compelled to share!

Firstly, I joined the AHA yesterday!  Wahoo!

Secondly, I will be attending my first meeting of the local homebrew club for Southeastern Massachusetts on April 12, it will be a tasting event that I plan to bring some 6 or 7 different types of my homebrew to.  It'll be the first time I've shared my homebrew with anyone but family and the owner of Blackstone Valley Brew Supply (my LHBS) with.  Very Exciting!

Thirdly, I've developed 2 original recipes so far, the first of which is currently on the stove coming to a boil!  It's an American/English hybrid Oaked IIPA, the other recipe is for a Belgian Dark Extra Strong.  Both recipes are posted on the Recipes forum if you care to critique them.

Fourthly, I will be visiting my local commercial brewery (hopefully) next weekend to share my brews.  My stomach is all aflutter just thinking about it!

Finally, my wife and I have discussed it and if all goes well with her career and our family business I will be opening the first and only homebrew supply store in the New Bedford area within the next 5 years.  (unless someone else beats me to it!)

I love homebrewing.  Sometimes I feel like the hobby was made just for me!

Edit:  As I was typing the last sentence my wort boiled over a bit.  An unwatched pot *always* boils at the most inopportune time.  :P
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: chezteth on March 27, 2011, 06:19:07 PM
Congratulations!  All very exciting   :)
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: corkybstewart on March 27, 2011, 07:28:28 PM
It's great to hear your enthusiasm.  i hope it all goes well.  Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: euge on March 27, 2011, 07:28:54 PM
Exciting!

Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: theoman on March 27, 2011, 07:30:54 PM
Congrats on all!
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on March 27, 2011, 08:09:19 PM
Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.

+1  It's shaped my outlook on a number of things, particularly the DIY mentality with regard to food/drink.  Also, the science behind brewing has shaped my understanding of food chemistry and other natural processes.  As for social aspects, well, homebrewers are pretty much some of the nicest people you'll meet.  And I've found that homebrewers are a knowledgeable bunch on a wide range of subjects.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: jivetyrant on March 27, 2011, 08:47:28 PM
PP (I've just now decided to call you that) are you actually from the RI area or is your name simply a family guy reference?  I've been wondering that for a while. :)
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on March 27, 2011, 09:09:24 PM
Family Guy reference ;D. I'm from Minneapolis, MN.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: jivetyrant on March 27, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
Nuts, I'm like 25 minutes from Pawtucket. :P
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: corkybstewart on March 27, 2011, 11:13:08 PM
Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.

+1  It's shaped my outlook on a number of things, particularly the DIY mentality with regard to food/drink.  Also, the science behind brewing has shaped my understanding of food chemistry and other natural processes.  As for social aspects, well, homebrewers are pretty much some of the nicest people you'll meet.  And I've found that homebrewers are a knowledgeable bunch on a wide range of subjects.
And we're better looking than most folks too.  Seriously that's exactly what I was talking about. 
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: tumarkin on March 28, 2011, 12:00:29 AM
Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.

+1  It's shaped my outlook on a number of things, particularly the DIY mentality with regard to food/drink.  Also, the science behind brewing has shaped my understanding of food chemistry and other natural processes.  As for social aspects, well, homebrewers are pretty much some of the nicest people you'll meet.  And I've found that homebrewers are a knowledgeable bunch on a wide range of subjects.
And we're better looking than most folks too.  Seriously that's exactly what I was talking about. 

hmmmm, I'm thinking that's the beer goggles effect. maybe some of us are better looking, some of us not so much.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: punatic on March 28, 2011, 12:47:08 AM
...hmmmm, I'm thinking that's the beer goggles effect. maybe some of us are better looking, some of us not so much.


That's why I use my name as my avatar.    ;)

Welcome to the obsession  JT.  You'll find lots of enablers here on this forum
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: bluesman on March 28, 2011, 12:57:32 AM
Well we're glad to have you on board jt. Sounds like you are really getting into the hobby now. Welcome to our obsession and to the forum.  8)
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: denny on March 28, 2011, 03:54:15 PM
Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.

+1  It's shaped my outlook on a number of things, particularly the DIY mentality with regard to food/drink.  Also, the science behind brewing has shaped my understanding of food chemistry and other natural processes.  As for social aspects, well, homebrewers are pretty much some of the nicest people you'll meet.  And I've found that homebrewers are a knowledgeable bunch on a wide range of subjects.

I was just saying to my wife that I started homebrewing 13 years ago this month.  I still remember the excitement I felt reading my first homebrewing book.  Now, I'm on the Governing Committee of the AHA.  Today, I'm going to the state capitol to get my picture taken with the governor as he signs our new homebrew legislation, the most liberal in the US, which I'm proud to have had a hand in.  By the end of the week, I hope to find out if an offer I've been made for a homebrewing book will go through.  It's a hobby that's gone farther for me than I ever thought it would.  Definitely it's shaped my life for the last 13 years.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: bluesman on March 28, 2011, 03:58:09 PM
Homebrewing for me is much more of a lifestyle than just a hobby, and I'm sure there are lots of others here like me.

+1  It's shaped my outlook on a number of things, particularly the DIY mentality with regard to food/drink.  Also, the science behind brewing has shaped my understanding of food chemistry and other natural processes.  As for social aspects, well, homebrewers are pretty much some of the nicest people you'll meet.  And I've found that homebrewers are a knowledgeable bunch on a wide range of subjects.

I was just saying to my wife that I started homebrewing 13 years ago this month.  I still remember the excitement I felt reading my first homebrewing book.  Now, I'm on the Governing Committee of the AHA.  Today, I'm going to the state capitol to get my picture taken with the governor as he signs our new homebrew legislation, the most liberal in the US, which I'm proud to have had a hand in.  By the end of the week, I hope to find out if an offer I've been made for a homebrewing book will go through.  It's a hobby that's gone farther for me than I ever thought it would.  Definitely it's shaped my life for the last 13 years.

It certainly has and your efforts within the community reflect that. Good Luck on the book deal. I would love to have an opportunity to write a book.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: oscarvan on March 28, 2011, 07:48:08 PM
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Today, I'm going to the state capitol to get my picture taken with the governor as he signs our new homebrew legislation, the most liberal in the US, which I'm proud to have had a hand in.

You better post that here, or no one will believe it.  ;)
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: denny on March 28, 2011, 07:49:13 PM
I definitely will. I have my Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner tie on for the ceremony!
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: weazletoe on March 28, 2011, 07:53:40 PM
  By the end of the week, I hope to find out if an offer I've been made for a homebrewing book will go through.

I would be honored to co-author a small section on pantless techniques.
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: timberati on March 28, 2011, 07:58:29 PM
I definitely will. I have my Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner tie on for the ceremony!
:D Pictures. We want pictures. Will there be a write up in zymurgy?
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: Will's Swill on March 29, 2011, 02:10:35 AM
Whew!  I'm glad you quoted, otherwise your post might have looked like a response to the weaz...  :o
Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: punatic on March 29, 2011, 04:40:32 AM
Whew!  I'm glad you quoted, otherwise your post might have looked like a response to the weaz...  :o

Those would be here.  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6629.0
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Title: Re: Exciting happenings in my homebrewing world
Post by: weazletoe on March 29, 2011, 04:42:43 AM
Kind of sounds to me like somene is jealous of another particular brewers legs.