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Title: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: oscarvan on October 18, 2011, 11:46:31 AM
You empty your pockets at night and find a CO2 cartridge in there........
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: beersk on October 18, 2011, 06:16:52 PM
I disagree.  Bicyclists use co2 cartridges to quickly pumped up fixed flat tires...
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: glastctbrew on October 18, 2011, 06:27:10 PM
Un-milled kernels of malted barley fall to the floor as you take off your shoes and socks
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: eltharyon on October 18, 2011, 07:31:44 PM
Your 4 yr old walks into school monday morning saying she is going to a brewpub that night for a beer meeting and she was brewing the day before.

--that was yesterday actually.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: theDarkSide on October 18, 2011, 07:38:10 PM
You empty your pockets at night and find a CO2 cartridge in there........

That's if you can find your pants.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: blatz on October 18, 2011, 07:41:50 PM
you thought it might be cool to give your kid the initials: IPA, ESB or APA  -- I can actually do the middle one, hmmm....
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: kiltedtxn on October 18, 2011, 07:59:49 PM
When you go to Home Depot to get some nuts & bolts and walk out 2 hours later with enough parts to totally redo the liquid & gas plumbing on your brew rig.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: hamiltont on October 18, 2011, 08:59:19 PM
You repost your own post... http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=8027.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=8027.0)

or someone else's post... http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6564.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=6564.0)

Cheers!!!  ;)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: James Lorden on October 18, 2011, 08:59:41 PM
You have a collection of old computers in your basement that you plan on turning into stirplates.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Slowbrew on October 18, 2011, 09:03:28 PM
you think about pushing your 17 year old to specialize in Chemical Eng instead of Civil Eng at college next year so he can help you with the math.

Paul
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: bluesman on October 18, 2011, 09:20:52 PM
....you have a freezer dedicated to storing hops.

Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Pinski on October 18, 2011, 10:05:30 PM
I disagree.  Bicyclists use co2 cartridges to quickly pumped up fixed flat tires...

Ok, when you can't fix your flat because you charged the keg instead ;)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: rbclay on October 18, 2011, 10:17:53 PM
You have a collection of old computers in your basement that you plan on turning into stirplates.

hey, i did that with one... it was a mini one in a clear box. it works great and looks cool too...
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: speed on October 18, 2011, 10:31:29 PM
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 19, 2011, 12:49:49 AM
When the coolest thing to happen to you in the past week is finding out that a new acquaintance is interested in hearing about your brewing ... and actually listens when the others at the table say "Oh-oh, here he goes..." ::)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: James Lorden on October 19, 2011, 01:21:34 PM
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

That's just silly.  If you are going to turn your washing machine into anything it would be a centrifuge.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Kit B on October 19, 2011, 01:31:40 PM
You empty your pockets at night and find a CO2 cartridge in there........

You sure those weren't nitrous?


- When your basement family room starts looking more like a grain room or tap room.
- When you start looking at ventilation units to turn your storage room into a brewery.
- When you consider a different electrical panel size, to accomodate your 220V needs.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Slowbrew on October 19, 2011, 02:22:58 PM
When you tell your wife "since Winter in Central Iowa has gotten so mild anymore, you should close in the garage to make it a full time brewery and the cars can just sit outside."
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: rjharper on October 19, 2011, 02:26:09 PM
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

That's just silly.  If you are going to turn your washing machine into anything it would be a centrifuge.

My buddy just turned an old drum washer into a chicken plucker.  It's rather amusing to see the feathers fly...
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Delo on October 19, 2011, 02:45:24 PM
...you can swaddle your carboy better than you can your baby.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: James Lorden on October 19, 2011, 03:06:39 PM
to be more realistic, if your baby weighed 50 pounds it would be much easier to swaddle.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: dbeechum on October 19, 2011, 03:43:37 PM
You get super excited when Wally world has a sale on coolers and you buy a 150 quart without thinking it all the way through because "man, it's only $80!" (Oh and you avoid Wallyworld like the plague to begin with)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: snowtiger87 on October 19, 2011, 04:35:20 PM
When you walk through the grocery store and say to yourself, "I can ferment that, and that, and ohhhh that would be good in this kind of beer."
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Slowbrew on October 19, 2011, 06:31:13 PM
you haven't actually done any plumbing repairs in years but you still have pipe cutters and a MAP gas torch you use at least once a month.

Paul
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: maxieboy on October 19, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
You get super excited when Wally world has a sale on coolers and you buy a 150 quart without thinking it all the way through because "man, it's only $80!" (Oh and you avoid Wallyworld like the plague to begin with)

I was SO close to pulling the trigger on that one...

You know you're a homebrewer when the freezer on your fridge has virtually no room for food, just hops.

....you have a freezer dedicated to storing hops.

Well, I do need more frozen storage. Alright, where's my checkbook?  ;D
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: dzlater on October 19, 2011, 10:18:52 PM
when you look at the washing machine and think, i can make a mash tun out of that ;D

Hey Speed, is this you?
http://youtu.be/d9ezq3XYGIg (http://youtu.be/d9ezq3XYGIg)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: speed on October 19, 2011, 10:29:07 PM
no but i heard about that.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: davidgzach on October 20, 2011, 05:13:57 PM
When you wife asks "how much are you spending on ingredients and how much on equipment" each month.

When your wife says "another UPS package?" as much as "you're having another beer?".

When your wife asks, "so what are you brewing this weekend?"

AND +1 to when you look in your back room and start imagining how to get the air vent and shield installed so you can make it in to a brewery....... ;D

Dave
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: Jimmy K on October 20, 2011, 07:49:34 PM
You have a collection of old computers in your basement that you plan on turning into stirplates.

AND computer speakers are a great source of 12V power supplies, variable resistors, and power switches.
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 20, 2011, 08:01:35 PM
Your wife asks "When are we brewing agian?"

Your wife asks "Did you get the West Yorkshire Ale yeast?  When can we make the Landlord Bitter knockoff?"

Your wife asks  "Should we go North or South/before or after the NHC in Seattle?"

Your wife asks "There is a Founders beer dinner in town, want to go?"

My wife really does ask those questions.  She does!

You spend the day making a beer you have never had an example of, because it is extinct.  Recipe for a Graetzer on page 192 of Radical Brewing by Mosher.  That is after several sessions of smoking the wheat malt, all of the grist, and then you toast some of that.  It went well, did an hour at 122F, and the gummy mess then converted and was easy to work at 149F for an hour.  2 Lbs of rice hulls for 10 gallons, and no problems with the lauter.  

Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: beersk on October 20, 2011, 08:32:50 PM
Hmmm, I must not be a homebrewer then.  None of what you guys said applies to me...guess I should just look and see if there's beer in my kegs and fermenters, that might give me an indication of whether I'm a homebrewer or not...
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: morticaixavier on October 20, 2011, 08:38:56 PM
Hmmm, I must not be a homebrewer then.  None of what you guys said applies to me...guess I should just look and see if there's beer in my kegs and fermenters, that might give me an indication of whether I'm a homebrewer or not...

Just because these things indicate a homebrewer does not mean the lack of these things indicate a non-homebrewer.

all widgets are either Blue or Purple

All purple widgets are type A

Is a type A widget always purple?
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: DaveR on October 20, 2011, 08:54:50 PM
You go to a flea market, see any large kettle, and know from afar the capacity......in quarts.

 
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: punatic on October 21, 2011, 02:14:16 AM
Hmmm, I must not be a homebrewer then.  None of what you guys said applies to me...guess I should just look and see if there's beer in my kegs and fermenters, that might give me an indication of whether I'm a homebrewer or not...

Always with the negative waves Moriarity! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLFB6B1930D151F547)
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: beersk on October 21, 2011, 05:37:37 PM
Hmmm, I must not be a homebrewer then.  None of what you guys said applies to me...guess I should just look and see if there's beer in my kegs and fermenters, that might give me an indication of whether I'm a homebrewer or not...

Always with the negative waves Moriarity! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuStsFW4EmQ&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLFB6B1930D151F547)
Haha, that was funny!  I know, I admit I am filled with "negative waves" more than I care for. 
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: ibru on October 21, 2011, 08:20:10 PM
Love that movie....
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: sarsnavy2005 on November 08, 2011, 09:12:01 PM
Your wife asks "When are we brewing agian?"

Your wife asks "Did you get the West Yorkshire Ale yeast?  When can we make the Landlord Bitter knockoff?"

Your wife asks  "Should we go North or South/before or after the NHC in Seattle?"

Your wife asks "There is a Founders beer dinner in town, want to go?"

Apparently, I have quite a ways to go before becoming a true homebrewer...
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 08, 2011, 10:01:49 PM
Your wife asks "When are we brewing agian?"

Your wife asks "Did you get the West Yorkshire Ale yeast?  When can we make the Landlord Bitter knockoff?"

Your wife asks  "Should we go North or South/before or after the NHC in Seattle?"

Your wife asks "There is a Founders beer dinner in town, want to go?"

Apparently, I have quite a ways to go before becoming a true homebrewer...

Which is why I added the last line to my signature below. 
Title: Re: You know you're a home brewer when.......
Post by: bluesman on November 08, 2011, 10:07:36 PM
Your wife asks "When are we brewing agian?"

Your wife asks "Did you get the West Yorkshire Ale yeast?  When can we make the Landlord Bitter knockoff?"

Your wife asks  "Should we go North or South/before or after the NHC in Seattle?"

Your wife asks "There is a Founders beer dinner in town, want to go?"

Apparently, I have quite a ways to go before becoming a true homebrewer...

Which is why I added the last line to my signature below.  

The last line in your sig is reality for me. Great tag line Jeff.  :)