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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2012, 01:02:05 PM »
I have a friend who is a prosecutor.  You wouldn't believe the stories he has of bonehead stuff people get busted for.  Better than reality TV for sure!
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2012, 07:02:03 PM »
I'm not sure on how to answer right now, but I can see how I could feel, I brew all the time and I just want to sit on my butt and watch a football game! I can still waste a couple hours talking beer though. I wonder if I will loose that?
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2012, 05:03:07 AM »
This thread reminds me of the joke about the gynecologist who gets home from work and starts complaining to his wife "Honey, if I see one more vagina today..."  :o ;D

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2012, 10:34:47 AM »
I worked my way through college as a bicycle mechanic. I don't think I ever got tired of talking about bikes, though I did get sick of fixing them after a while.

When I lived in Denver, I went to the Great Divide taphouse a lot. One day I was chatting with one of the brewers, and I asked him some question about brewing, not specifically related to their operations, just some general question. He basically said it was a trade secret. Then we got talking about bicycles, and he had some problem with his that he wanted to know how to fix. I told him it was a trade secret, and that if he wanted to come to my shop and pay me I'd tell him.
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2012, 10:40:16 AM »
I worked my way through college as a bicycle mechanic. I don't think I ever got tired of talking about bikes, though I did get sick of fixing them after a while.

When I lived in Denver, I went to the Great Divide taphouse a lot. One day I was chatting with one of the brewers, and I asked him some question about brewing, not specifically related to their operations, just some general question. He basically said it was a trade secret. Then we got talking about bicycles, and he had some problem with his that he wanted to know how to fix. I told him it was a trade secret, and that if he wanted to come to my shop and pay me I'd tell him.


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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2012, 10:51:53 AM »
I'm definitely not tired of brewing or even talking about brewing. I love it and think about it all the time. Problem is I'm spoiled now. I'd need a 10,000 brew rig to brew at the house again.
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2012, 12:04:34 PM »
Touche'

Giving free advice is probably my favorite thing to do. If he hadn't gotten an attitude about it, I would've told him how to fix it for free, or I would've fixed it for him for a 6-pack (my usual bro-deal). It's the whole George Carlin "Your stuff is s*** but my s*** is stuff" mentality.
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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2012, 12:05:51 PM »
I'm fine giving free advice as well. Free work otoh....
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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2012, 12:48:30 PM »
I'm fine giving free advice as well. Free work otoh....

Amen brother!  I'm with you there.  A have a couple of clients who think it's OK not to pay their bills for 90+ days.  Sometimes it feels like I work for free.  Funny thing, often times it is the wealthiest clients who are the hardest to collect from.

But, I get the last laugh.  There isn't anybody on the island that knows how to do what I do for them, so they will have to hire someone to fly in from the mainland to do it if I don't.  Their cost for two days downtime is eqivalent to my monthly fee.  It would take at least a week to schedule someone to come over... plus travel.

I've only had one client test me on this.  I receive payment from them now within a week of submitting an invoice.

I'm not unfair, but I do expect timely payment for services rendered.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2012, 02:21:06 PM »
I don't think I could ever get tired of doing something I like.

Unfortunately, dealing with the BS of a large corporation ranks below a groin punch on my list of interests.
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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2012, 02:27:53 PM »
I don't think I could ever get tired of doing something I like.


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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2012, 03:14:08 PM »
Unfortunately, dealing with the BS of a large corporation ranks below a groin punch on my list of interests.

As much as I say I don't miss homebrewing I have to say it pales in comparison to my not missing corporate life.

saturday I spent all day smoning two large pork shoulder's and relaxing outside and I relised that was the part of brewing I did actually misss. Having something to do around the house all day that wasn't "work". It was a lot of fun, and way, way easier than brewing.  :)
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« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2012, 11:03:35 AM »
I can't imagine not brewing new things, so as long as I could brew some pilot beers, I think the pro thing would work; but getting the time and having the energy to do so as a pro is the real limiter on that, it seems.

Oddly, I am involved in giving advice for a living, so the only way that stops for me is to isolate myself - so I homebrew solo usually and I fish as my other hobby.  These fora give me the opportunity to filter what I respond to, which is a pleasant diversion.


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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2012, 11:15:31 AM »
I'm fine giving free advice as well. Free work otoh....

As a graphic designer everyone seems to think i should do work "just for them" for free or for pennies because "you're not really making anything, you're just using your brain". I always ask if they get their legal work or accounting work for free/cheap because those people are just "reading and using math".

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“It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.”

So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.

“It’s perfect!” she gushed. “You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?”

“Five thousand dollars,” the artist replied.

“B-b-but, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!”

To which Picasso responded, “Madame, it took me my entire life.”

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2012, 11:33:58 AM »
I'm not too keen on turning my hobby into something that becomes a drudge to perform. ???

I also work for a fairly large corp. While there are definite advantages to this the main suck about the job is my fellow employees. I studied and trained for many years to do what I love to do. It's the shocking behavior demonstrated by my "colleagues" that'll drive me from the industry and not the repetitive nature of my work.

I might end up sweeping floors in a brewery before long   ;)
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